SD-WAN Fuels Expereo's Border 6 Acquisition

June 20, 2017

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

A service provider called Expereo has purchased an SD-WAN software supplier called Border 6. Terms of the acquisition, which was announced June 14, were not disclosed.

Expereo will use the Border 6 technology with its XCA internet routing platform.  That platform, which is operated out of 16 locations, ensures high performance for cloud applications.

Given that many organization now rely on the public cloud for business applications and other resources, and that they want to access those clouds via the internet, SD-WAN is growing in popularity. SD-WAN creates a network overlay that allows for visibility and control across multiple carriers and access types, affordable broadband access for branch offices, and quality of service for best-effort internet connections.

“The internet has always been considered cost-effective and when you combine those benefits with XCA you get an enterprise-grade alternative to MPLS,” said Expereo CEO Irwin Fouwels. “Expereo XCA guarantees the performance and reliability needed to confidently move your network to the Internet.”

Expereo, which prior to the acquisition had been licensing the Border 6 software for internet routing optimization, is a leading managed SD-WAN, internet connectivity services, and cloud acceleration solutions. More than 10,000 enterprise and government sites in more than 180 countries rely on the company’s services. Expereo, which was founded in 2004, is privately owned by the Carlyle Group.

“Expereo has licensed the Border 6 technology for its XCA services for some time,” added Fouwels. “The technology has provided significant benefits for our customers with major lifts in performance across the networks we manage. It was a logical step to purchase the company at a stage where we are starting to see broad adoption of Cloud Acceleration technology in the market, complementing our global managed internet services as the leading platform for enterprise connectivity solutions.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle