TPx Employs Silver Peak SD-WAN Solution

March 01, 2018

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC

Managed service provider, TPx Communications will be leveraging Silver Peak (News - Alert) technology to deliver SD-WAN services. Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnect enables TPx to serve multi-location and international enterprises.

The tiered managed SD-WAN services TPx delivers enable these businesses to overcome traditional WAN performance challenges. TPx’s Jared Martin said they can alleviate WAN deployment headaches like multiple providers, complex routing, high expenses, and limited connectivity. They also deliver guaranteed performance, added the TPx vice president.

SD-WAN creates a WAN overlay that separates the physical infrastructure from how packets are routed. That enables SD-WAN to provide users with total control of connectivity between their locations, and match it to specific applications at any time.

This architecture has grown in popularity for a variety of reasons. It can enable organizations to more affordably and efficiently bring connectivity to their branch offices, and to better manage that connectivity. It’s more affordable because businesses as a result can opt to drop their pricey MPLS connections. But even if businesses elect to keep their MPLS connections, SD-WAN enables those organizations to make better use of what they have, because it lets them employ their secondary and other links all the time rather than having them sit idle until the primary link goes down.

Silver Peak is a winner of this year’s TMC (News - Alert) SD-WAN Leadership Awards. And the company participated in last month’s SD-WAN Expo.

The company has more than 600 customers in production with its Unity EdgeConnect solution. Fourteen-year-old Silver Peak started out selling WAN optimization solutions. It came out with its first SD-WAN solution in 2015. Today, SD-WAN is its focus.

As for TPx Communications, it was formerly known as TelePacific. The company rebranded in April in an effort to reflect its status as a “transformed managed services powerhouse.” The rebranding effort came in the wake of TelePacific’s acquisition of DSCI.

TPx sells unified communications and managed IT services. It had 1,650 employees as of April. And, it’s been expanding its channel efforts in the past few months.

In August, TPx announced it had hired Shane Gossert as channel manager. The same month, it promoted Hilary Gadda to director of national channel development. Then, in November, TPx tapped Tanya Palmateer as its channel manager for Phoenix. 

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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