Monetizing Tiered SD-WAN Services with Silver Peak
Tiered SD-WAN Services: Monetizing a New Generation of Cloud-Enabled Services
/ Mar 29, 2017 0 COMMENTS

There is a rapid shift in enterprise plans for leveraging SD-WAN technology and solutions in 2017. We are seeing significant increases in the adoption and deployment of SD-WAN solutions for a number of reasons. The key drivers for enterprises include achieving greater agility to connect remote and branch office users to applications whether they reside…

Automation and the Future of Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Nov 9, 2017 0 COMMENTS

We are excited to participate in the upcoming MEF 17 conference in Orlando Florida, one of the industry’s most informative service provider events of the year. There is a lot of buzz and interest in managed SD-WAN services and they are a key focus area of MEF’s new SD-WAN initiatives and for this year’s conference…

How about a White Label SD-WAN-AS-A-SERVICE?
/ Oct 25, 2017 0 COMMENTS

October 18th marked the beginning of an innovative new business model for delivering managed SD-WAN services to enterprises. This week, Fujitsu and Silver Peak announced a partnership to deliver an SD-WAN-as-a-service offering that combines the expertise of Fujitsu’s SDN/NFV managed network services with the enterprise-grade Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WANSP solution into a pay-as-you grow business…

SD-WAN Service Differentiation
Service Differentiation Will Require Moving Beyond the Network Features to Bundles and High-Value Virtualized Services
/ Oct 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Many service providers today are offering managed SD-WAN services that provide basic network connectivity and network-centric features such as WAN optimization, network monitoring, and some level of application performance management. Managing a new mix of network providers and service types for each customer location has been part of most SD-WAN offers, but that has become…

One VNF is Better than Four VNFs
/ Sep 6, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Most service providers are continuing to invest significant capital and operational resources in selecting, on-boarding, testing and integrating various vendor-specific virtualized network functions (VNFs) as part of a long-term network functions virtualization (NFV) strategy. On-boarding VNFs is the process by which a VNF is made available on an NFV platform, permitting its life-cycle operations, such…

SD-WAN Benefits: More than Eliminating MPLS
/ Aug 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Most of the discussion to date on the benefit of SD-WANs has focused on how an SD-WAN enables a network organization to reduce or eliminate its spend on expensive MPLS circuits. That is clearly an important benefit. However, as many early adopters of SD-WANs can attest to, SD-WANs have other important benefits. I am going…

Cloud Native – The Perfect Storm for Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Jul 19, 2017 1 COMMENTS

We are excited to announce today that Silver Peak has joined MEF. With 130+ members, MEF’s new SD-WAN initiatives are intended to address implementation challenges and help service providers to accelerate managed SD-WAN service deployments. Some of this work involves defining SD-WAN use cases, and a key use case revolves around connecting distributed enterprises and…

5 Considerations When Evaluating a Managed SD-WAN Service Provider
/ Jun 29, 2017 0 COMMENTS

SD-WAN is gaining tremendous traction among enterprises owing to the benefits it offers—cost savings from efficient use of low-cost Internet and wireless links, centralized control and management, network agility, speed to deployment of new sites, and optimized cloud connectivity—to list a few.  While the DIY model provides enterprise IT managers unprecedented flexibility and control over…

Selecting the Right Managed SD-WAN Service Provider
/ Jun 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Many of you are already aware that an SD-WAN enables distributed enterprises to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies (MPLS, broadband, LTE), bring branch offices online quickly and become more agile, all while saving money. The Value of Choosing an SD-WAN Managed Service However, finding the…

SD-WAN is the “Killer App” for NFV Services
/ May 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I’ve just returned from attending Layer123’s NFV World Congress 2017 in San Jose, an energetic and engaging 3-day conference with a focus on NFV technology, solutions and services. It was exciting to see how strong the interest and buzz is around SD-WAN. As one tier 1 service provider speaker in their presentation noted, “SD-WAN is…