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iomart selects Silver Peak
Global SD-WAN leader Silver Peak (www.silver-peak.com) has been selected by UK managed cloud services provider, iomart to deliver managed software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services to its customers.
Designed from the ground up as one system, Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform combines SD-WAN, firewall, advanced segmentation, routing, WAN optimization and application visibility and control into one platform.
“Performance is critical as organizations move more workloads to the cloud,” says Bill Strain, product development director for iomart. “By choosing Silver Peak, iomart can deliver the application-centric services that address the network requirements of the modern cloud-first enterprise. Instead of having to send staff out to manually update policies at every branch office every time a change is made, the whole network is centrally orchestrated. As a result, the IT team can focus on other important projects knowing that the network is optimised to support the business strategy.”
Using Silver Peak there is no longer the need to build costly and complex WANs. Lower cost broadband connections are used to augment or replace existing networks where applicable. The EdgeConnect platform can be deployed, as a physical or virtual appliance at a branch office, data centre or in the cloud, all within minutes.
“To realize the full transformational promise of the cloud, enterprises are coming to the realization that they need a modern WAN” said Allan Paton, sales director UK and Ireland for Silver Peak. “As enterprises embark on WAN transformation, many are electing to select a partner that has the expertise to provide turnkey managed SD-WAN services like iomart. Together, we will enable our customers to architect a business-driven WAN that ultimately yields a multiplier effect on their ongoing investments in the cloud.”