Moving away from legacy to automated operations by leveraging VMware

Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel)

Industry: Telco

“Previously, our legacy physical firewalls added layers of complexity during mission-critical troubleshooting. Besides, the lack of automation and inconsistency in configuration limited policy information when we needed it the most. Deploying NSX SDFW has turned this around by optimizing our firewall policies by reducing our firewall rule count by over 30 percent.”


Manish Singh, General Manager – Cloud Operations, Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel Limited, also known as Airtel, provides telecom services to more than 420 million customers in 18 countries across South Asia, Africa and the Channel Islands. As part of company's customer experience strategy, the Airtel Thanks mobile application gives users the visibility and control over service subscriptions, data consumption and billing. For the rollout of new services, Airtel felt limited due to its existing legacy networking and security architecture. Despite the size and the scale of its operations, Airtel found it challenging to adapt to the changing preferences of its consumers. Hence, Airtel decided to transform its traditional security operations to a software-defined network security model powered by VMware.

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