Broadband and hybrid Wide Area Network (WAN) company, Silver Peak, has reinforced its strategy for augmenting or replacing multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks with enterprise-grade broadband WANs.
Silver Peak founder and CEO, David Hughes, said early conversations around leveraging the Internet for the WAN have focused primarily on the ability to use multiple forms of connectivity and zero touch provisioning. Nut claimed that isn’t enough.
“Despite the mounting frustration with MPLS connectivity costs and inflexibility, many customers still do not believe the Internet can provide the security and performance needed for today’s business-critical traffic,” he said.
As such, Silver Peak is addressing the demand of enterprises and service providers to leverage the Internet by launching new solutions.
“Our strategy is to deliver solutions that enable broadband WANs and offer point-and-click deployments, but also make the Internet act like a private network. The combination of these features pave the path to ‘thin’ branch offices with reduced need for multiple devices.”
The three new Silver Peak products are:
- Unity EdgeConnect – a solution that creates a virtual network overlay to enable customers to move to a broadband WAN at their own pace, whether site-by-site, or via a hybrid WAN approach that leverages both MPLS and broadband Internet connectivity.
- Unity Orchestrator – a solution that provides levels of visibility into both legacy and Cloud applications, and the ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic.
- Unity Boost – an optional performance pack that accelerates application performance as needed.
“Through all the hype around SD-WANs, three core principles are clear. To build a new enterprise-grade broadband WAN, you must create a secure overlay network that can leverage multiple types of connectivity. You also must be able to see and control all applications, and you need to give users consistent and reliable performance.
“If done correctly, over time customers can begin to reduce the amount of infrastructure needed to support branch locations,” Hughes added.