Gartner names Silver Peak a leader in Magic Quadrant for WAN optimisation

  • Posted by Fran Cator
  • March 20, 2015 12:20 PM GMT

Silver Peak solves critical WAN optimisation and SD-WAN requirements


Silver Peak, the leader in building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN), today announced its position as a leader in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant for WAN optimisation.

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According to Gartner, "As WAN optimisation appliances increasingly include WAN path control and local link load balancing capabilities, these products are morphing into SD-WAN solutions."

"WAN requirements are evolving rapidly as enterprises become more frustrated with the high cost and complexity of MPLS networking, and until now, an inability to easily leverage lower-cost internet in a secure, controlled and optimised manner," said David Hughes, CEO of Silver Peak.  "We believe Silver Peak is best-positioned to help customers meet these new WAN requirements. With Dynamic Path Control, Silver Peak offers customers the most comprehensive solution today for building an SD-WAN fabric that helps enterprises migrate to an enterprise-grade WAN using hybrid or all-internet WAN connectivity across a distributed environment."

Two critical requirements of an SD-WAN are that it be a virtual network overlay, and that it leverages WAN path control to non-disruptively connect users with any applications over any network. Silver Peak's portfolio of WAN solutions with its Dynamic Path Control enables customers to migrate to hybrid and potentially, all-internet WANs in a secure and optimised manner. This helps customers leverage their existing WAN investments while reducing the ever-increasing WAN costs and complexity.  This enables enterprises to respond faster to the changing needs of the business.