Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:28

Silver Peak, China Telecom team up on SD-WAN services global delivery

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Broadband and hybrid wide area networks company Silver Peak has sealed a formal partnership with China Telecom to deliver fully managed SD-WAN services.

The new managed SD-WAN services, based on Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect, enable China Telecom to cost-effectively address the international connectivity, performance and security requirements for multinationals based in China and seeking to expand out of the region.

It also enables China Telecom to attract new multinational clients seeking to expand into, and across, China.

“We are pleased to add managed SD-WAN services to our market-leading WAN services portfolio,” said Cao Zheng, manager of network management expert business department, China Telecom.

“By partnering with the industry leader Silver Peak, we can accelerate growth and expand our customer base by offering cost-effective global WAN connectivity to our existing Chinese multinational clients and attract new multinational clients that seek low-cost WAN connectivity across their sites in China.

“Add to this the integration of EdgeConnect into our NetCare platform and we can proactively monitor and manage each client’s SD-WAN service to deliver an exceptional customer support experience.”

China Telecom will partner with Westcon-Comstor to offer fulfilment and integration services of the underlying Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution.

Utilising the EdgeConnect RESTful API, Westcon-Comstor has fully integrated EdgeConnect into the CT NetCare unified customer network monitoring and management platform, enabling China Telecom to offer real-time and proactive managed SD-WAN service monitoring and management to existing and new clients.

“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, Silver Peak.

“With Westcon-Comstor at the ready to provide turnkey fulfillment and integration services along with a strong in-country presence in China we are confident that we can deliver unprecedented levels of flexibility and value to our joint customers.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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