According to Gartner the public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow 18.3 percent in 2016 to total $879.3 million. As the region witnesses an increased shift to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud-based services, geographically distributed enterprises are re-evaluating their wide-area networking requirements and turning to software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) for cost-effective, agile and automated branch office connectivity.
Silver Peak has announced that it will showcase its advanced Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution during the upcoming GITEX Technology Week.
The SD-WAN solution, according to the company, provides distributed enterprises with secure, reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications.
“Virtual overlays add the software-defined in software-defined WAN by automating wide-area networks. Overlays provide an abstraction layer that virtualises the underlying transport, and enables network administrators to quickly configure and deploy wide-area networks, cost effectively securely and at scale,” said Bhaskar Peruri, Regional Manager, Middle East at Silver Peak.
The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, according to Silver Peak, enables the firm to deliver on its vision of virtual application overlays, empowers enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of building a WAN by leveraging any combination of broadband transport to connect users to applications without compromising application performance.
“Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect solutions enable IT organisations to augment or replace their legacy MPLS networks with enterprise-grade broadband, further ushering in the age of the software-defined wide area network. It also delivers highly enhanced application visibility and control,” said Peruri. “With a number of successful customer deployments across the region, we’re looking forward to continued success in enabling and empowering our extensive partner network”.
Silver Peak will be at Hall 6, Stand CLD 22.