ZD Net reports that Orange Business Services has introduced Business VPN Galerie. This service allows companies to use the operator’s virtual private network to connect through to cloud service providers, and has been launched in France. Part of a two-year push, announced in December 2009, for the network operator to become a major player in cloud services, an international pilot of Business VPN Galerie will start in the first quarter of 2011.
“‘What we are doing is connecting partner cloud services to [Orange’s] core network,’ Marc Blanchet, senior vice president for global communication solutions for Orange Business Services (OBS), said at a press briefing in Paris. ‘We are saying to application providers: ‘I will connect your application, I will connect your datacentre to my network, so you are in [Orange’s IP VPN]’.'”