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Infovista’s Transparent Hybrid WAN technology offers “game changer” for risk free, rapid deployment of SD-WAN

posted by Infovista
Tuesday 28 April 20

Infovista, the leader in application-aware SD-WAN, today announced new Transparent Hybrid WAN (THW) capabilities that significantly reduce the typical implementation time for SD-WAN while eliminating the need for network reconfiguration and downtime. Unlike any other SD-WAN solution, Ipanema SD-WAN in THW mode can deliver all the benefits of SD-WAN without expensive changes to switching or routing hardware with seamless compatibility across all leading CPE vendors. Based on a proprietary Infovista technology that allows SD-WAN-based routing over internet connections that is &ldquo…

Infovista, the leader in application-aware SD-WAN, today announced new Transparent Hybrid WAN (THW) capabilities that significantly reduce the typical implementation time for SD-WAN while eliminating the need for network reconfiguration and downtime.

Unlike any other SD-WAN solution, Ipanema SD-WAN in THW mode can deliver all the benefits of SD-WAN without expensive changes to switching or routing hardware with seamless compatibility across all leading CPE vendors.

Based on a proprietary Infovista technology that allows SD-WAN-based routing over internet connections that is “invisible” to currently deployed routers, Transparent Hybrid WAN helps enterprise customers gain immediate business value from SD-WAN without the inherent risks of multi-month migration projects. As a result, retailers, manufacturers, and financial services organizations can see tangible ROI from digital transformation initiatives in stores, production facilities, and branches in a fraction of the time needed with competing solutions, while minimizing operational disruption.

“We recognize that for adoption of Software Defined Wide Area Networking to deliver ROI, it needs to be simple to deploy, risk-free and easy to scale, with no ‘downside’ for enterprises and service providers. Transparent Hybrid WAN is a significant product development that enables a zero touch, lightning fast path to full-featured SD-WAN. This is a real game changer for our industry,” said Infovista Chief Product Officer Mike Wilkinson.

Wilkinson highlights a recent deployment with a large international manufacturing customer that deployed 90 sites across four continents. Implementing the Ipanema SD-WAN solution went from decision to rollout in just a few months. “In a legacy SD-WAN rollout, there could be tens of thousands of configuration changes and potential risk of downtime. The Transparent Hybrid capability of Ipanema SD-WAN meant zero changes to the router estate, and – more critically – no disruption to business operations and no application downtime!”

In addition to the new Transparent Hybrid WAN capabilities, the latest 20.03 version of the Ipanema SD-WAN solution includes a zone-based firewall (ZBF) offering network segmentation that can also be used in combination with secure web gateway services for enhanced protection; enhanced reporting including over a year of historic data and an expanded suite of custom and default reports; as well as a new, simplified pricing model and licensing framework.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Cliff Grossner, a senior research director responsible for data center compute and networking, cloud services and SDN research at Omdia said, “SD-WAN adoption is growing rapidly and there is a definite market need for a hybrid WAN solution that’s easy to deploy to help customers move at their own speed and reduce disruption. As the market continues its shift from early adopters to the mainstream, there is room for a more methodical approach to migrate to SD-WAN via hybrid with the ability to respond and adapt to changing network and business conditions to deliver the highest quality of experience to application users.”

Omdia reported that the global SD-WAN market grew 78% in 2019 year-over-year to reach $1.9 billion.

“The new pricing model combined with our unique Transparent Hybrid WAN technology is designed to encourage enterprises that may previously been discouraged by the potential complexity and return on investment timescales of SD-WAN to think again,” says Wilkinson. “In any bake-off within a large enterprise opportunity, Infovista is confident that we are the most competitively priced solution on the market, with the deepest application performance management capabilities, and by far the easiest to deploy.”

Ipanema SD-WAN is also one of only three vendors who have full MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification, highlighting its commitment to open networking solutions. Earlier in March, Infovista also announced it has deployed over 100,000 sites of its Ipanema SD-WAN product.

Available for general availability from late March, the latest release of Ipanema SD-WAN also offers all existing Ipanema customers a variety of simple software-based migration options.


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