Meet Peter Lindblom of Telia Finland, Excessive’s Hero of the quarter.
You’ve labored at Telia Finland for nearly 35 years now.What’s the supply of your dedication and dedication?
I’ve been fortunate to have at all times had the possibility to work with new, forefront, typically bleeding edge applied sciences, consistently being challenged, and studying new issues. On the identical time, I’ve at all times had the chance to work with prospects and finish customers. If you see issues from completely different views, you possibly can extra simply create options that tackle ache factors prospects are experiencing.
What do you take into account your biggest skilled achievement? Most just lately, your technical experience proved instrumental to closing a exceptional undertaking for a big welfare space in Finland.
As with all our buyer success tales, this was a staff effort that included a number of of Telia’s providers and all the person items of the answer bundle needed to match collectively. So, the credit score actually goes to all people concerned. I’m pleased with each buyer success, whether or not huge or small. Our prospects belief us to create options that resolve their wants for a few years to come back and on the proper worth level. Each buyer is exclusive and deserves to be handled as such.
What are you able to inform us concerning the welfare space undertaking? What had been the important thing goals? What had been the most important technical challenges that you just confronted? And what new capabilities and advantages does the brand new resolution present?
Telia is a managed service supplier, and the undertaking consisted of WAN and LAN providers, amongst different issues. The target was to offer the client with a future-proof resolution as a managed service. From the LAN perspective, there have been no stunning technical challenges however it was nonetheless fairly a fancy setting.
The shopper bought a cutting-edge, extremely automated and safe community as a service. New providers could be simply and rapidly added to the community, each time the necessity arises.
Many industries, together with healthcare and native authorities, are present process a speedy shift because of digital transformation. What are the most important and most fast wants that you just’re addressing proper now on your prospects in Finland?
Clients in Finland are searching for community as a service, together with each LAN and SD-WAN. Over time, I count on SD-WAN to develop into extra prevalent community service and it’ll exchange MPLS to a big extent. An essential a part of this transition is the flexibility to take over the client’s present community and migrate to Telia’s service portfolio in the course of the contract interval.
Telia is the biggest community service supplier within the Nordic and Baltics area. How would you describe your expertise as an Excessive companion? Which parts of the partnership would you say are essentially the most satisfying – each to you personally and your organization?
Our corporations have labored collectively for a very long time, beginning within the early Nineties with Telecom Finland and Cabletron, and we’re nonetheless companions as Telia and Excessive Networks. I’ve at all times discovered it simple to work with Excessive as a companion, with out a considerable amount of forms, and I hope it would keep that approach. Over time, the merchandise and options from Excessive have been revolutionary and dependable. As a result of my background is technical, I’ve additionally appreciated the extent of high quality from GTAC. I’ve run into some tough issues through the years, they usually had been at all times there to assist.
You’ve sported the Excessive Hero badge for fairly a while now. What excites you essentially the most about working with Excessive Networks?
The individuals and the truth that Excessive options make you assume otherwise about designing and working networks.
Which resolution or product do you want essentially the most?
Personally, I’ve at all times had a smooth spot for ExtremeControl, ever since we began working with it in 2008. And these days Excessive Material Join resulting from its inherent automation, stability and multi-tenant help, whereas on the identical time being simple to deploy.
What’s the perfect piece of recommendation you’ve ever been given?And what piece of recommendation do you will have for Telia’s prospects?
By no means assume that you already know every little thing and that you’re at all times proper. And by no means cease studying and being curious. As for the purchasers, as a result of world provide scenario, my present recommendation could be to begin planning for community upgrades and installations as early, as you possibly can!
If you happen to might ask a genie three needs proper now, what would you want for?
Sanity. It will be good to get some sanity again on this mad world and to make individuals understand that every considered one of us must be much less egocentric so as to handle the one planet now we have. And if these needs had been granted then I’d be just a bit bit egocentric and ask for an ideal pint of Guinness.
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