Global Capacity Adds Managed SD-WAN to Arsenal

April 05, 2017

By Maurice Nagle - Web Editor

Flexibility, reliability and performance do not seem like too much to ask for from a network. However, this is not always the case. The advent of SD-WAN and its hybrid sibling are opening avenues to push network performance to new a level, while still providing the flexibility and reliability required, and keeping cost down – all impetus for myriad of projections forecasting explosive growth for this burgeoning arena.

With expectations being what they are, the SD-WAN space is busy with partnerships and portfolio expansions. The most recent is an announcement today from Global Capacity highlighting its newest partner, VeloCloud, and its newest offering, managed SD-WAN services. The pairing is a piece of Global Capacity’s (News - Alert) overall strategy to augment its networking offerings with software defined solutions set to meet today’s growing network demands.

“VeloCloud is excited to partner with Global Capacity to add the unique and truly multi-tenant VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN architecture to Global Capacity's Hybrid network expertise,” said Sanjay Uppal, CEO and Co-Founder of VeloCloud. “The Global Capacity One Marketplace platform is purpose-built to deliver simple, cost-effective and high-performance Hybrid networks that connect enterprises to key cloud destinations. Global Capacity's use of VeloCloud to further expand their provider neutral model of managing any combination of their services or their competitors is truly innovative.”

The managed SD-WAN offering unifies Ethernet, MPLS, broadband and LTE (News - Alert) to create a more responsive and agile hybrid WAN architecture, in addition to efficient data routing and exceptional application performance.

Chris Alberding, Senior Vice President Product, Global Capacity noted, “As SD-WAN services increase in deployment, the demand for Hybrid Networks grows along with it. As such, the need to manage multiple suppliers with diverse technologies across various cities enabling a robust hybrid network experience is necessary. The combination is a compelling value proposition to any Enterprise regardless of the industry.”

The managed SD-WAN service will reach general availability in Q2 2017, as currently, it is only offered to select customers on a rolling basis.

In gaining a partner like VeloCloud, Global Capacity adds a future forward network solution to its portfolio in a space rife with opportunity. The benefits of SD-WAN and hybrid WAN are undeniable, with growing adoption serving as a testament. This is the ground floor of a midtown skyscraper. Let’s push the button and see what the view is like from the penthouse.

Anyone else going up?

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Edited by Alicia Young