AT&T has reeled in an SD-WAN customer win with multi-national commercial refrigeration company Epta. The Italian-based company will replace its current IT environment, which includes various vendors and technologies, with AT&T's SD-WAN-based network.
Epta’s core business is the supply, installation and maintenance of complete systems for commercial refrigeration for the retail, food and beverage and hospitality sectors. It operates across the globe under brands such as Costan, Bonnet Névé, Eurocryor, Misam, Iarp and Kysor Warren.
By using SD-WAN, Epta and its operating companies will be able to streamline customer service and drive further collaboration across its brands, according to AT&T's press release.
The benefits for Epta and its customers also include the flexibility and speed that SD-WAN will bring to the table, allowing the company to adapt the network to its market and business needs.
AT&T and Epta didn't say when the new SD-WAN network would launch. AT&T is deploying VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN technology for Epta. AT&T has taken a multi-vendor approach to SD-WAN. It uses Cisco's managed Viptela SD-WAN solution and has also deployed VMware's VeloCloud SD-WAN offering.
In July, AT&T announced the launch of a new SD-WAN solution using Cisco's Viptela secure SD-WAN technology. That SD-WAN solution includes Cisco's security capabilities across branches, cloud connections and data centers.
Cisco announced its 17.2 SD-WAN software release earlier this year. With that software release, Cisco blended its Cisco Umbrella Cloud Security portfolio, which includes Cisco's secure internet gateway, with its Viptela-based SD-WAN offering.