ITEXPO Panel to Play Host to Viptela's SD-WAN Vision

ITEXPO Panel to Play Host to Viptela's SD-WAN Vision

By Steve Anderson, Contributing Writer  |  January 25, 2016

The growth of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is seen throughout the market, and companies are preparing for the next generation of connectivity accordingly. Viptela is a rapidly growing name in this field, and it will be bringing its vision of an SD-WAN future to this year's ITEXPO (News - Alert) event.

Viptela will be sending its head of marketing, Lloyd Noronha, to a panel at the event titled “Exploring the SD-WAN.” Said panel is set to run on Thurs., Jan. 28 at 11am, in room 122 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Noronha will be joined by Aryaka (News - Alert) Networks' Gary Sevouts and Talari Networks' Kevin Gavin to deliver remarks on the SD-WAN, both its present and its likely future.

Noronha's part will focus on what Viptela's doing in the market space, including a new unified hybrid breed of WAN that can not only handle multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) systems, but also work with both broadband and 4G LTE (News - Alert) connectivity systems. That's exciting as it is, but Viptela's work in the field carries on with complete network segmentation from end to end, which can deliver compliance for both PCI (News - Alert) and HIPAA systems. It's also useful in considering guest Wi-Fi offloading or with various business partner systems.

The Viptela system can work with several different breeds of topologies, including full mesh and the hub and spoke system, and can even offer up different policies based on the needs of a particular application, which improves versatility and thus allows for a better overall cloud performance. All told, Viptela's platform can deliver not only 10 times the bandwidth and five times the cloud performance, but all while lowering WAN operating costs by as much as half.

The numbers alone make this a value proposition that should almost sell itself. Paying for that kind of bandwidth or cloud performance would be one thing, but throwing in that huge drop in WAN costs just makes a good deal even better. Looking at Viptela's offering is exciting, but what's really noteworthy here is that there are two other parts to the panel. It's reasonable to assume from there that Talari and Aryaka aren't going to be outdone—at least, not by much—and thus plan to bring something equally exciting to the table as well. No one wants to be the act that follows The Beatles, so to speak, so clearly these two must have something at least nearly exciting on hand, lest both risk being swamped by cohort Viptela.

It's going to be quite the show, and Viptela's offering is just the start of the incredible growth seen in the SD-WAN sector so far. There's likely to be a lot more to follow, and ITEXPO is going to be the place to be to see it all in action.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi