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Unify your entire IT environment to yield consistent and efficient operations globally

This Nokia use case describes how even the most complex IT and application environment can be unified for consistent and efficient global operations— without the disruption of rip and replace. Plus, you get mission-critical network control and security, and reduce your TCO by at least 25 percent.

Challenge: Growth and acquisitions drive manageability and cost challenges

Enterprises typically grow organically and by acquisitions. As a result, within the enterprise there can be multiple data centers, wide area networks, and even public cloud environments, each with their own complexities and strengths. Typically, IT teams struggle with ongoing operations challenges and often do not have the time to redesign, migrate, and replace the entire environment.

Solution: Unify the most complex legacy environment into a global cloud

The Nokia cloud architecture overlays even the most complex enterprise environment without forklift upgrades, providing globally consistent operations. By federating this unified environment across data centers and across a unified WAN environment, each subsidiary, data center, and application can get fast and reliable performance worldwide.

Budget friendly


Create a manageable enterprise-wide environment within existing resources

Homogenize operations


Uplevel your environment for consistent, mission-critical operations globally

Longer asset life


Upgrade existing assets without a forklift and utilize formerly stranded assets more effectively

Nokia transforms even the most complex environment into a single coherent cloud with rich management from the data center to even the most distant WAN environment. Nokia combines innovative software defined networking (SDN) and software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) approaches with cutting-edge networking technology to deliver a unified cloud infrastructure that provides mission-critical communications and operations while reducing costs.

As Figure 1 illustrates, Nokia can create a high-performance Internet Protocol (IP) backbone among data centers. Leveraging Data Center Interconnect (DCI) approaches, any combination of IP and optical network gear can provide high-performance, scalable, and reliable connections among data centers. 

Figure 1. Unification provides foundation for digital transformation

How our approach changes the game

This innovative approach overlays even the most complex enterprise environment, upgrading it to a unified one. This environment can include a rich and consistent customer experience for front-end uses, as well as globally consistent services and support to internal organizations for back-end uses. Cost efficiencies are realized through consolidation of networking in addition to the use of the most cost-effective IP or WAN medium, such as copper for low-volume supply depots.

Why our approach is different


  • Unifies a diverse enterprise environment into a coherent, unfied cloud without forklifts or infrastructure limitations.
  • Provides fine-grained, yet automated controls that are essential for large-scale, complex enterprise clouds
  • Reduces TCO by a minimum of 25 percent compared to the original legacy environment


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