SD-WAN Featured Article

Mushroom Networks Delivers SD-WAN Solutions to GCC Region

December 14, 2016




The GCC Region, which is made up of the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, is one of the fastest growing economy regions in the world. As a whole, these countries have some of the highest GDPs in the world, and as they transition away from oil-based economies, they are investing heavily in information and communication technologies (ICT) and other industries. For Al Maria Middle East Technologies, a distributor and value-added-reseller (VAR) in the GCC, supplying Mushroom Networks (News - Alert)' WAN performance and SD-WAN solutions in the region will advance the ICT investments these countries are making.


The network infrastructure investment in the GCC states are some of the largest in the world, with the region making a concerted effort to have the latest available technology in order to provide new generation services for consumers and businesses. And with the rise of cloud computing, enterprises are facing a new set of demands as cloud-based applications such as SaaS (News - Alert), IaaS and PaaS now become part of their ecosystem.

Al Maria will have a portfolio of solutions that will leverage Mushroom Networks' broadband-bonding and Virtual Network Function (VNF) technologies with a Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) platform that delivers high-performance and high-bandwidth WAN connectivity with sustained application-level performance.

Cahit Akin, CEO of Mushroom Networks, said, "Advanced solutions such as our VNF Design Studio extend the programmability benefits of the software-defined data center all the way to the branch office. This gives Al Maria and its customers agile cognitive WAN networks that can work around network problems automatically without human intervention."

Al Maria's network will also benefit from broadband-bonding by taking advantage of secondary and tertiary circuits for an always-on, auto-failover design to give organizations with mission critical applications greater availability with bandwidth from all circuits made available simultaneously.

"Some of the key challenges in serving the Middle East are Internet reliability, link recovery time, and very high bills for connectivity. Mushroom Networks, with its broadband-bonding technology, delivers a secure, reliable, and cost-effective solution that is in broad demand across the regions we serve. We have yet to have an unhappy customer leveraging Mushroom’s technology," said Zaheer Assariya, managing director of Al Maria Middle East Technologies.

Truffle (News - Alert), one of Mushroom Networks' SD-WAN orchestration and broadband bonding appliance, provides a self-healing Internet access for businesses, enterprise branch offices and other multi-tenant buildings while lowering costs. According to the company, Truffle delivers load balances and intelligently orchestrates up to four, eight or twelve Internet lines to increase performance and up-time of applications and services that run over the Internet. As a value-added-reseller, Al Maria will be able to aggregate several T-1, DSL, cable modem, MPLS, metro-Ethernet or fiber services from different ISPs to provide increased bandwidth.

With Mushroom Networks, Al Maria Middle East Technologies will give its customers faster ROI, lower operating expenses with an SD-WAN architecture that simplifies management of all WAN connections.




Edited by Maurice Nagle