Verizon inks tech deal with Agfa to transform network

Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced its tech deal with the Agfa-Gevaert Group (Agfa) to transform its network infrastructure.
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The company has selected Verizon’s managed network services and software-defined networking solutions.

Verizon will manage Agfa’s global network, freeing up Agfa’s own IT department to focus on innovation in service and solution delivery.

In addition, by deploying Verizon’s software-defined network solutions, Agfa will be able to quickly flex and adapt its global network infrastructure to more effectively support business needs.

Agfa, which serves customers in 100 countries from its Belgian headquarters, develops, manufactures and distributes analog and digital imaging systems and IT solutions for printing, healthcare and industrial applications.

“This network transformation is a crucial element of our business strategy, and will deliver a flexible, scalable and agile global infrastructure fit to support our business today and into the future,” Caroline van Rompuy, Agfa’s CIO, said..

Rich Montgomery, Verizon’s international group vice president, said the move to virtualised network services will help the company better serve its customers.