NFV Service Brings Branch-To-Cloud Connectivity for Fortinet Secure SD-WAN Customers

Megaport - logoMegaport has announced the availability of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN on Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE). Megaport’s on-demand NFV service brings branch-to-cloud connectivity to Fortinet Secure SD-WAN customers. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN’s along with MVE allows a brand to cloud connectivity on Megaport’s global NaaS platform. Various businesses have supported SD-WAN and Internet connections as a medium to simplify their IT connectivity.

The dependence on end-to-end Internet connections to key services and resources can create a negative impact on security, availability, and performance. With the Fortinet Secure SD-WAN, customers can host localized virtual SD-WAN controllers on Megaport’s global platform and lessen the distance data travels across Internet paths from branch locations to critical services in public or private clouds and even to other branch locations.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN would boost edge to cloud connectivity and multi-cloud interconnectivity without making any compromises with the security. After the connection, Fortinet customers will be able to access Megaport’s ecosystem of more than 700 enabled data centers worldwide, more than 360 providers, and more than 220 cloud onramps.

About Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE)

Photo John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet
“Megaport is leveraging the simplicity and orchestration benefits of Fortinet’s SD-WAN solution to provide customers with a secure, seamless, and superior quality of user experience,” said John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet.

Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE) is a compute and network service in one that is distributed worldwide. The compute aspect of the service allows customers to host NFV instances in locations where they require them, on-demand, and manage them in a point-and-click manner.

Talking about the network side, MVE’s built-in transit gateway would deliver a highly scalable access point for connecting networks through the public Internet to Megaport’s private Software Defined Network (SDN). Virtualized devices hosted on MVE can use the transit gateway to create connections between the Megaport SDN and their own networks that include branch locations, private cloud, and data centers.

As per the availability, customers can get MVE in 21 metros over Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. This will also provide higher flexibility to customers to deploy virtual devices near concentrations of users to localize traffic and optimize data termination for performance.

CEO’s Take

Vincent English, CEO at Megaport, said that businesses are adopting SD-WAN at a high pace. The ability for customers to easily host virtual instances of Fortinet SD-WAN orchestrators across the globe on their Megaport’s platform would definitely improve the edge network connectivity for international organizations.

He concluded by saying that having Fortinet’s SD-WAN solutions fully integrated into Megaport’s global Software Defined Networks permits customers to optimize their SD-WAN connectivity. It would also refine the overall network and application performance at the fraction of the cost incurred while using traditional connectivity methods.

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN on MVE Highlights

  • Secure Multi-cloud connections with the globally leading clouds such as Microsoft Azure, Salesforce, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud, AWS, and Oracle Cloud
  • Distributed worldwide for localized connections
  • Unified end-to-end network provisioning and management to transform legacy networks
  • Better performance with minimum latency and jitter
  • Real-time provisioning of interconnections and virtual network infrastructure
  • Point-and-click network provisioning in order to support interconnection between data centers, IT services, cloud providers, and branch locations
  • No hardware to ship, install or manage
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