Kentik and Silver Peak Partner on Advanced SD-WAN Visibility
June 30, 2020
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Kentik announced a partnership with Silver Peak, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network.

Through the new partnership, the two companies offer advanced SD-WAN visibility to keep businesses and their networks operating optimally.

For many enterprises, software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) are a critical component of the digital transformation strategy. The technology enables organizations to meet network connectivity, performance and security demands of distributed and increasingly remote workforces while continuously adapting to changing business needs. At the same time, enterprise network teams must overcome the visibility gaps across different parts of their distributed infrastructures, whether on-premises and/or in one or multiple clouds. That’s where maintaining comprehensive visibility, including into the SD-WAN and across end-to-end infrastructure, has proven challenging. Now, with integrated support for the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform, Kentik changes that.

The Kentik and Silver Peak integration delivers comprehensive traffic visibility by adding SD-WAN overlay, underlay and application traffic details to Kentik’s existing end-to-end network activity views. The integration enables network teams to leverage Kentik’s network intelligence to audit application traffic policies while providing a full understanding of link utilization that can be applied to troubleshooting, capacity planning, policy compliance management and network cost optimization. The increased understanding of traffic patterns over links between sites, data centers and the internet can also lead to better economics and business continuity.

“As more enterprises adopt SD-WAN to support their global workforces, new network visibility gaps are emerging. This is a challenge we’re excited to address by partnering with Silver Peak,” said Nick Stinemates, VP of Business Development at Kentik. “Our new integration offers advanced SD-WAN visibility and highlights another way that Kentik is helping organizations across the world to gain a comprehensive view of their infrastructure for greater network and business performance.”

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