Aryaka, Talari Roll Out New SD-WAN Offerings
With Smart Edge, enterprises can avoid having to deploy a router, firewall and WAN optimization device at the edge, reducing overall costs and complexity. SD-WAN Ultra offers WAN optimization, a fully managed service, SaaS and cloud integration and acceleration, and a private global network to bypass the public Internet. Talari officials are looking to deliver easier manageability and greater security with APN 5.0 and Aware 2.0. Among the key features in the two releases are support for the border gateway protocol (BGP) and open shortest past first (OSPF) routing protocol, which they said will eliminate more static routing configurations and will simplify deployments. The vendor also is offering virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), which brings data segmentation into the mix by enabling a single device to securely host multiple customers or departments, officials said. More security comes through IPsec tunnel termination capabilities, enabling Talari appliances to integrate with traditional IPsec infrastructures.It's already been a busy month for the SD-WAN market. VeloCloud Networks raised another $27 million from a number of investors, including Cisco Systems, which already has an SD-WAN offering with its iWAN product. In addition, British telecommunications company BT Group said it is using iWAN to help add SD-WAN to its list of services. Also, Adara Networks and Calient Technologies this month unveiled an integrated SD-WAN offering for network operators that combines Adara's SDN technology and Calient's optical networking products.
Standby WAN links help keep costs under control when using expensive wireless and satellite links. In addition, Talari is taking to the cloud by offering Aware in Amazon Web Services, which will enable an easy-to-deploy and elastic SD-WAN management offering that can be used in a stand-alone fashion or as a disaster recovery solution of on-premises deployments of the Aware software.