Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V Now Supported by Talari SD-WAN

May 05, 2016

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

More and more of the networking space is leveraging software defined services in the WAN. As software continues its Pac-Man-like existence in technology gobbling up hardware deployments and replacing them with more efficient, flexible and cost friendly alternatives the reality of a “virtual” future is quite tangible. As a result of this inevitability the SD-WAN space is growing in players and is becoming rather competitive.

This week, Talari Networks announced its SD-WAN technology now supports Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure and Hyper-V. Its virtual offerings already supported AWS and VMware solutions, but now with Talari’s newest virtual appliance, the VT800, customers leveraging a Microsoft infrastructure can run Talari’s SD-WAN natively.

"Talari has always focused on offering customers a high degree of flexibility when it comes to acquiring and deploying an SD-WAN solution," explained Talari President and COO John Dickey in a statement, adding that the vendor will continue to expand its SD-WAN deployment options. "Our work with Microsoft, Amazon and VMware as delivery options for the VT800 are the latest milestones on our journey to bring a comprehensive, partner integrated SD-WAN solution to market."

Gartner forecasts the number of enterprise utilizing SD-WAN to skyrocket from 1 to 30 percent by the end of 2019. Echoing the same tune was the IDC (News - Alert), noting that by 2020 this market will reach an evaluation of over six billion dollars – a market that was worth just over $200 million in 2015.

SD-WAN is important to the enterprise and service providers moving forward as workers are becoming more mobile, more applications and services are coming from the cloud and how could we neglect to mention the oncoming network onslaught that is the IoT. SD-WAN is only a slice of the virtualization movement taking place, but will prove a key component as adoption augments.

SD-WAN players like CloudGenix, Riverbed (News - Alert), Talari and VeloCloud are part of a very competitive and growing market as the idea of a software-defined network is delivering on all fronts.

How doesn’t love Pac-Man? 

Edited by Stefania Viscusi