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  • 2 June 2016 09:34

Silver Peak achieves VMware Ready™ status for network functions virtualisation

Unity EdgeConnect sails through validation process proving unprecedented performance and flexibility

SYDNEY, May 2, 2016 — Silver Peak, the leader in building software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs), today announced that the company’s SD-WAN offering, Unity EdgeConnect, has attained VMware Ready™ status for network functions virtualisation (NFV).

This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process EdgeConnect has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).

With Unity EdgeConnect achieving VMware Ready status for NFV, Silver Peak and VMware are providing partners and customers with a solution to rapidly and non-disruptively augment or replace their MPLS networks with any form of broadband connectivity. At its core, EdgeConnect provides high levels of performance, including broadband quality of service (QoS), as well as visibility into both legacy and cloud applications. With Silver Peak’s SD-WAN solution, IT organisations gain the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic over any source of connectivity.

“Silver Peak’s EdgeConnect not only stands up in VMware Ready testing for NFV, but has a proven track record among enterprises of all sizes and industries, of delivering a complete SD-WAN and hybrid WAN solutions,” said John Vincenzo, chief marketing officer, Silver Peak. “We are excited that our long-standing relationship with VMware continues to evolve and we look forward to helping our mutual customers build a better WAN.”

“We are pleased that Silver Peak qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware infrastructure, which can speed time to value within customer environments,” said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partnering Organization, VMware.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to help lower project risks and realise cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

About Silver Peak

Silver Peak is the leader in building SD-WANs. Silver Peak enables enterprises and service providers to flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the highest-performing, most cost-effective WAN connectivity available. With Silver Peak’s solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure broadband 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 expanded, moved or changed as business demands evolve. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com.

Media contact

David Frost, PR Deadlines, for Silver Peak. davidf@prdeadlines.com.au +61.2.7903 9567

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