Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced a formal global distribution agreement with NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation (NESIC) to address the burgeoning demand for SD-WAN technologies across the Japanese and broader global markets. NESIC will immediately serve as a global distributor of the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution and offer turn-key systems integration services. Comprehensive maintenance and support services will be delivered by NESIC global partner NCR Group, throughout 180 countries.
NESIC will focus on enterprises embracing cloud-based services with 100 or more global offices, initially targeting the manufacturing, financial and services sector markets. EdgeConnect is ideally suited to provide NESIC clients with secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport technologies without compromising network or application performance. This allows enterprises clients to confidently accelerate cloud initiatives, realize substantial cost savings and attain greater business agility.
Following an extensive evaluation of competitive SD-WAN technologies, NESIC selected EdgeConnect based on the maturity and completeness of its advanced features and capabilities. Compelling features include: application-based traffic control and granular internet breakout with First-packet iQ, dynamic path conditioning to assure predictable application performance and an integrated WAN optimization performance pack, Unity Boost to accelerate data and applications traffic across the WAN. In addition, EdgeConnect offers flexible deployment models, including BGP routing interoperability to ease client transitions from legacy WAN architectures to SD-WAN.
“To address the escalating demand for SD-WAN technologies from our local and global clients, we selected the most complete SD-WAN solution available, Silver Peak EdgeConnect,” said Yukinobu Noguchi, general manager, NEC Networks and System Integration Corporation. “With EdgeConnect, we can deliver turnkey integration services with comprehensive support, allowing our clients to confidently embrace cloud services, deliver predictable application performance and embark on a shift toward low-cost broadband connectivity.”
“We look forward to partnering with NESIC to bring the full power of EdgeConnect to our mutual enterprise clients in Japan and around the globe,” said Derek Dal Ponte, vice president, channels at Silver Peak. “With turnkey sales, service and support, NESIC is well positioned to address the immediate demand for SD-WAN and extend its leading systems integration services to a rapidly expanding client base.”
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