New agreement brings industry-leading Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect business-first SD-WAN platform to prospective enterprise customers across the UK and Ireland
SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 3, 2018 – Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network, has formalized a new partnership agreement with Axians UK, the VINCI Energies brand dedicated to ICT. Axians UK will join the Silver Peak partner program and immediately offer the Unity EdgeConnect™.
With EdgeConnect, Axians’ customers will benefit from the industry’s only unified WAN edge platform that enables enterprises to embrace the cloud and move beyond the cost and complexity of conventional router-centric WAN architectures. EdgeConnect is centrally managed and uniquely unifies core network functions, SD-WAN, WAN optimisation, routing and security, at the branch into a business-driven SD-WAN edge, transforming the WAN from a bottleneck to a business accelerant.
“As geographically distributed enterprises seek to accelerate cloud-centric business initiatives, they are quickly coming to the realization that their existing WAN is not architected for the cloud,” said Allan Paton, sales director for the UK and Ireland at Silver Peak. “With Axians’ networking expertise and proven delivery track record for professional installation, deployment and technical consulting services, we are already providing customers with the flexibility to move beyond router-centric WAN architectures to a centrally managed business-first SD-WAN edge. The partnership with Axians UK is the next step in accelerating the international deployment of SD-WAN.”
“With our deep knowledge of the SD-WAN market, it made sense to combine our strengths and talents with Silver Peak to take customers beyond basic SD-WAN products toward a business-first networking model and ultimately a self-driving wide area network,” said Spencer Lea, sales director at Axians UK. “We have already had some great success with the implementation and project delivery of global and local SD-WAN deployments. Working alongside Silver Peak will continue to bring next generation network solutions to market that will enable our customers to accelerate cloud initiatives while dramatically simplifying IT operations.”
Axians supports its customers - private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators and service providers - in their infrastructures and digital solutions development. To this end, Axians offers a comprehensive range of ICT solutions and services spanning business applications and data analytics, enterprise networks and digital workspaces, data centers and cloud service, telecommunications infrastructure and cybersecurity. Axians’ specialized consulting, design, integration and service teams develop bespoke solutions that transform technology into added values. Axians is a VINCI Energies brand. www.axians.com | Axians.co.uk
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In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies' 1,600 business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories and buildings.
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