Talari SD-WAN Technology Now Supports Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V
The company's virtual appliances already worked with VMware and AWS, but now will also support Microsoft's cloud and virtualization platforms.Talari Networks is now including Microsoft's cloud and virtualization technologies among the platforms the company's software-defined WAN products will support. Company officials announced that a new virtual appliance, the VT800, will support the Microsoft Azure and Hyper-V environments. Prior to the VT800, Talari offered virtual appliances that supported VMware's ESX virtualization technology and integration with Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud technologies. Now customers with Microsoft infrastructures can offer Talari's software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) capabilities natively in their environments. The networking space is continuing to use cloud- and virtualization-based services in the WAN, and Talari needs to be able to support all of the leading technologies, according to President and COO John Dickey. "Talari has always focused on offering customers a high degree of flexibility when it comes to acquiring and deploying an SD-WAN solution," Dickey said in a statement, adding that the vendor will continue to expand its SD-WAN deployment options. "Our work with Microsoft, Amazon and VMware as delivery options for the VT800 are the latest milestones on our journey to bring a comprehensive, partner integrated SD-WAN solution to market."
Talari is one in a growing number of vendors in the nascent SD-WAN market, a fast-rising part of a rapidly changing enterprise networking space. SD-WANs—part of the larger network virtualization move in the industry—come as enterprise and service providers are increasingly using the cloud to deliver applications and services, their workers are becoming more mobile, the Internet of things (IoT) is growing and the number of mobile devices connecting to the network is increasing.