ZTE and InfoVista Sign a Strategic Alliance Agreement for SD-WAN

27 February 2018, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, together with InfoVista, today announced a strategic alliance and the general availability of their integrated product. The result is the availability of Application-Aware SD-WAN solution to enterprises with outstanding agility, flexibility and simplified operation & maintenance (O&M) while also guaranteeing the performance of their business-critical applications. The solution provides a single unified branch gateway that combines routing, overlay, zero-touch management and service orchestration from ZTE with application visibility, application QoS control, application session routing and WAN Optimization from InfoVista.

To meet varying customer needs, the joint solution offers a managed delivery model as well as a self-hosted model. For Service Providers aspiring to monetize the growing demand for hybrid WAN connectivity, the solution offers a hosted, multi-tenant delivery model. For large enterprises or businesses with enhanced data security requirements, the solution also offers a self-hosted option.

Mr. Zhu Yongxing, Vice President of ZTE said: “The innovative business model provided by InfoVista and ZTE sets a good example for hardware vendors and software providers in the industry. The alliance combines the strengths of both parties. In addition to simplifying the infrastructure and application architecture, it also provides more flexible and open choices to customers. “

Mr. Bernard Breton, Chief Marketing Officer of InfoVista said: “This alliance marries a best-of-breed software innovation from InfoVista with cost-effective, carrier grade hardware and orchestration from ZTE. With applications being at the heart of every business’ digital transformation, this offers enterprises an indispensable solution for getting the most from their IT networks.”

ZTE’s data communications networks have been extensively applied in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. Establishing sincere partnerships with many world-leading operators, ZTE is playing a critical role in the digital transformation of enterprises globally. InfoVista, on the other hand, is the leading provider of network and application performance orchestration solutions with more than 1500 customers in 180 countries. Through its Ipanema product, InfoVista has supported the digital transformation of global businesses through its Application Performance Optimization solutions. The strategic alliance between ZTE and InfoVista thus introduces a first of its kind high-performance, carrier grade and application aware SD-WAN solution in the market.