Datavision links with Silver Peak and 128 Technology to build SD-WAN role

Datavision is partnering with Silver Peak and with 128 Technology in a pair of announcements that enhance its role in software-defined networks.

The company said at today’s Metro Connect in Miami Beach that the two announcements will enable carriers to move more quickly into the software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) market.

“We’re targeting service providers in tiers one, two and three,” COO Mark Abolafia told Capacity at the event on Monday.

The deal with 128 Technology should help carriers move into SD-WAN for a much lower cost than before – essentially the cost of software. The Silver Peak solution uses both hardware and software.

Datavision said at the conference that it will promote the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution through its sales channel and provide Silver Peak customers with high-touch engineering and implementation services.

Enterprises and service providers will gain the support and efficiencies from Datavision’s extensive experience in software-defined networking and integration to client’s existing BSS/OSS environments, said the company.

“We are excited to feature the Silver Peak SD-WAN solution across the Datavision portfolio of SDN-based solutions,” said Abolafia.

The 128 Technology agreement, announced last week, sees Datavision form a partnership to offer the software-based 128T networking platform for the deployment of SD-WAN and other next-generation solutions. This includes an innovative approach to networking called secure vector routing, which is session-aware, service-centric and entirely software-based.

Abolafia said: “We look forward to working with and supporting 128 Technology in taking on the challenge of natively providing network-based security, control, and optimization of overly complex networks.”

He told Capacity at Metro Connect that Datavision hopes to follow the announcements with the launch of a managed service via a network operations centre. This will be announced “in 30 to 45 days”, he added.