VMware acquires VeloCloud, consolidates SD-WAN market

VMware have announced in a blog post (Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A) that they are acquiring VeloCloud. They have also issued the obligatory press-release to support this. They follow Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela (Viptela plans for acquisition by Cisco) in integrating SD-WAN as a feature into networks rather than a…

Thanks Silver Peak!

A bit of recognition from Silver Peak, as they’ve used my post (SDxCentral: Hybrid SD-WAN deployment models rise). Thanks for the mention, Silver Peak! Expect the use of #SDWAN to really take off as enterprises recognize its benefits, says @johnsdixon: https://t.co/paOyWlFMrP — Silver Peak (@SilverPeak) October 23, 2017

Fujitsu use multi-tenant Silver Peak to host SD-WAN solutions

Fujitsu has added a Silver Peak SD-WAN environment to allow service providers to deliver pre-built platforms for their enterprise customers. The service combines Fujitsu’s consulting and managed network services alongside the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect platform. Service providers leverage the combination, quickly deploying an SD-WAN service for customers, without spending months developing their solution. SD-WAN…

Optus uses Riverbed Steel connect for SD-WAN

Optus are launching their Fusion SD-WAN service using Riverbed‘s SteelConnect technology. Optus Fusion SD-WAN operates as an “over-the-top” SD-WAN service allow its use on any other network providers platform. They are, I guess, hoping to obtain business for their NBN-based broadband service. As well as potentially pull in the underlying business network later. Customers gain…