Silver Peak helps enterprises and service providers flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available.
With Silver Peak’s WAN solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure Internet connectivity, often referred to as an SD-WAN, while dramatically reducing WAN costs and complexity. Silver Peak customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility, control, and security over all traffic traversing the WAN, while improving application and network performance.
With Silver Peak, sites can be rapidly and non-disruptively extended, moved, or changed as business demands evolve.
Silver Peak Puts All the WAN Pieces Together
- Silver Peak customers can rapidly and non-disruptively augment or replace their MPLS networks with any form of broadband connectivity.
- Visibility & Control. Silver Peak customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility into both legacy and cloud applications, and gain the unique ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic.
- With Silver Peak, end-user satisfaction is significantly improved due to consistent and dramatically enhanced application performance.
- Silver Peak can dramatically lower connectivity, equipment and network administration costs by up to 90% by enabling customers to leverage lower-cost Internet bandwidth.
Build an SD-WAN with Broadband
Save up to 90% in WAN costs by deploying secure, optimized broadband connectivity
MPLS made sense when applications were only hosted in the data center. But today, applications have moved into the cloud, and companies want to operate at “cloud speed.” With today’s reality of cloud-based applications, MPLS is no longer sufficient to address today’s WAN requirements.
But what if you could:
…use Internet to augment MPLS, and cut costs as much as 90%?
…switch carriers, mix and match, or even replace MPLS with broadband?
…simplify branch connectivity and deploy a branch in minutes, not months?
…satisfy users with consistent and reliable private-line-like performance?
The Hybrid WAN: Transition at Your Own Pace. Begin by Augmenting MPLS with Broadband
As more applications move to the cloud, companies are finding MPLS is no longer sufficient to address today’s WAN requirements. There is a desire to operate at “cloud speed,” but many IT organizations may be reluctant to transition to a broadband WAN (often referred to as an SD-WAN) overnight.
While the ultimate goal may be an all-broadband WAN, enterprises can begin their journey with a hybrid WAN. As MPLS upgrades arise, businesses can explore lower-cost broadband Internet services as an alternative for connecting to Cloud applications. This provides an opportunity to downsize MPLS bandwidth and only use that connectivity for remaining data center applications. Enterprises can begin to slowly migrate additional applications from the data center to the cloud as desired.
Transitioning to this new WAN model requires minimal disruption or cost. Internet services can be introduced into the WAN without impact on application performance or the MPLS network. A Silver Peak-enabled broadband WAN automatically selects the optimum path for every application. This can restrict business-critical traffic to MPLS networks, while directing less critical traffic across the Internet VPN. Given industry averages for bandwidth costs, payback for a broadband WAN investment starts immediately.
Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect
Creates an SD-WAN that enables customers to move to a broadband WAN at their own pace, whether site-by-site, or via a hybrid WAN approach that leverages both MPLS and broadband Internet connectivity.