FREMONT, CA: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE), a provider of telecommunications services, announces a new cloud managed network infrastructure service – Network on Demand– designed and delivered with its Business Partners.
The new Alcatel-Lucent Network on Demand service enables businesses to benefit with the latest networking technology on a pay-per-use basis. This model provides enterprises an alternative to capital expenditure by enabling them to focus their investment in key business priorities and to link their infrastructure operational spending with changes in their business.
Businesses are searching for better ways to keep their frequently changing networking technology and related expenses to match their business needs. According to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC), it is expected that 80% of IT infrastructure will be on a pay-as-you-go basis by 2020.
The new Network on Demand is a unified and secure LAN/WiFi managed service delivered via Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Partners. The Network on Demands’ automated, out-of-the box cloud managed tools, allows its business partners offering managed services – to simplify their operations and improve the satisfaction of their customers. Business partners can uniquely bundle usage-based billed applications with networking infrastructure to differentiate and match their customers’ technology consumption models.
This solution removes the upfront capital cost of equipment for businesses and aligns the cost to the actual use. Network on Demand is ideal for businesses seeking the latest technology while only paying for what they need and when they need it.
“Looking at the increased acceptance of IT on demand via cloud application services, we wanted to be the first to offer our customers the benefits of a new set of network services. Designed with our partners, Network on Demand changes the game by making it possible to offer Opex consumption based, unified, on demand LAN and WiFi managed services,” says Stephane Robineau, EVP and General Manager, Networking Business division, ALE.