Silver Peak Recognized on CRN’s Inaugural Software-Defined Data Center 50 List

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 13, 2017 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Silver Peak to its 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list. This inaugural list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide some of the most innovative data center technology available.

Selected by CRN editors, the 2017 Software-Defined Data Center 50 list recognizes technology vendors that are leading the way in meeting a growing need for state-of-the-art offerings that virtualize infrastructure and deliver it as a service. These vendors are instrumental in helping solution providers select and deploy the right tools for building virtualized environments—a critical first step in transitioning customers to the cloud. In addition to honoring vendors for outstanding products and services, the list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking for best-in-class software-defined data center technology suppliers.

CRN editors select companies for the Software-Defined Data Center 50 list on the basis of multiple criteria, including each company’s overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the desirability of the technology and services it makes available to its partners.

Unity EdgeConnect is the preferred choice for geographically distributed enterprises seeking a high-performance SD-WAN solution to connect users to applications with the flexibility to utilize any combination of underlying transport technologies, including broadband internet, without compromising network or application performance. With EdgeConnect, enterprise IT organizations can deliver predictable application performance and quality of service across an application-driven Wide Area Network (WAN), gain the granular visibility and control to identify, secure and segment applications based on business intent, and seamlessly integrate with existing branch office infrastructure and network services.

"Data centers are evolving rapidly, with the rise of software-defined solutions enabling centralization, automation and scale on an unprecedented level," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The vendors on CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 list enable solution providers to reap the powerful benefits of this new technology: optimal computing speeds, superior data storage and management capabilities, reliable power and excellent energy efficiency. We congratulate this year’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 on the technical ingenuity and effective partnership-building that have earned them this important place in the IT channel.”

“EdgeConnect coupled with our SD-WAN Channel Partner Program is a winning combination, enabling our global channel partners to seize the opportunity to put a high-performance SD-WAN solution into the hands of geographically distributed enterprises,” said Derek Dal Ponte, Director of Channel Marketing, Silver Peak. “We are proud to be included in the inaugural CRN Software-Defined Data Center 50 list as a confirmation of the incredible value and benefits of our SD-WAN solution.”

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