SD-WAN Vision vs. Acquisition
SD-WAN Vision vs. Acquisition
/ Nov 13, 2017 0 COMMENTS

The migration of applications to the cloud is motivating enterprises to rethink how they architect their WANs, and this, in turn, has created the SD-WAN market category. The recent acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware, and of Viptela by Cisco earlier in the year, represent attempts by two of the bigger players in IT to stake a…

Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services
Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Jun 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS

When SD-WAN first began capturing the media spotlight in 2015, many carriers initially viewed SD-WAN as a potential threat to their business. Fast forward two years and it’s become clear that SD-WAN provides a new way for service providers to address the changing connectivity needs of the enterprise. As enterprise applications migrate to the cloud, a…

SD-WAN: What a Difference a Year Makes
SD-WAN: What a Difference a Year Makes
/ May 30, 2017 0 COMMENTS

SD-WAN is taking off. A year ago we announced 100 paying, deployed EdgeConnect SD-WAN customers. Earlier this month, we announced our 400th customer deployment, representing a quadrupling of our SD-WAN customer base in just 12 months. We are seeing our Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution deployed globally, across a wide range of industries including financial services,…

How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
/ Apr 24, 2017 0 COMMENTS

In my last few blogs I’ve talked about the journey from the Software Defined WAN to the Self-Driving WAN. Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to the WAN might seem futuristic, but it’s already happening with our Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution. A great example is our revolutionary First-packet iQ application classification technology which we announced at the…

From Self-Driving Cars to Self-Driving WANs
From Self-Driving Cars to Self-Driving WANs
/ Apr 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I realize that the idea of a ‘Self-driving’ WAN could seem like science fiction. But if you think of the visions propelling companies like Google, Tesla and Amazon, you can begin to realize how big an impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have in the next few years, both on our personal lives—and the way IT…

Automating Business Intent with an SD-WAN
Automating Business Intent with an SD-WAN
/ Feb 15, 2017 0 COMMENTS

I love to drink a latte (or three) in the morning. To get it, I rely on a “super-automatic” espresso machine. Just a single button press, and all the grinding, dosing, tamping, pre-brewing, etc. are done for me, the way I like it, every morning. Automation in the WAN is a much more powerful tool…

It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS

When I’m talking with customers, I hear about a lot of challenges their businesses experience with their legacy WANs. In particular, the network architects and administrators talk about the problems their WANs present as applications move from the data center to the cloud. The challenges occur whether it is SaaS replacing traditional applications, or specific…

Look To The Future With These 2016 Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
Look To The Future With These 2016 Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
/ Dec 15, 2015 1 COMMENTS

As we reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, there are themes within the networking industry that will continue to gain momentum, while new trends will emerge. Last year, we predicted that software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) would move quickly from initial concept to production deployments. That has definitely happened with companies like Interroll, Group Dekko,…

New EdgeConnect is a Breakthrough in Building SD-WANs with Broadband
New EdgeConnect is a Breakthrough in Building SD-WANs with Broadband
/ Jun 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Despite the mounting frustration with MPLS, many customers still do not believe the Internet can provide the security and performance needed for today’s business-critical traffic. And while current conversations around leveraging the Internet for the enterprise WAN have focused primarily on the ability to use multiple network connections, and in some cases, zero-touch provisioning, we…

Up, Up, Up and to the Right
Up, Up, Up and to the Right
/ Apr 4, 2014 0 COMMENTS

This has been an incredible week for Silver Peak, and I believe we are on an upward trajectory that we haven’t experienced in the history of our company. Latest market share reports published by the top analyst firms confirm that Silver Peak is the fastest growing WAN optimization company, outpacing the likes of Riverbed ($RVBD),…