Silver Peak Successfully Completes ONUG’s First SD-WAN Testing Program

WAN Leader Validated Against Key IT Industry Requirements with ONUG

ONUG Spring 2015, NEW YORK – Silver Peak, the leader in building hybrid and Internet WANs, today announced the successful completion of the Open Networking User Group’s (ONUG) first testing program, which validates software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market solutions against key IT requirements.

The ONUG use case validation testing is a landmark event in the networking industry, signaling the first time commercial solutions are being tested against requirements outlined by the ONUG Working Groups.

“ONUG continues to be an essential driver for defining the new requirements of today’s evolving networks,” said Damon Ennis, SVP of products for Silver Peak.  “Our ONUG-validated solution, and our ongoing work within the ONUG SD-WAN Working Group, is proving to be instrumental in redefining wide area networks that utilize the availability and flexibility of broadband Internet connectivity in a secure and optimized manner.”

The ONUG tests aim to provide proof of concepts, feature validation, and demonstrations to ensure that the networking solutions in the network overlays, SD-WAN, and network services virtualization areas deliver on the top ten requirements developed by the ONUG Working Groups.

“We were delighted to have Silver Peak on board with ONUG this spring. These tests underscore our commitment to the ONUG Community of IT executives and vendors to validate product features that meet IT business leader requirements for enterprise cloud infrastructure,” said Nick Lippis, Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “We are confident that this testing effort with partners such as Silver Peak will assist in moving the open infrastructure industry from technology curiosity to operations.”

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About Silver Peak
Silver Peak enables enterprises to flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective WAN connectivity available. With Silver Peak’s solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure Internet WAN connectivity, leveraging existing WAN investments while dramatically reducing ever-increasing WAN costs and complexity.  Customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility, control and security over all traffic traversing the WAN, while improving application and network performance. With Silver Peak, sites can be rapidly and non-disruptively extended, moved or changed as business demands evolve. Learn more at