Silver Peak SD-WAN Reseller MNJ Reaches the Summit

October 04, 2016

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

Solution and service provider MNJ Technologies has achieved Summit Level status with SD-WAN provider Silver Peak (News - Alert). As the name suggests, that’s the highest partnership level offered by the Silver Peak Global SD-WAN Partner Program.

“The MNJ/Silver Peak partnership extends the power of SD-WAN into the MNJ cloud access network,” said Marcus McEwen, MNJ Technologies' executive vice president of services. “We will be able to integrate low-cost DIA connections with SLA-backed MPLS services so that clients can cost-effectively leverage all available bandwidth without sacrificing quality. The Silver Peak SD-WAN solution, combined with the MNJ network, creates cost-effective, efficient, and reliable connectivity for our clients.”

Founded in 2002, reseller MNJ Technologies delivers a wide range of solutions – including desktop computers, notebooks, printers, servers, storage devices and software – from an array of equipment and software providers, including APC by Schneider Electric, Apple (News - Alert), Cisco Systems Inc., Citrix, HP, Lenovo, VMware and Xerox.

Silver Peak’s SD-WAN product line is called Unity and consists of the Unity EdgeConnect physical and virtual appliances, which allow for real-time updates on the best performing path to software-as-a-service applications, dynamic path control, encrypted tunnels, path conditioning, and zero-touch provisioning; the Unity Orchestrator, to enable the documentation of cost savings from moving to broadband connectivity, granular real-time monitoring and historical reporting, and single-screen administration; and Unity Boost, an optional performance pack that accelerates applications as needed and features data reduction via de-duplication and WAN compression, and latency mitigation.

Silver Peak announced last month, the one-year anniversary of its Global SD-WAN Partner Program, that 50 percent of its net-new SD-WAN opportunities are now partner initiated and that its partner-led SD-WAN opportunities have increased four-fold.

IDC (News - Alert) anticipates that the SD-WAN solutions space will be worth $6 billion by 2020. And David Hughes (News - Alert), CEO of Silver Peak, recently told me that he believes SD-WAN will reach a tipping point this year, at which time this technology will go mainstream.

Edited by Alicia Young

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