By Fiona Chau, Telecomasia.net
China Telecom has forged a partnership with Silver Peak to provide its multinational enterprise customers with fully-managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) services using Silver Peak’s Unity EdgeConnectSP and Unity Boost SD-WAN products.
The collaboration enables China Telecom to deliver managed SD-WAN services, including security services, SaaS optimization, cloud application performance, visibility and control, its large enterprise customers as well as existing enterprise customers with connectivity requirements.
The partnership is signed between Silver Peak, a developer of SD-WAN technology and hybrid WAN products, and China Telecom Shanghai Ideal Information Industry Group, a wholly owned subsidiary under China Telecom.
China Telecom Shanghai Ideal Information Industry is also partnering with Wetcon-Comstor, a global distributor for Silver Peak, to help distribute the product globally.
Wetcon-Comstor has integrated EdgeConnectSP into China Telecom's NetCare unified customer network monitoring and management platform using the EdgeConnect RESTful API. This enables China Telecom to offer real-time and proactive managed SD-WAN service monitoring and management to existing and new clients, according to Sliver Peak.
“We are excited to partner with one of the world’s largest service providers, China Telecom, to bring fully managed tiered SD-WAN services to multi-national enterprises that are struggling with management challenges associated with cost effective global connectivity while maintaining WAN performance and security” said Shayne Stubbs, vice president service provider and cloud at Silver Peak. Stubbs said the new managed SD-WAN services help China Telecom cost effectively address the international connectivity, performance and security requirements for multinationals based in China seeking to expand out of region.
The executive added that Silver Peak’s SD-WAN solution also enables China Telecom to offer “tiered” managed SD-WAN services, including SLA-based performance for on premise and cloud-hosted applications. He described the partnership with China Telecom as a “very strategic” move for Silver Peak’s expansion into the service providers market.
In addition to China Telecom, Silver Peak has also worked with a handful of such service providers - including NTT Communications, Hyundai HCN in South Korea, TeliaSonera Finland and Interoute - to deliver managed SD-WAN services.