Silver Peak reveals partnership with Axians UK


Silver Peak has unveiled a partnership with Axians UK that will enable the ICT firm to join its partner programme and integrate its Unity EdgeConnect business-driven SD-WAN edge platform into enterprise businesses.

The agreement means Axian’s current and prospective clients will be able to take advantage of Silver Peak’s unified WAN edge platform, migrating away from router-based architectures.

For firms undergoing digital transformation, this offers a more cost-effective and stable set-up, thanks to the EdgeConnect centrally managed infrastructure. It will also speed up connections for businesses with multiple locations, making communication seamless for both employees and customers.

“As geographically distributed enterprises seek to accelerate cloud-centric business initiatives, they are quickly coming to the realisation that their existing WAN is not architected for the cloud,” said Allan Paton, sales director for the UK and Ireland at Silver Peak.

“With Axians’ networking expertise and proven delivery track record for professional installation, deployment and technical consulting services, we are already providing customers with the flexibility to move beyond router-centric WAN architectures to a centrally managed business-first SD-WAN edge. The partnership with Axians UK is the next step in accelerating the international deployment of SD-WAN.”

Spencer Lea, sales director at Axian’s added that having the opportunity to sell SD-WAN to its customers will help its customers take one step closer to a business-first networking model and ultimately, a self-managed wide area network.

“We have already had some great success with the implementation and project delivery of global and local SD-WAN deployments,” he said.

“Working alongside Silver Peak will continue to bring next generation network solutions to market that will enable our customers to accelerate cloud initiatives while dramatically simplifying IT operations.”

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