Silver Peak Updates SD-WAN Edge Product for Massive Scaling

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Silver Peak recently announced that it has updated its Unity EdgeConnect software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) SD-WAN edge platform to allow for massive scaling.

The company commented that the update will let large enterprises scale, and automate the configuration, deployment and management of a "modern WAN edge" to more than 10,000 sites.

Other improvements the company said it made include multi-fabric orchestration and management, improved cloud integration automation,segmenting improvements and changes to cloud-scale connectivity.

Even so, it's the scaling functionality that has attracted industry attention "As the digital-transformation initiatives and cloud strategies of large enterprises mature and become increasingly sophisticated, SD-WAN offerings must be capable not only of scaling to accommodate large numbers of sites but also of providing multi-tenant and segmentation capabilities that the world's largest enterprise customers demand for control, manageability, and consistent security across multi-cloud environments," the company quoted Brad Casemore, vice president of research, datacenter networks at IDC, as saying in a Dec. 10 statement. "With the latest enhancements to its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform, Silver Peak is responding to the evolving requirements of its largest enterprise customers."

Silver Peak said its new Unity Orchestrator Global Enterprise management software specifically targets large-scale global enterprises with multiple divisions, business units or subsidiaries that can all require a dedicated SD-WAN fabric. These fabrics can be individually orchestrated and managed, which provides enterprises with centralized network-wide visibility and control, such as aggregated observability of the entire network. The company said the key capabilities of Orchestrator Global Enterprise include:

  • Single sign-on view to all SD-WAN fabrics
  • Secure orchestration-as-a-service
  • Centralized alarm view across all SD-WAN fabrics
  • Fabric independent software versioning, maintenance and upgrade cycles
  • Granular role-based access control for network administrators

In a recent Gartner Inc. research report, Silver Peak was named a "Leader" in the WAN edge infrastructure space, aong with VMware.

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