Marco Wins Talari Partner Gold Status

May 02, 2017

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

So much SD-WAN news, so little time.

Among the latest in this hot new product category is news that Marco has achieved Gold status in the Talari SMART Partner Program. Marco is a provider of carrier, cloud, IT, and managed services. It also sells audio visual solutions, copiers and printers, document management solutions, and phone systems.

Talari is a 10-year-old company that has always focused on building better wide area networks. Its product portfolio includes SD-WAN solutions, which it provides to both enterprise users and MSPs. The company’s customers include such companies as Benevis, Bremer Bank, Driscoll’s, Hain Celestial Group, Meritrust Credit Union, and many others.

In other recent SD-WAN news, Cisco (News - Alert) yesterday announced plans to buy privately held SD-WAN company Viptela Inc. The deal is worth $610 million and is expected to close in the second half of this year.

Cisco already had some SD-WAN technology from its past Meraki acquisition and has been pushing the Cisco Intelligent WAN solution.

Also yesterday, Versa Networks announced that its President and CEO Kelly Ahuja will be speaking on the Light Reading Big Communications Event later this month.

Aryaka, BigLeaf Networks, Cisco Systems, Citrix (News - Alert), CloudGenix, Cradlepoint (which recently acquired Pertino), Ecessa, Elfiq, FatPipe Networks, Glue Networks, InfoVista, Mushroom Networks, Nuage Networks (a Nokia company), Riverbed, Silver Peak, SimpleWAN, Talari, TELoIP, VeloCloud, Versa Networks, Viptela (soon to be part of Cisco), and Virtela (News - Alert) (which is now owned by NTT Communications) are among the companies offering SD-WAN solutions today. Several traditional service providers also sell SD-WAN services. That list includes such carriers as AT&T, BT, NTT, Singtel, Sprint, Verizon, and Vonage.

IDC (News - Alert) estimates that worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 90 percent between 2015 and 2020. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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