128 Technology, Lanner Partner on SD-WAN

October 10, 2017

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

128 Technology (News - Alert) and Lanner are at Layer 123’s SDN NFV World Congress event this week talking about their new SD-WAN partnership.

That effort entails the two companies combining their respective solutions. The combined solution is being demonstrated at the event in The Hague Netherlands.

It pairs Lanner’s white box uCPE appliances and 128 Technology’s Secure Vector Routing technology. The Lanner appliances were designed for edge deployments of virtual network functions. SVR is a session-oriented solution that can recognize and control stateful, bi-directional exchanges of data as they are routed across networks. That allows for tight alignment between the network and the applications it supports, explains 128 Technology.

"Partnering with the Lanner team allows us to deliver a SVR solution that makes economic sense, is easy to deploy, and simple to manage across multiple environments,” said Andy Ory, CEO of 128 Technology. “With Lanner's broad portfolio of hardware appliance solutions, we can address customer requirements across multiple vertical markets as they transition to a virtual world."

Sven Freudenfeld, director of business development for the Telecom Application Business Unit at Lanner, added: "Getting it right from the beginning is key to roll out cloud based services. The combination of the Lanner vCPE platform solution with multiple access technologies and networking infrastructure simplifies the network and the utilization of compute resources."

Futuriom Research expects growth in SD-WAN technology tools and network service revenues to approach $1 billion in 2019 and grow to $1.6 billion by 2021.

“This new category of technology tools and services is expected to dominate growth in the market for enterprise communications services over the next decade,” according to Futuriom. “With SD-WAN, complexities in buying network services, such as configuring branch-office devices, routing schemes, and network addresses, is abstracted by software into the cloud and managed by the service provider, rather than the enterprise. In addition, service providers can bundle network management with connectivity, providing many opportunities in value-added services.”

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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