Xtel Ventures into SD-WAN with Versa

August 02, 2017

By Maurice Nagle - Web Editor

SD-WAN is winning the day. Software is feasting on network functionality, and serving up a new generation of networking solutions. From increased flexibility and performance, to reliability and cost savings, software and the cloud are a driving force in the current phase of digital transformation taking place.

This week, Versa Networks and Xtel Communications unveiled a new partnership, which gives Xtel the ability to offer Versa’s SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions to enterprises and partners using the Versa Networks Cloud IP Platform.

“The WAN has an increasingly strategic role within the enterprise due to the ever-increasing reliance on cloud applications,” said Mark Weiner (News - Alert), CMO, Versa Networks. “Versa’s Cloud IP Platform, when combined with Xtel’s advanced voice and UC offering, enables a truly value-added service portfolio.”

Xtel offers robust telecommunications solutions, including application aware routing and policy creation, next-gen firewall and advanced network analytics. Couple unified communications with a future forward SD-Security and SD-WAN, and Xtel customers are provided an offer difficult to refuse. The wide-ranging suite of managed network, voice, communications and security services certainly brings much in the way of value to the table.

“This new [Versa Networks backed] SD-WAN and SD-Security solution aligns perfectly with our commitment to provide our clients with the most effective and efficient communications tools and technologies,” said Brian Flynn, President, Xtel Communications. “We are committed to continuing to innovate and integrate best-of-breed solutions, like Versa Networks SD-WAN and SD-Security, into our product portfolio, ensuring the highest quality customer experience.”

While SD-WAN and SD-Security are quite future forward, deployment is not complex. With zero-touch provisioning, application prioritization and an advanced network design, these feature-rich and high-performing solutions may seem complicated, but implementation is easier than it appears.

Software defined anything is the current phase of network innovation. The WAN was certainly in need of a makeover, and today is receiving it in a big way.