SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar. 20, 2015 – Silver Peak, the leader in building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN), today announced its position as a Leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization.
According to Gartner, “As WAN optimization appliances increasingly include WAN path control and local link load balancing capabilities, these products are morphing into SD-WAN solutions.”
“WAN requirements are evolving rapidly as enterprises become more frustrated with the high cost and complexity of MPLS networking, and until now, an inability to easily leverage lower-cost Internet in a secure, controlled and optimized manner,” said David Hughes, CEO of Silver Peak. “We believe Silver Peak is best-positioned to help customers meet these new WAN requirements. With Dynamic Path Control, Silver Peak offers customers the most comprehensive solution today for building an SD-WAN fabric that helps enterprises migrate to an enterprise-grade WAN using hybrid or all-Internet WAN connectivity across a distributed environment.”
Two critical requirements of an SD-WAN are that it be a virtual network overlay, and that it leverages WAN path control to non-disruptively connect users with any applications over any network. Silver Peak’s portfolio of WAN solutions with its Dynamic Path Control enables customers to migrate to hybrid and potentially, all-Internet WANs in a secure and optimized manner. This helps customers leverage their existing WAN investments while reducing the ever-increasing WAN costs and complexity. This enables enterprises to respond faster to the changing needs of the business.
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Silver Peak is the leader in building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN). Silver Peak has the most robust hybrid WAN solutions to help enterprises migrate to a new enterprise-grade WAN that leverages the Internet. Silver Peak enables enterprises to dramatically reduce WAN costs, and quickly deploy new sites and applications. Transform your WAN today at www.silver-peak.com.
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 Gartner: Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization, March 17, 2015, Bjarne Munch, Neil Rickard