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GTT extends managed SD-WAN service in the Americas using SilverPeak

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GTT Communications has expanded its managed SD-WAN service offering in the Americas using Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform.

The newly launched Silver Peak EdgeConnect option is best suited to address the diverse requirements of global enterprises that have complex applications and have geographically distributed traffic.

“GTT SD-WAN is critical for enterprises looking to securely connect their people across organisations, around the world and to every application in the cloud,” said Rick Calder (pictured), president and CEO of GTT.

“We’ve now extended the GTT SD-WAN offering in the Americas region to include a Silver Peak option, ensuring the same broad choice of technology options is available for all our clients across the globe.”

In addition, the GTT managed SD-WAN service incorporates Silver Peak’s industry-leading Unity Boost WAN optimisation capability that can accelerate application performance and reduce costs for enterprise clients.

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“Unity EdgeConnect enables GTT to offer its enterprise customers a centrally managed, business-driven SD-WAN edge platform that ensures customers’ business priorities are always reflected in how the network performs,” said Ian Whiting, president of global field operations at Silver Peak.

“The combination of GTT’s Tier 1 global IP network and our SD-WAN edge platform provides an unmatched combination for enterprises seeking to leverage their network to build and maintain a competitive edge.”

According to market predictions from global data and research company IDC, enterprise demand for SD-WAN managed services is expected to increase at an annual rate of 26.1% between 2019 and 2023 in the Americas region.

“The addition of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect expands GTT’s managed SD-WAN offering in the Americas and offers enterprises an attractive technology option to meet their specific network bandwidth and applications requirements,” added Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, worldwide telecom at IDC.

“GTT’s managed SD-WAN service allows enterprises to focus critical IT personnel on core business operational activity and provides substantial value-add in the management of complex network integrations, as well as helping conserve scarce capital resources.”

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