Silver Peak, Point5 Expand Partnership

July 11, 2017

By Maurice Nagle - Web Editor

The alphabet soup of today’s networking world showcases the growing presence of software defined solutions. Whether it’s SD-WAN, IaaS, NaaS, CPaaS, etc.; this is no passing fad. Today, as a matter of fact, Silver Peak (News - Alert) announced an expanded partnership with Connecticut-based managed services provider Point5.

The newly augmented partnership between Point5 and Silver Peak puts Unity EdgeConnect in Point5’s Network as a Service portfolio. Point5 is well versed in the Unity EdgeConnect, as for the last year and a half it has shown a strong track record of successful implementation. With clients noting marked improvements in performance in the network and applications as a result.

“The Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution enables Point5 to broaden its NaaS services portfolio with an offering that can be designed, deployed, and managed efficiently to provide immediate and tangible performance gains for our joint clients,” said Brandon Byrne, CEO, Point5 Managed Services. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Silver Peak and to offer a new and industry leading managed SD-WAN service to our clients.”

In gaining EdgeConnect, Point5 enterprise customers have access to pocket friendly, future forward networking solutions capable of monitoring, building and orchestrating the network. In addition, application visibility is improved and users can prioritize applications – such as communications or collaboration tools, for instance.

“Silver Peak enables partners like Point5 to maximize client value by becoming more directly engaged in the design, deployment and management of its clients’ WANs,” said Derek Dal Ponte, director, field and channel marketing at Silver Peak. “Growing our WAN optimization partnership to managed SD-WAN services enables Point5 to broaden and deepen its client engagement opportunities and is one of the best ways Silver Peak can enable and empower its most trusted partners.”

This announcement is a sign of the times. Either embrace the software defined revolution at hand, or get left in the dust. Digital transformation is serving to drive development in high-performance, cost cutting, flexible solutions. Is your enterprise embracing this software-defined revolution?

Edited by Alicia Young

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