Kentik and Silver Peak partner on enhanced SD-WAN visibility

Kentik and Silver Peak partner on enhanced SD-WAN visibility

13 July 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Kentik has entered into a partnership with Silver Peak to offer advanced SD-WAN visibility to keep businesses and their networks operating optimally.

Together, users will benefit from integrated support for the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform from Kentik and its network intelligence.

"As more enterprises adopt SD-WAN to support their global workforces, new network visibility gaps are emerging. This is a challenge we're excited to address by partnering with Silver Peak," said Nick Stinemates, vice president of business development at Kentik.

"Our new integration offers advanced SD-WAN visibility and highlights another way that Kentik is helping organisations across the world to gain a comprehensive view of their infrastructure for greater network and business performance."

The Kentik and Silver Peak collaboration creates traffic visibility by adding SD-WAN overlay, underlay and application traffic details to Kentik's existing end-to-end network activity views.

Additionally, the integration enables network teams to use Kentik's network intelligence to audit application traffic policies, while at the same time providing a full understanding of link use that can be applied to troubleshooting, capacity planning, policy compliance management and network cost optimisation.

"Forward-thinking enterprises like Kronos require comprehensive network performance management and diagnostic capabilities across their entire network infrastructure to support evolving business requirements,” added Fraser Street, vice president of technical alliances at Silver Peak.

“Silver Peak is pleased to partner with Kentik to extend the visibility of the Network Intelligence Platform to the Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform. Silver Peak is committed to exposing the APIs and interfaces necessary to enable partners like Kentik to establish native integration with EdgeConnect, enabling joint customers to maximise both network performance and value when deploying our integrated solution."

SD-WAN enables organisations to meet network connectivity, performance and security demands of distributed and remote workforces while adapting to changing business needs.

In addition, enterprise network teams must overcome the visibility gaps across different parts of their distributed infrastructures, whether on-premises and/or in one or multiple clouds.

"The power of combining the Silver Peak SD-WAN edge platform with complete network intelligence from Kentik closes the visibility gap between SD-WAN and the rest of our network infrastructure, and will only strengthen our ability to identify potential issues, more quickly resolve incidents, and ultimately maintain the highest level of performance for our business' needs,” said Doug Tamasanis, chief IT architect and senior director of networks and security of Kronos Incorporated.