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Managed SD-WAN Services Arrive in Africa

October 22, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The digital era is at hand, driving transformation into all of technology’s nooks and crannies. From the c-suite, to the data center it is a time of change. The network is experiencing an overhaul courtesy of the rise in the cloud and software-defined networking solutions.  




Versa Networks and BringCom Incorporated unveiled a joint SD-WAN deployment. The duo is gearing up to deliver SD-WAN managed services to the pan-Africa market.

"With the Versa deployment, we're demonstrating the power of SD-WAN combined with network security and service providers looking to leverage high-performance virtual environments that rely upon totally automated and programmable WANs to deliver reliable communications services," said Fabrice Langreney, President and CEO, BringCom.

The pairing will deploy the Versa Networks secure SD-WAN across a number of African locations, specifically supporting multi-carrier connectivity between West and East Africa to deliver flexibility, performance and automation.

IDC (News - Alert) projects the SD-WAN infrastructure market to see a CAGR of more than 40 percent through 2022 reaching a value of $4.5 billion by that time.

"Our carrier-grade and cloud-native software makes it easy for telco managed service providers and SaaS (News - Alert) operators to deliver secure software-defined branch connectivity to multi-tenant customers," stated Atchison Frazer, worldwide head of marketing, Versa Networks. "The African continent is an important, fast-growing market for us, and SD-WAN will play an important role in helping enterprises and organizations provide better services, while boosting business continuity and economic growth throughout the continent."

Software-defined solutions are shaping the future of the network, and redefining performance parameters.

What’s in your WAN?

Curious to learn more about SD-WAN? SD-WAN Expo 2019 will be here before you know it to introduce attendees to the market leaders, what lies ahead and most importantly, what this up-and-coming technology can offer.

Already an SD-WAN expert? Interested in speaking at SD-WAN Expo 2019? Shoot me an email at mnagle@tmcnet.com




Edited by Maurice Nagle


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