Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 47 - Page 17


Telefónica Tech and Fortinet launch global secure SD-WAN service announced the launch of a new global managed service centred around a security-driven networking approach to SD-WAN .

The new service converges networking and security functionality into a single integrated offering to empower the hybrid work era and enable users to have optimal performance and security while connecting from offices , factories or sites and extend this experience when remotely accessing business applications .
John Maddison , EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet , said : “ We are dedicated to working with our partners to develop solutions based on security-driven networking principles to solve customer challenges and protect people , devices and data everywhere .”
Combining the global capabilities of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN with the managed security and cloud services of Telefónica Tech ensures quality of experience and security no matter where users are located by providing agile connectivity and next-generation managed security ready for multi-cloud environments .

Telefónica Tech , Telefónica ’ s digital business unit , and Fortinet , a global leader in broad , integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions , are expanding their current strategic alliance , and have

The hybrid and cloud-centric work model , adopted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic , is the new normal and even as offices begin to reopen , organisations have been accelerating the migration of their services to the cloud to allow employees to work from anywhere .

Vertiv helps drive a climate-neutral digital economy

Vertiv , a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions , has announced that it has become a lead sponsor of the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance ( SDIA ).

Giordano Albertazzi , President for Europe , Middle East and Africa ( EMEA ), Vertiv , said : “ Achieving a successful transition to a sustainable and digital future will require the co-operation of a wide variety of stakeholders , including governments as well as organisations from across the energy and technology industries .”
Vertiv will apply its expertise , global reach and lead position in several key data centre technology areas to support the SDIA ’ s mission to bring together key players from across the critical infrastructure arena to meet sustainability goals .
Initially , Vertiv and the SDIA will focus their relationship around Europe – currently at the forefront of sustainability technology development , as well as government regulation and investment .
Max Schulze , Executive Chairman , SDIA , added : “ Together we will continue to develop new concepts and technologies to make climateneutral data centres and digital infrastructure a reality .”
The co-operation with the SDIA is the latest in a series of advances Vertiv has made around sustainability and the wider Environmental , Social and Governance ( ESG ) arena . Some of the immediate areas of co-operation between SDIA and Vertiv will include the advancement of grid-interactive technologies .
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