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OceanaGold turns to Orange to manage transformation to SD-WAN

Orange Business Services has delivered a Managed Flexible SD-WAN and service to mining company OceanaGold worldwide. The optimized infrastructure supports new bandwidth-hungry applications within its collaboration tools while simplifying the company’s IT management activities and reducing costs.

This approach enables OceanaGold to take advantage of the capabilities of Flexible SD-WAN, including dynamic traffic routing and bandwidth allocation, to provide an enhanced user experience for 2,000 plus employees. At the same time, the mining company can allocate internal resources away from WAN management to business-generating projects across its territories in Asia Pacific and North America.

A Managed service eliminates complexity for OceanaGold by enabling Orange Business Services to be single point of contact for services and technologies, as well as centralized billing.

With OceanaGold hosting more and more of its applications in the cloud as part of its digital transformation, it also required a secure and flexible way to connect to the internet. Flexible SD-WAN has allowed it to move away from MPLS to internet-based application access, reducing overhead costs and increasing network performance. It is also proving a solution to the skills shortage, allowing the multinational to better plan for capacity and growth.

“Through partnering with a managed services provider, we achieved our key goals of gaining greater flexibility and improving the performance of our network to improve global connectivity throughout the organization. Flexible SD-WAN has enabled us to do this, and we look forward to further collaboration with Orange as we accelerate our digital transformation,” explained Steve VandenBerg, Head of Digital Technology at OceanaGold.

“We are pleased that OceanaGold’s Flexible SD-WAN roll out has provided them with the desired blend of cost optimization and bandwidth they were looking for. It has helped reshape their vision of us from a pure telecommunications vendor to a trusted digital services partner. The new platform was co-constructed with OceanaGold’s team, from the solution design phase to the deployment to create a positive impact for their business,” commented Andrew Borthwick, Managing Director for Orange Business Services ANZ.

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