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SD-WAN Week in Review: Versa, Zayo, China and More

January 20, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

SD-WAN is a game changing technology serving as a keep component of the digital era. Digital transformation is touching all points of technology, and as the cloud adoption and applications grow, SD-WAN is an exceptional way to deliver performance, reliability, flexibility and cut costs on an organizations WAN spend. So with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look back at the week that was in SD-WAN news: It’s time for the Week in Review!




The SD-WAN world is currently watching China, as a week ago it started blocking VPN and SD-WAN traffic. Deployments are abundant in the Asian nation, as Steve Gerson noted, “Millions of Internet users relied on virtual private networks (VPNs) to circumvent the Chinese censorship system, dubbed the Great Firewall of China,” and this recent initiative could have serious impact. TMC’s Paula Bernier (News - Alert) offers complete insight analysis HERE.

SD-WAN deployments are growing at an explosive rate, the benefits of this burgeoning technology are well known at this point. A popular route is leveraging an MSP for SD-WAN services. And it is critical you choose wisely. Explore what to consider when selecting a managed SD-WAN solution HERE.

This week, SD-WAN Expo Gold Sponsor Bigleaf Networks announced a successful round of funding with an influx of $4.9 million coming from GoAhead Ventures, Seattle Angel Fund, Oregon Angel Fund and Portland Seed Fund. “This marks a significant step forward for us,” said Joel Mulkey, Founder and CEO of Bigleaf. “While I’m impressed with how well our team has executed over the past few years, I know we can do much more. This funding gives us the resources needed to serve our customers and partners better, at larger scale, in new geographies, and with new features and offerings.” Complete coverage is HERE.

Recently, Zayo announced the arrival of SD-WAN service solutions. Offered in unmanaged and managed options, the secret sauce is Versa Networks Cloud IP Platform. The award winning platform and Versa Networks will be at the upcoming SD-WAN Expo. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for your fill of all things SD-WAN! See you next week!

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