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Tata Intros IZO

December 08, 2016




SD-WAN is saddled with predictions pontificating explosive growth in the coming years, and with expectations through the roof it’s no surprise the once handful of players in the space is quickly expanding. From carriers to telcos and cloud computing providers, the number of participants in the arena is quickly growing. Most recently, Tata took the SD-WAN plunge with IZO.


IZO SDWAN is a modular overlay service, which is tightly integrated with the IZO IP network and is fully managed. The beauty of software defined solutions is the simplicity of deployment, as Tata touts instant deployment of branch office networks regardless of geographical location. The newly unveiled service will also offer firms an easier path to expansion as well as the introduction of new products and services.

We are entering a new era of computing, a digital, SaaS (News - Alert) happy and application-oriented era where the network is more important than ever. Tata is deploying a number of new cloud gateways to support the new release, with more on the way. In addition, recognizing that networks are nowhere near a “one-size-fits-all” situation, it worked with Versa Networks to provide for various business and technology requirements to provide for customer need.

“A new kind of platform economy is emerging, paving the way for innovative co-created services and business models that transform entire industries,” noted Genius (News - Alert) Wong, President, Global Network Services, Cloud and Data Centre Services at Tata Communications. “But the management of a multitude of applications, clouds and connections which power the platform economy can be hugely challenging for organizations. Our IZO™ cloud enablement platform and its latest addition, IZO™ SDWAN, harness our unparalleled global reach and our partnerships to tackle these challenges and enable organizations to unleash the growth potential that new markets, geographies and business models bring through a scalable, borderless and easy-to-manage network.”

I mentioned explosive growth. This market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 90.2 percent through 2022. The opportunity is quite real, but with players like VeloCloud, CloudGenix and Viptela – to name a few – the competition for king of the hill will be fierce.

Only time will tell where the chips fall, but it will certainly be an entertaining show.

What type of WAN are you working with?




Edited by Alicia Young