Aryaka, Talari Roll Out New SD-WAN Offerings
Aryaka introduces its SD-WAN Ultra cloud-based service, while Talari upgrades its APN operating system and Aware management technology.Aryaka and Talari Networks this week introduced new offerings in their software-defined WAN portfolios, the latest examples in a market that is continuing to see an influx of products, money, competitors and customer interest. At the NFV & DN Expo Jan. 27, Aryaka officials unveiled SD-WAN Ultra, a cloud-based service that is designed to address issues such as latency inconsistencies and jitter by combining a global private network, WAN optimization capabilities and software-as-a-service (SaaS) acceleration. The capabilities will enable customers to improve application performance, reduce the need to buy hardware and simplify the networks in branch offices, officials said. For its part, Talari the next day announced the latest versions of its Adaptive Private Networking (APN) operating system and Aware management and orchestration solution. The new offerings, which are available immediately, address concerns among some potential customers around capital expenses and security in SD-WAN solutions, company officials said. "Companies are beginning wide-scale deployment of SD-WAN solutions in order to take advantage of low-cost broadband to support real-time application and bandwidth demand," Donna Johnson, senior director of products at Talari, said in a statement. "But growth has been held back by the difficulty of deploying SD-WAN and a reluctance to add another appliance to branches, as well as perceived security issues with using broadband for sensitive data."
Organizations are looking at SD-WAN as a way of improving application, services and data delivery at a time when workers are becoming mobile and looking for better wireless Internet access and the number of connected devices are on the rise—due in large part to the Internet of things (IoT)—all of which are putting more pressure on network infrastructures. Enterprises and service providers are looking to SD-WAN products to replace or complement legacy technologies, such as Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), which were not made for the cloud era. SD-WAN technologies enable remote offices to more easily connect directly to the Internet via high-speed broadband.