XPossible Technologies Inc. today revealed that it will be offering SD-WAN technology from Mushroom Networks as part of its product portfolio. The IT services firm serves organizations in the Asia Pacific.
Mushroom Networks has a platform called Truffle (News - Alert) that enables customers to allocate bandwidth on a per customer basis, easily troubleshoot branch office network connectivity, and do load balancing.
SD-WAN is a network overlay solution that brings policy, and added reliability and visibility, to existing connectivity. It also has been lauded by vendors for its ability to free businesses from being locked in to a single communications services provider. Instead, organizations with SD-WAN can leverage a variety of carriers and service types – including cable modem and DSL broadband services (made carrier-class with the addition of SD-WAN), Ethernet, LTE (News - Alert), microwave, and MPLS.
Indeed, in announcing its news today, Mushroom Networks noted that organizations can combine Truffle SD-WAN orchestration and broadband bonding capabilities with their own cable modem, DSL, fiber, metro Ethernet, MPLS, and/or T1 connections. Mushroom says that return on investment for its solution is often less than six months.
International Data Corp. forecasts that SD-WAN revenue will start to ramp strongly in 2016 and 2017 across a range of vertical markets. predicts that up to 30 percent of users will be managing their WAN through software within three years. And IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 90 percent between 2015 and 2020.
That explains why SD-WAN has become a crowded marketplace. Competitors include Aryaka, BigLeaf Networks, Cisco Systems, Citrix (News - Alert), CloudGenix, Cradlepoint (which recently acquired Pertino), Ecessa, Elfiq, FatPipe Networks, Glue Networks, InfoVista, Mushroom Networks, Nuage Networks (a Nokia (News - Alert) company), Riverbed, Silver Peak, SimpleWAN, Talari, TELoIP, VeloCloud, Versa Networks, Viptela, and Virtela (which is now owned by NTT (News - Alert) Communications).