Valmet is a global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.
The company picked its neighbour Finnish operator and ICT services provider, Elisa, as its prime partner to provide global data network and related data security services for the company.
Elisa will work closely with Vodafone Business to monitor and manage the data traffic on Valmet’s network and its local area network in more than 150 locations on five different continents.
The Elisa solution is designed to support Valmet’s business growth with new digitalised services and customer experiences: it is one of the most automated network solutions in the world.
“The overall solution offered by Elisa and Vodafone Business met our ambitious needs when we were looking for a new Next Generation Network solution. Our objective was to find a global solution that would be as comprehensive as possible to support a shift from a typical corporate network centric operating environment towards a cloud enabled global digital platform,” says Janne Puustinen, CIO, Valmet.
The SD-WAN network solution, implemented by Elisa is built around mainstays network automation, reliable network architecture and an international partner network which includes Vodafone.
Elisa´s software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) manages services outside physical networks, for global network management and monitoring.
“We are pleased to leverage our long standing partnership with Elisa to help Valmet on their transformation journey. We’re providing Elisa with access to Vodafone’s global network and the ability to serve multinational corporations like Valmet,” says David Joosten, Regional Director, Vodafone Americas and Partner Markets, Vodafone Business.
Elisa’s centre for network and data security services is located in Finland close to Valmet’s roots. With network management and operation, Elisa will be able to monitor the state of Valmet’s global network from Finland, and take necessary action remotely or by using its agile network of partners.
The new cooperation will also be benefit Valmet in future, as services are moved to the cloud and 5G technology proliferates.