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Global service provider opts with Silver Peak for SD-WAN offerings

17 Apr 18

Silver Peak recently announced a new global partnership with KDDI Europe - the London-based subsidiary of KDDI Corporation.

This was accompanied by the immediate availability of new tiered managed SD-WAN services powered by the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution.

“We are very pleased to partner with KDDI Europe, acknowledging their confidence that the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution delivers the features and capabilities required to meet the growing demands of their most demanding enterprise customers, while providing an accelerated services revenue ramp for delivering high-margin, tiered managed SD-WAN services,” says Silver Peak vice president of service provider and cloud Shayne Stubbs.

“With EdgeConnect, KDDI is open and ready for business, bringing the most advanced tiered managed SD-WAN services available to their European and global customers.”

Silver Peak asserts its EdgeConnect solution will provide KDDI Europe with the ability to deliver a flexible range of tiered managed SD-WAN services that respond to escalating market demand and address the evolving WAN requirements of midsize and large cloud-connected enterprises with dozens to hundreds of geographically distributed locations.

The new Managed SD-WAN services are set to provide enterprises with high performance and cost-effective connectivity designed to efficiently connect users to data centre and cloud applications.

“Through our partnership with Silver Peak and the robust features and capabilities of the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, we are able to fully address the requirements of our global customers and accelerate service revenues while quenching the burgeoning market demand for next generation WAN services including managed cloud connect,” says KDDI Europe deputy director of network sales Nick Polydorou.

“Enterprises have shown significant interest in evaluating and deploying managed SD-WAN services and we are highly confident that with our new managed SD-WAN services, powered by Silver Peak, we will now have the ability to quickly and effectively accelerate new service delivery for our existing enterprise customers while attracting a significant number of new enterprise customers.”

KDDI Europe made its decision after a comprehensive evaluation of the leading SD-WAN vendors, that ended up with Silver Peak coming out on top due to its comprehensive features and capabilities. And it’s a decision that IDC group vice president of worldwide telecommunications research Courtney Munroe says they got right.

“IDC predicts that 60 percent of enterprises will implement SD-WAN at some sites by the end of 2019, and a major criterion for selecting a service provider is the ability to offer one-stop tiered managed SD-WAN. This will allow enterprises to quickly realise the benefits of optimised application and cloud delivery, as well as significant WAN transport cost savings,” says Munroe

“Service providers like KDDI Europe, recognise the significant opportunity to accelerate service revenues via partnerships with leading SD-WAN vendors like Silver Peak that can facilitate comprehensive solutions to address the evolving use cases and WAN requirements of enterprise customers.”

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