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Verizon Launches SD -WAN for Wholesale Customers

November 10, 2017

Verizon Partner Solutions (VPS) has announced availability of a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution for wholesale customers. A new addition to Verizon Partner Solution’s Virtual Network Services portfolio, the SD-WAN solution is designed to help Verizon’s wholesale customers better control network operational costs and improve bandwidth efficiency, while also maintaining high levels of performance for critical applications - all without sacrificing security or data privacy.

As more companies pursue digital transformation initiatives, they are experiencing exponential growth in their network traffic. Next-generation infrastructure - such as software-defined networking - is increasingly being viewed as key to helping organizations better manage network traffic, and improve business agility so that digital transformation can successfully support their strategic business goals.

“Verizon’s SD-WAN solution essentially gives enterprises the best of both worlds - the power of the Internet and the performance and reliability of a private IP network - to help them keep up with the continued growth of network traffic,” said Eric Cevis, Verizon Partner Solutions. “Network traffic demand continues to increase due to SaaS applications, cloud migrations, video and IoT. SD WAN improves bandwidth usage and enables the network to act as a sensor to enhance delivery of applications.”

As applications are virtualized and migrated to the Cloud, SD WAN enables companies to build overlay networks, and extend security functions to Cloud centers quickly while managing performance to these applications. Verizon offers a network-agnostic method of delivering its technology, expertise and governance for SD WAN environments to benefit its global wholesale partners, helping them to deliver multi-network solutions to their customers.

Key features of Verizon Partner Solution’s SD-WAN offer include:

•Transport independence: easy-to-configure IPsec overlay and traffic distribution over multiple paths, with built-in load balancing and automatic fail-over capability.

•Application optimization: centralized network visibility and control, as well as quality of service and bandwidth management with traffic shaping.

•Intelligent path control: policy-based routing, which assigns a traffic path based on source, destination or application; and dynamic path selection, which chooses a traffic path per-application based on loss, latency and jitter.

•Secure connectivity that features intuitive, AES encryption to maintain data privacy.

•Centralized SDN control and policy management that helps Enterprise scale efficiently

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