Silver Peak, the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) specialist, has achieved VMware Ready status for its network functions virtualisation (NFV) offering, Unity EdgeConnect.
Silver Peak underwent a detailed validation process in order to reach VMware's highest level of endorsement, and can now be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).
With Unity EdgeConnect achieving VMware Ready status for NFV, Silver Peak and VMware can jointly provide partners and customers with a solution to augment or replace their MPLS networks with any form of broadband connectivity.
Customers can use these products and solutions to help lower project risks and realise cost savings over custom built solutions, according to the company.
The VMware Ready programme is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) programme that aims to make it easier for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware infrastructure.
With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring expertise and business solutions for varying customer needs, VMware says.
At its core, EdgeConnect provides high performance, including broadband quality of service (QoS), as well as visibility into both legacy and cloud applications. With Silver Peak's SD-WAN solution, IT organisations gain the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic over any source of connectivity, according to the company.
“Silver Peak's EdgeConnect not only stands up in VMware Ready testing for NFV, but has a proven track record among enterprises of all sizes and industries, of delivering a complete SD-WAN and hybrid WAN solutions,” says John Vincenzo, Silver Peak chief marketing officer.
“We are excited that our long-standing relationship with VMware continues to evolve and we look forward to helping our mutual customers build a better WAN," he says.
Howard Hall, senior director of the global technology partnering organisation at VMware, says, “We are pleased that Silver Peak qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware infrastructure, which can speed time to value within customer environments.