Silver Peak lauded for establishing itself in the SD-WAN market with its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, unifying network and security functions at the WAN edge
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct 13, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) vendor market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Silver Peak, recently acquired by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with the 2020 Global Growth Excellence Frost Radar Award. Silver Peak has seen great success with more than 2,000 production customers so far, primarily due to its extensive channel partnerships. It continues to expand its sales and marketing efforts globally, as well as invest in R&D to evolve its Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform to compete effectively.
"To simplify the deployment process for enterprises, Silver Peak offers both an Authorized Deployment Partner (ADP) and a Certified Deployment Partner (CDP) program specifically designed to train, certify, and authorize partners to unify and manage all facets of the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform," said Roopashree Honnachari Industry Director. "EdgeConnect unifies SD-WAN, firewall, segmentation, routing, WAN optimization, and application visibility and control in a single, centrally managed platform to deliver a self-driving wide area network. In addition, EdgeConnect dramatically simplifies managed SD-WAN service deployments via Silver Peak system integrator and service provider partners."
Silver Peak has integrated EdgeConnect with leading public cloud providers to support enterprises’ cloud-first strategy: These integrations include Microsoft Azure for automated connectivity to Office 365 and Azure Virtual WAN, and AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager to help network managers create a single view of all sites and connections between AWS and their on-premise locations. Furthermore, EdgeConnect is certified and available for download from the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace using a 'bring your own license' (BYOL) model. It is also certified with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and available for download from the Oracle Marketplace.
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