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21 Mar

Journeying into the Digital Transformation with SD-WAN

SD-WAN is having its moment. So says Andrew Lerner, Gartner’s Research Director.

“SD-WAN represents a simplified and cost-effective way to WAN, and that is important because most enterprises hate their WANs,” Lerner said in his recent post, “Predicting SD-WAN Adoption.”

Even though SD-WAN – the technology slated to simplify the complex management, configuration and orchestration of WANs – is still in its infancy, Lerner said Gartner expects to see adoption grow rapidly.

“By the end of 2019, 30 percent of enterprises will have deployed SD-WAN technology in their branches, up from less than one percent today,” Lerner writes.

Enterprises need a way to deploy SD-WAN to easily manage complex WANs in a way that is scalable, completely secure, and easy to deploy.

That’s why SevOne and Viptela announced a partnership to offer a highly scalable solution to manage and monitor SD-WANs. The Viptela solution enables organizations to build large-scale networks with full integration of routing, security, centralized policy and orchestration, while SevOne assures the performance of those networks, allowing for rapid change with much reduced risk.

Viptela has validated and certified SevOne on all four of Viptela’s APIs, and both partners will continue to work on more integration points in the future.

One CSP, a SevOne customer, is already utilizing Viptela’s offerings. The carrier is implementing SD-WAN to supply more connectivity to its own customers and to offer a broader range of services in a less complicated manner.

The carrier can now better monitor the new customers it implements on the technology, and can better assure the bandwidth and services it delivers to its end users.

Software-Defined infrastructure can address all of these needs, but its flexibility and dynamism introduce their own challenges. To fully realize the benefits of Software-Defined digital infrastructures, businesses need real-time, topology-aware, service-aware assurance.

Viptela’s SD-WAN solution provides an industry-leading solution for easily managing enterprise WAN networks across varying sites and transport links. SevOne enables monitoring, analysis and – when needed – troubleshooting of large scale Software-Defined Infrastructure. Together – at scale – the solution is ideal for managing and assuring the largest software defined digital infrastructures.

For more on the SevOne and Viptela partnership, visit our partner page here.

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