February 27, 2017
Tata Communications successfully incubates another business idea through its flagship innovation programme ‘Shape the Future’ and debuts NetFoundry, a business that reinvents networking for the hyper connected era at Mobile World Congress this year [Hall 2 Stand 2H26].
The NetFoundry platform enables enterprises to obtain the security and performance of a private network, while benefiting from the economics and agility of the Internet - enabling enterprises to securely and reliably extend applications from edge to core to public and private clouds, using Internet access. Leveraging APIs, web consoles and standard DevOps tools such as Jenkins and Ansible, instead of proprietary network management tools, enterprises are able to deploy and manage software defined networks (SDN) in the same manner in which they spin up virtual machines.
Galeal Zino, Founder of NetFoundry says, “Our platform enables developers and partners to embed secure, reliable networking inside their solution stacks. This unleashes untapped potential for developer innovation and enables enterprises to rapidly take IT, IoT and cloud apps from prototype to production, while meeting the most stringent enterprise requirements for security and performance.”
NetFoundry leverages Tier one networks including Tata Communications’ leading global network together with NetFoundry’s patent pending platform, cloud-native SDN and software defined perimeter architecture. It has also created a comprehensive partner community to provide customers access to a full solution stack with resiliency, quality of experience and security at the core. These best-in-class technology partners include Dispersive Technologies (Virtual Network Function (VNF) software for superior data security) and Sonus Networks (VNF function for Session Border Control). Ecosystem partners interoperating with NetFoundry’s services include Integron, a leading provider of managed IoT services to over one million deployments worldwide. Integron uses NetFoundry software to provide its managed healthcare services with the security and performance they require.
Tata Communications’ Shape the Future internal incubator has been responsible for internally crowdsourcing more than 500 business ideas with the potential to become $200m businesses within 10 years and subsequently incubating seven of those ideas.
Julie Woods-Moss, Chief Innovation Officer at Tata Communications says, “The Shape the Future programme is testament to our belief that innovation can happen at scale in large organisations. In a short space of time, NetFoundry has quickly built-up its APIs, channel and partner ecosystem and credentials to show how it can enable businesses to solve their networking challenges in today’s digital world and also extend software developer innovation by abstracting them from the underlying network. Looking ahead to the long-term, this opens up all sorts of possibilities for networking to operate as a function of the application, integrating the previous disparate functions of network, security within one architecture – enabling the completion of the software eats the world concept.”
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
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