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Viptela Brings SD-WAN Platform Integration to Amazon Web Services

November 29, 2016




The software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) has gained a lot of ground in recent years, and more and more firms are discovering the value these systems can provide, especially when dealing with slightly dispersed areas. Recently Viptela brought out a new solution geared toward Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) that will only provide more capability to the SD-WAN by letting the two platforms better work together.


An upcoming demonstration will show how the new Viptela system works with Amazon's Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs), allowing the Viptela platform's SD-WAN capabilities to work with AWS and Amazon VPCs to produce essentially the same user experience as if Viptela's systems were being hosted directly in a company's own data center operations. With the new Viptela system, Viptela's SD-WAN systems can be launched as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) in instances involving Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

That's great news for anyone who wanted to take advantage of Viptela's capabilities. Now, those who use AWS systems can bring in Viptela, which allows for total connectivity and zero-trust security all under the same umbrella. Since Viptela's systems also work with several different connectivity sources, ranging from satellite to point-to-point links and even both 3G and 4G LTE (News - Alert), the system not only becomes a powerhouse but also a powerhouse that's simple to manage.

Viptela vice president of product management and marketing Ramesh Prabagaran commented “The AWS Cloud is becoming an extension, and in some cases, a replacement for enterprise data centers. AWS is being used to host applications, workloads and more. We’ve made it possible for enterprises to extend their WAN to AWS Cloud resources so they can be managed like any other branch, and take advantage of all the quality of service and bandwidth optimization benefits provided by our SD-WAN platform.”

When a product like Viptela's can effectively take AWS cloud resources and allow those geographically diffuse operations like branch offices easy access to those resources, it can be a huge improvement in overall operations. It allows these offices to experience better overall functionality which, in turn, means better results for those concerned. Since Viptela's systems are also commonly well-received, there's a reason to have these systems in place naturally, and the new connection to AWS only improves matters further.

Viptela's latest advancements likely won't hurt sales projections any, and it's a safe bet that there will be at least a few takers on these new systems. There's too much value at stake not to take them seriously, and Viptela will likely cement its position as a leading name in SD-WAN thanks to these developme


Edited by Maurice Nagle