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AVANT Padding SD-WAN Portfolio

January 26, 2017


  By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The arrival of SD-WAN first started as a tremor, with a handful of startups seeking to compete in the networking space with portfolios providing a means for firms to join in the digital transformation at hand, and make the most of the SaaSy world in which we live. This group of a small few has grown as a direct result of SD-WAN’s benefits and growing adoption – it also doesn’t hurt that the market is pegged for CAGR of 90 percent through 2020, making it a $6 billion market.


To address the expanding interest in software-defined WAN, AVANT is partnering with providers far and wide to create the most complete – comprised of 11 partner portfolios – suite of next generation networking solutions.

“SD-WAN is a game changer,” commented Drew Lydecker, co-founder and president, AVANT. “It lets you build high-performing networks, leveraging broadband Wi-Fi Internet and MPLS networks, to deliver dramatic performance and cost improvements. Traditional carriers are racing to add SD-WAN. Adoption is exploding and we have all of the top providers that our customers can work with.”

The complete SD-WAN suite of solutions includes:

  • Aryaka, as one of their leading distributors
  • CenturyLink (News - Alert) with Versa Networks
  • CIS with managed Talari and VeloCloud
  • CloudGenix, announcing a new distribution agreement with AVANT
  • EarthLink with VeloCloud, announcing a new distribution agreement with AVANT
  • Expereo with managed Cisco IWAN, Citrix, and Viptela
  • Masergy with Silver Peak (News - Alert) as the initial SD-WAN partner with more on the roadmap
  • Netwolves with Cisco IWAN and Cisco Meraki
  • Talari, as the first distribution partner for their new monthly billed offering
  • Verizon (News - Alert) with Viptela, Cisco IWAN, and Versa Networks
  • Windstream with VeloCloud, as a top-tier distribution partner for Windstream

SD-WAN market presence has not occurred overnight, the last few years have spelled a surge of interest in this burgeoning technology. The digital era of today introduces new network demands and complexity, so why not let SD-WAN help with the heavy lifting?





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