In Gartner’s newly published Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), the leading analyst firm predicts that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN products in all their branches, up from less than 1% today. I think it’s safe to say SD-WAN is real, here-to-stay and growing, and Silver Peak is pleased to be recognized in the report, meeting the Key Operating Requirements for SD-WAN.
So, what’s a “Market Guide” anyway? I like to think of the report as a stepping stone to a Magic Quadrant, and a strong indicator that Gartner is receiving many client inquiries about a particular market, in this case, the SD-WAN opportunity.
According to Gartner, “a Market Guide defines a market and explains what clients can expect it to do in the short term. With the focus on early, more chaotic markets, a Market Guide does not rate or position vendors within the market, but rather more commonly outlines attributes of representative vendors that are providing offerings in the market to give further insight into the market itself.”
We believe Unity EdgeConnect is the premier SD-WAN solution for customers, meeting all of the key operating requirements. With more than 2,000 customers and expertise in connecting the world’s largest WAN deployments, Silver Peak is best-positioned to help customers address the SD-WAN requirements.
According to Gartner in the SD-WAN Market Guide, “SD-WAN solutions employ centrally managed WAN edge devices placed in branch offices that establish logical connections with other branch edge devices across a physical WAN. These logical connections create secure paths across multiple WAN connections and carriers, such as hybrid Internet and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) architectures.”
Silver Peak EdgeConnect provides our customers with the fastest and easiest way to augment or replace their high-cost MPLS networks with broadband connectivity. Customers can centrally provision business intent policies to hundreds or thousands of branches, while also delivering consistent and reliable performance for users connecting to any application.
For more information about Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, please visit: http://www.silver-peak.com/products/unity-edge-connect