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Viptela SD-WAN Platform Joins Verizon's Virtual Network Services

August 03, 2016

By Frank Griffin, Contributing Writer

Using software to intelligently manage networks has resulted in maximizing the capabilities of existing infrastructure to deliver better services. This includes SD-WAN, which is replacing traditional systems to access remote resources by enterprises and operators alike. Viptela, an SD-WAN company, announced a partnership with Verizon (News - Alert) Enterprise Solutions' new Virtual Network Services to give enterprises increased agility and on-demand resources by transitioning to a virtual infrastructure model.

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology is able to create a logical overlay to intelligently route data across multiple paths by aggregating data transport over two or more WAN connections, including MPLS, Metro Ethernet, cellular and broadband Internet. It also re-routes packet flows across links to improve performance dynamically, meaning routing decisions are made based on latency, load and types of QoS policies that have been applied. The end result is greater agility and flexibility, which is extremely important for enterprises looking to bring their employees, customers, business partners and anyone else together no matter where they are.

Amir Khan, chief executive officer, Viptela, said, “The Viptela platform's ability to seamlessly integrate with Verizon’s existing networks and infrastructure will enable globally distributed enterprises to cost-effectively transition their WAN into a virtual network service.” He added, “Through joint deployments with Verizon, we can help Fortune 500 companies migrate to a managed SD-WAN model which delivers new levels of agility, quality of service and application performance.”

Viptela entered into a managed services arrangement with Verizon in the U.S. in February of this year, which also included collaboration for the delivery of a new software defined networking solution using Viptela’s SD-WAN platform. This partnership highlights the need for proven solutions that can replace traditional networks, while addressing the dynamic business needs of organizations quickly, reliably, securely and cost effectively.

As part of Verizon’s Virtual Network Services portfolio, Viptela’s SD-WAN will overcome the limitations of traditional networks by allowing its customers to scale quickly and as needed by creating a single intelligent platform that responds to their needs. This customizable hybrid networking solution will be managed and implemented by Verizon so it can provide each business with its specific requirements.

According to Verizon, its Virtual Network Services is going to give organizations a secure, high performance and efficient network that can be managed to address multiple locations and users, bandwidth required by application, and application use by employees. The company said enterprises will experience improved agility, reduce total cost of ownership, end-to-end management and flexible service tiers. On the technical side they'll have greater flexibility, dynamic scaling, and rich technology partner ecosystem with world-class vendors and rapid deployment.

Edited by Alicia Young