- 30 August 2018 09:49
SD-WAN Market Leader Silver Peak Celebrates 1,000 Customer Milestone
Unity EdgeConnect production deployments more than double on an annualised basis as customers shift to the industry’s only business-first SD-WAN edge solution
Silver Peak®, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that it now serves over 1,000 customers around the world with its award winning Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN solution. Today’s milestone encompasses both enterprise customers served by the Silver Peak channel partner ecosystem and end-customers served by Silver Peak service provider partners offering turnkey managed SD-WAN services powered by EdgeConnect.
Production customer deployments span all market segments and geographies from distributed enterprises with tens to hundreds of sites to businesses deploying tiered managed SD-WAN services offered by Silver Peak service provider partners. New EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution customers include: Andersen Tax LLC, Gerresheimer AG, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Integra Life Sciences, J-U-B Engineers Inc., Republic Bank and Trust, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Southern Cross Austereo, Tennesse Oncology, Universal Health Services and Westrac.
Since introducing EdgeConnect three years ago, Silver Peak innovation has been shaped by working hand-in-hand with customers to shift from a device-centric WAN model where the business is forced to conform to the constraints of the network toward a business-first model where the network empowers the business. The result, EdgeConnect is the industry’s most complete and advanced SD-WAN solution, automatically learning and adapting to changing business requirements to assure the highest levels of application performance and end user quality of experience.
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) "As a long-term satisfied Silver Peak NX/VX WAN optimisation customer, we've been able to increase bandwidth and dramatically improve network and application performance and availability," said Rob Tuck, network manager for SCA. "As we fully embrace the cloud, including Microsoft Azure and Office 365, we needed an SD-WAN solution designed to seamlessly connect our employees, across 61 branch locations, directly to our IaaS and SaaS instances with the performance, security and ease of management we required to maintain SLAs and provide a superior user experience.
“The results have proven swift and compelling, EdgeConnect has further reduced our WAN costs and made a marked improvement to staff productivity and our overall business agility."
J-U-B Engineers, Inc. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, J-U-B Engineers is a leader in civil engineering, with a long list of successful projects in transportation, water resources, land development, and other specialty areas that reach from Washington to Colorado. Additionally, subsidiary companies Gateway Mapping, Inc. and The Langdon Group supplement J-U-B’s expertise with world-class Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services, and public involvement, facilitation, mediation, and conflict management, respectively.
“Ultimately, we selected the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution for its ability to meet the unique requirements of our company,” said Tory Adams, director of information technology at J-U-B Engineers, Inc. “One of the things I appreciate about the EdgeConnect solution is that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to configure and operate it like a lot of competitive products. The gain in application performance translates to a major time-saver for employees and user complaints have all but gone away.”
Republic Bank and Trust Company Founded in 1977, Louisville, Kentucky-based Republic Bank serves customers across 45 full-service banking centres spanning Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida. Republic Bank prides itself on making customers feel welcome. From helping customers find mortgages that fit their lives, to providing online banking that’s easy to navigate to enabling mobile banking that’s simple to use, Republic Bank endeavors to create an atmosphere where people are happy to see you when you walk through the door or click on the website.
“Connecting branch employees securely and directly to the applications that underpin our banking products and services is critical to achieving our success criteria and reinforcing our pledge to delight customers,” said Sean O’Mahoney senior vice president and managing director of technology services at Republic Bank. “The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution delivered the best performance, most functionality and ease-of-management of the SD-WAN vendors we evaluated. With EdgeConnect, we now have the flexibility to make full use of both our MPLS and broadband connections, while assuring robust security and application acceleration with integrated WAN optimisation. This powerful combination is enabling us to evolve beyond the cost and complexity of our conventional ISRs with a centrally managed business-driven WAN edge.”
Tennessee Oncology One of the country’s leading and most influential physician groups participating in clinical trials and new treatments is Tennessee Oncology. Since 1976, this Nashville-based organisation has delivered world-class cancer treatments to cancer patients through a network of 31 community-based clinics. Information technology plays a pivotal role in enabling the practice to deliver critical oncology services in this distributed approach.
“What we appreciated most about the Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution was the visibility it provided at the edge with the control to segment application traffic to fit our business needs,” said Robert Holloway, infrastructure manager at Tennessee Oncology. “With EdgeConnect we can move beyond a conventional router- and firewall-centric WAN architecture toward a centrally managed and fully integrated WAN edge.”