Silver Peak has introduced its new Unity EdgeConnect solution and outlined strategy for re-defining the wide area network with broadband. Unity EdgeConnect enables enterprises to reduce the cost and complexity of building a WAN by leveraging broadband to connect users to applications.
The new solution is delivered in both physical and virtual form factors, and creates a virtual network overlay, so that enterprises do not have to replace existing routers and firewalls at branch offices.
Because Unity EdgeConnect is an overlay solution, connectivity decisions are made independent of carriers, which avoids lengthy procurement and deployment delays for faster time to service.
"The high cost and limited capacity of WAN connectivity at our remote sites was becoming restrictive to our business and the productivity of our users," said Chris Edwards, VP of systems for Group Dekko, provider of workplace LED lighting, power delivery solutions and engineered electrical components and assemblies. "With Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, I can now build a broadband-based WAN that lowers my overall monthly data spend and maximises the performance of all our applications, including the use of voice over broadband."
Replacing MPLS networks
Silver Peak has outlined its vision for augmenting or replacing multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks with enterprise-grade broadband WANs. The company is delivering solutions that enable customers to use the most cost-effective connectivity available, enable fast, automated set-up.
These solutions also have the ability to make the Internet perform like a private network.
"Despite the mounting frustration with MPLS connectivity costs and inflexibility, many customers still do not believe the Internet can provide the security and performance needed for today's business-critical traffic," said David Hughes, founder and CEO of Silver Peak. "Our strategy is to deliver solutions that enable broadband WANs and offer point-and-click deployments, but also make the Internet act like a private network. The combination of these features pave the path to 'thin' branch offices with reduced need for multiple devices."
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