According to Gartner the public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to grow 18.3% in 2016 to total USD 879.3 million. And as the region witnesses an increased shift to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and cloud-based services, geographically distributed enterprises are re-evaluating their wide-area networking requirements and turning to software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) for cost-effective, agile and automated branch office connectivity. In line with this, during the upcoming GITEX Technology Week, global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions Silver Peak will showcase its advanced Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, which provides distributed enterprises with secure, reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications.
‘Virtual overlays add the software-defined in software-defined WAN by automating wide-area networks. Overlays provide an abstraction layer that virtualises the underlying transport, and enables network administrators to quickly configure and deploy wide-area networks, cost effectively securely and at scale,’ explained Bhaskar Peruri, Regional Manager, Middle East at Silver Peak.
The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, which enables the firm to deliver on its vision of virtual application overlays, empowers enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of building a WAN by leveraging any combination of broadband transport to connect users to applications without compromising application performance.
‘Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect solutions enable IT organisations to augment or replace their legacy MPLS networks with enterprise-grade broadband, further ushering in the age of the software-defined wide area network. It also delivers highly enhanced application visibility and control,’ added Peruri. ‘With a number of successful customer deployments across the region, we’re looking forward to continued success in enabling and empowering our extensive partner network’.
GITEX Technology Week 2016 will mark the third time Silver Peak (Hall 6, Stand CLD 22) has participated at the event after its foray into the Middle East region in 2014.