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M1 to create next-generation data centre with partners
TELCO M1 is tying up with VMware, Palo Alto Networks and Huawei to implement a next-generation software-defined networking (SDN) technology proof of concept in its cloud-based data centre.
Through it, M1 will be able to develop and launch new services more swiftly and with greater flexibility for its corporate customers.
Data centres generally incorporate various hardware from different vendors using individual proprietary software, which can make network planning or introducing new services for customers complicated and time-consuming.
SDN technology gives data centres a comprehensive unified view of its network with control over each network element via a central management tool, M1 said in a release on Tuesday.
"The corporate market is a growth segment for M1, and we have continually enhanced our offerings to better serve these customers through our connectivity solutions and cloud-based data centre," Willis Sim, chief product development and corporate solutions officer at M1. "M1's Software-Defined Networking Data Centre (SDNDC) will further enhance our capabilities and agility to serve large enterprises and government agencies."