Frost & Sullivan Recognizes VeloCloud's SD-WAN Solution

August 29, 2016

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

VeloCloud has won yet another award. This time it came from Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), which recognized the SD-WAN solutions provider with a 2016 North American Product Leadership Award for Product Leadership.

The company’s solution enables the use of wired or wireless broadband internet with or without traditional MPLS to create unified wide area networks for enterprises and service providers. Compared to a traditional WAN deployment, SD-WAN enables enterprises to deploy their wide area networks 100 times faster with three times the cost savings.

"VeloCloud Dynamic Multipath Optimization technology steers traffic over the most optimal path, when multiple private or Internet links are present, on a per-packet basis by continuously monitoring private, public, and hybrid connections," explained Frost & Sullivan Industry Director Roopa Honnachari. "VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN comprises edge devices and optional software-based gateways that allow the company to provide remediation services on these links for both on-premise[s] and cloud applications."

The VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN was also a winner of the INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Pioneer Award.

VeloCloud services include application access control, application performance, dynamic path selection, network overlay control, network and application visibility, and secure network segmentation. Its SD-WAN solution is in use by 280 paying enterprise and managed service provider customers.

This has been a big year for SD-WAN adoption. Various sources indicate the SD-WAN space will reach $3.2 billion by 2018, $12.1 billion by 2019, and $7.5 billion by 2020. This new product category is seeing growing interest and uptake as businesses deploy more cloud-based applications, see more mobile and video traffic on their networks, and grow increasingly frustrated with the cost and inflexibility of existing MPLS technology, on which most WANs today are based.

Speaking about the VeloCloud solution Honnachari of Frost & Sullivan commented: "The SD-WAN CPE dramatically lowers the time required to add new branch sites, as the CPE is a plug-and-play device that can be configured without oversight by on-site network personnel. The zero-touch provisioning feature enables the device to automatically connect to the controller and self-configure. New branch locations can deploy SD-WAN equipment and start with readily available wireless long-term evolution service, while waiting for a network service provider's wired services."

Edited by Maurice Nagle