SD-WAN News Update: SD-Core, Versa, Fortinet and Amdocs Partner

Versa NetworksFortinet and Amdocs will partner on a solution that offers SD-WAN, SDN and NFV orchestration. The platform integrates Amdocs’ NFV orchestration, Fortinet Security Fabric, and Versa’s SD-WAN to enable quick spin ups and spin downs of virtual network functions (VNFs)  across customers’ premises, data centers, and the cloud. The platform can integrate with any OSS/BSS, according to the companies.

CenturyLink Goes Global: Channel Partners reports that CenturyLink is offering its SD-WAN globally. The company says that its offering is a hybrid combination of private network MPLS, public network and other types of connectivity. Light Reading says that the platform is launching in 36 countries beyond the United States, which it already serves. The platform includes elements from CenturyLink and Level 3, which it acquired last year. They are still in process of licensing with a few countries.

Vodafone Now a Juniper User: In late September, Juniper Networks said that Vodafone has made it one of its SD-WAN vendors in its enterprise-focused SDN portfolio. The Ready Network will include Vodafone’s secure, virtualized and dynamic network platform, the vendor says. The platform includes universal customer premise equipment that enables multiple virtualized network functions to be controlled from a single device.

Mode, Versa Aim for Reliability: Mode and Versa Networks are partnering on providing reliable SD-WAN services. Mode’s SD-CORE focuses on delivering end-to-end connectivity with the reliability levels associated with MPLS. The software is designed to enhance site-to-site, SaaS, IaaS, UCaaS and remote cloud access performance.  

Frontier Launches Frontier Connect WAN: Frontier Communications last month launched Frontier Connect WAN, an SD-WAN aimed at small business and enterprises. The platform offers several virtualized service functions, including security and WAN optimization. The Frontier Connect WAN allocates on-demand managed business services with full visibility, security and QoE control over any WAN transport.

Riverbed Integrates with Microsoft: Riverbed used the Microsoft Ignite Conference to announce integrations with the company’s products. The vendor’s SteelConnect SD-WAN now integrates with the Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN, with local branch path steering for Microsoft Office 365. Riverbed also announced support for the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor.

Aerohive Intros Router: The new XR600P SD-WAN branch router, the highest capacity available from Aerohive, now is available. It offers branches increased throughput, secure and application-aware traffic shaping and monitoring.


NTT Building Temporary Net for the McLaren Racing Team: NTT Com will build a temporary “software-defined everything” network The McLaren Formula 1 racing team in support of the Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix 2018. The network, dubbed the “Suzuka special,” will be deployed at Suzuka Circuit in Japan and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK.

Quick Hits: Brodynt and LXT Networks have announced a strategic partnership to offer Internet access and SD-WAN in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam. The area, known as the CLMV region, is one of the fastest growing in the world, according to the release…Ruralco in Australia has switched to an SD-WAN provided by Telstra as it seeks to improve connectivity to 500 rural and regional locations in the country….Windstream’s SD-WAN platform has met the standards for version 3.2 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) standard, according to The Fast Mode…Martello Technologies Group said that TrueGEN, a Belgium-based networking, and security firm, has selected its SD-WAN.

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