Silver Peak Partners with Netpoleon to Distribute EdgeConnect SD-WAN

February 19, 2016

By Casey Houser, Contributing Writer

Silver Peak (News - Alert), a developer of software that helps businesses create their own software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs), recently announced that it has partnered with Netpoleon to better serve businesses in the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

This partnership will bring together the talents of Silver Peak, which knows the intricacies of building WANs, and Netpoleon, a value-added distributor that has experience working in the geographical areas mentioned above. Netpoleon will have the opportunity to distribute the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN network construction platform that Doug Farndale, the vice president of APAC at Silver Peak, says has the potential to save its clients money and create more flexibility in their operations.

“The adoption rate of SD-WAN and interest in Silver Peak’s EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution is increasing rapidly within the region,” Farndale said. “This is largely due to the huge potential cost savings -– up to 90 percent –- and the benefits to the enterprise extend to provide unprecedented flexibility, visibility and control, and performance across the WAN.”

Companies can begin to save money by using SD-WANs in tandem with traditional MLPS network connections or by leaving MLPS entirely behind and allowing software to control all their links between nodes. Software has the potential to handle all types of data transmissions, including communication through WebRTC or proprietary applications such as Microsoft Skype (News - Alert) for Business.

Silver Peak has taken some leaps with its EdgeConnect application as of late. It has partnered with Infoblox (News - Alert), Nutanix, and Zscalar. The former two partners handle address management and give clients an easy path to setting up new WAN locations in a matter of minutes. Zscalar then makes it easy for companies to handle data security from within the cloud. Its cloud-based service provides access to policy management and threat detection tools.

All told, new customers in the Pacific should have their hands full with capabilities that can drastically change the way their businesses operate. Used properly, SD-WANs have the potential to replace traditional methods of office networking while saving clients money and making them more efficient. This partnership should be appealing to companies that are experiencing rapid expansion and may have a hard time connecting to new company sites. Software-based WANs can make that expansion much easier, so companies can focus on improving and delivering their goods and services instead of worrying about how to connect their employees to one another.

Edited by Maurice Nagle