IRVING, Texas, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- KGPCo is proud to announce the launch of its world-class Solution Innovation Center (SIC) in Irving, Texas, along with the senior leadership of its Cloud Solutions Division.
The SIC, with strong leadership and in partnership with key hardware and software companies across the industry will provide the latest technical resources, including operationalized reference architectures, as well as consulting services and system integration. KGPCo's Cloud strategy was developed by key internal and external stakeholders, including KGPCo Strategic Advisor, Krish Prabhu. Krish recently served as president of AT&T Labs and CTO, where he led AT&T's network transformation project.
"Combined with our expertise in Advanced Supply Chain, Integration,and Network Services, we are confident we assembled the right team of people and developed a Cloud strategy that will deliver unique and unmatched value to our customers," said Trevor Putrah, President of KGPCo. "The creation of a dedicated Solution Innovation Center is central to our Cloud Solutions Division strategy and a critical component of our industry's future as our customers continue unparalleled efforts to virtualize their networks."
The SIC's unique features include a collaborative environment based on KGPCo's recognition that NFV/SDN migration challenges cannot be solved by a single company or institution. By partnering with standards bodies, software and hardware technology market leaders, and their service provider customers, KGPCo joins this holistic effort providing the expertise required to solve the systemic challenges of cloud and virtualization migration and integration in a carrier-grade environment. The SIC will serve as foundation for Whitebox integration, testing and life cycle management.
"KGPCo's strategy is solid and well-timed as the industry transitions legacy networks to open solutions," said Krish Prabhu. "KGPCo is known as a company that always meets or exceeds its commitments to its customers and it is exciting to see KGPCo's vision unfold."
To oversee its Cloud strategy, KGPCo is pleased to welcome on-board Sami Syed as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Solutions Division. Sami will be based out of the KGPCo Solution Innovation Center (SIC). Bringing decades of industry experience Sami comes to KGPCo from CenturyLink.
"True to our values, KGPCo continues to work with its customers and partners to gain valued perspective and build long-term relationships," said Kathleen G. Putrah, Chairman and CEO of KGPCo. "Our dynamic, forward-thinking, customer-centric approach, further demonstrated by the creation of the SIC, is what sets us apart . This is another KGPCo enhancement enabling our customers to build, optimize and transform networks that connect the world."
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KGPCo is the leading provider of complete, customized, and scalable supply chain and network transformation solutions for the communications industry, whose vision is to be the go-to partner that enables customers to build, optimize and transform their networks. KGPCo is the only large-scale organization that combines a comprehensive suite of technical strategy and implementation services with a national logistics network and portfolio of technology partnerships. With the addition of the KGPCo Solution Innovation Center to evaluate, design, and engineer cloud and virtualization solutions developed and operationalized in a live network environment, KGPCo is focused on being a trusted partner for customers and providing a single brand that can deliver a complement of network solutions.