– Better network management and application monitoring, productivity growth and user experience optimization
COSMOTE provides MOTOR OIL with the innovative integrated SD-WAN solution, improving its telecommunications network in terms of efficiency, security and reliability. SD-WAN, together with the connectivity services and high-end ICT solutions provided by COSMOTE, is making a decisive contribution to the digital transformation of the MOTOR OIL Group.
The need for uninterrupted and secure communication between MOTOR OIL Group’s 35 points of presence throughout Greece, as well as the possibility of independent and secure access to the Internet and Cloud services, with a high level of service and guaranteed availability (SLA), both at the network level and at the level of applications and services, were the reasons for the adoption of SD-WAN by the modern energy group, which plays a leading role in Greece and in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region. The solution vertically crosses the four main pillars of MOTOR OIL Group’s strategic development, ensuring the smooth running of ongoing projects.
The project was implemented using CISCO MERAKI SD-WAN technology, using all combinations of interconnect technologies (MPLS, broadband/fixed Internet access and LTE) and access technologies provided by the OTE group. MOTOR OIL’s PoPs were interconnected in the most secure way, which was important to the Group, ensuring high availability using all network circuits, as well as potential for expansion. At the same time, the performance of business applications has increased and the overall user/employee experience has been improved, increasing MOTOR OIL Group’s productivity.
Regarding this partnership, the Chief Information Officer of the Motor Oil Group, Nikolaos Giannakakis, observed that “Digital interconnection, ensuring all guarantees of functionality and efficiency, is a strategic choice for the Motor Oil Group, but also a vital necessity. The Group operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Greece and beyond, in many different locations, with a large flow of varied and classified information and actions, whose interoperability and security require collaboration with modern and state-of-the-art information and telecommunications technologies. COSMOTE and the solutions brought to our Group ensure a dynamic transition towards digital transformation, which for us is vital for the present and the future..”
Grigoris Christopoulos, Commercial Director of the OTE Group Business Line, noted that “OTE Group makes a significant contribution to the digitization of modern businesses in Greece and abroad. Companies like MOTOR OIL trust us to implement important and demanding IT and telecom projects. Using SD-WAN technology, we were able to provide an efficient, secure and reliable network for the Energy Group. Thanks to our state-of-the-art know-how and our innovative solutions, we have established ourselves as a partner of choice for any company wishing to enter the digital age..”
What is SD-WAN?
Modern businesses rely on Wide Area Networks (WANs) to support communication between their business locations, which are located in different geographic areas. the Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)) is a virtual WAN architecture that allows enterprises to remotely manage their network and configure and expand it quickly and easily. Control of network connections, application flows, management policies, security mechanisms, and general network management is provided by software installed and running on a central platform.
SD-WAN takes advantage of a central control function to optimally direct network traffic, allowing the use of any combination of interface technologies, so that different parts of the enterprise can be connected in securely, while increasing the performance of enterprise applications, improving user experience and increasing network productivity.
To provide the SD-WAN solution, the OTE Group has been working for a year and a half with the largest SD-WAN providers to provide each company with a proposal based on their specific scanning needs.
The OTE Group is a partner of choice for the digital transformation of companies
Having implemented large and complex telecommunications and ICT projects, OTE Group has the scale and know-how to lead any business or organization, in Greece or abroad, into the new digital era. Thanks to its intensive activities in the IT integration sector, and having established strategic partnerships for the implementation of complex ICT projects, the OTE group is the partner of choice for companies looking for cutting-edge solutions in the sectors digital and cloud transformation, data security, Internet of Things, health, tourism and energy. The state-of-the-art services and solutions it provides ensure business continuity and efficiency.