Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN (Software-defined Wide Area Network) leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, announced a new partnership with homegrown Singapore info-communications service provider StarHub to meet the connectivity needs of enterprises amid the increasingly distributed nature of business operations.
Enterprises increasingly seek solutions to streamline the management of their broadband wide area networks (WANs) across multiple offices, data centres and customer touchpoints with the acceleration of digitalisation, while keeping network performance and IT costs in check.
In response to customers’ needs, StarHub is now a one-stop service provider partner to enterprise customers seeking an innovative digital network management solution. StarHub offers an end-to-end smart solution to help customers gain centralised control and full visibility over their entire network operations across distributed locations delivering the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform.
In addition, enterprises will be able to aggregate their various wired and wireless data connectivity services, allowing for easy network management through a single unified dashboard. Business policies can be remotely applied across the enterprise quickly and consistently, ensuring high levels of service reliability and security as well as reducing human error risk and IT costs. With automation, minimal human intervention is needed.
Customers can look forward to StarHub’s sales and after-sales support as part of a comprehensive integrated approach. For added convenience and operational efficiency, they will also gain one-stop access to StarHub’s extensive telco-grade global connectivity, advanced integrated security services, and the unique flexibility of mixing-and-matching broadband, 4G and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) access technologies in line with their requirements.
“As a leading ICT provider focused on meeting customers’ needs, StarHub is pleased to team up with Silver Peak to help enterprises across Asia digitally transform and future-proof a key backbone of their business operations – their IT infrastructure. We are confident that the unified dashboard will empower our enterprise customers to dynamically optimise bandwidth for load sharing, prioritise traffic for time-sensitive applications and implement security policies enterprise-wide,” said Charlie Chan, Chief of Enterprise Business Group, StarHub. “The business climate is evolving quickly, and we are here to help customers stay agile, optimise cost and efficiencies by adopting simplified yet robust digital ICT and networking solutions.”
“We are delighted to partner with StarHub in the Singapore market. Unity EdgeConnect enables StarHub to offer its enterprise customers a centrally managed business-driven SD-WAN edge platform that ensures the customer’s business priorities are always reflected in how the network behaves,” said Dean Vaughan, vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan sales at Silver Peak. “The combination of StarHub’s global network and our business-driven SD-WAN edge platform provides an unmatched combination for enterprises seeking to leverage their network investments to build and maintain competitive edge.”
The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN platform offers a comprehensive set of unified features and capabilities that include:
Centralised orchestration and management of all WAN functions through a single management portal
Multi-tenant orchestration to support SD-WAN deployments for enterprises with multiple business units, divisions or subsidiaries
Advanced segmentation that configures and manages separate application routing and security policies consistently
Automated cloud-delivered security configurations with leading security partners, Check Point Software and Zscaler
Seamless integration, reliable connectivity and optimised routes through leading cloud infrastructure and services like AWS, Azure and Microsoft Office 365, for improved user experience
WAN optimisation services across multiple WAN transport technologies
Silver Peak has been positioned for the second consecutive year in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. More than 2,000 globally distributed enterprise customers have deployed Silver Peak SD-WAN solutions across 100 countries.