Silver Peak CEO On VMware-VeloCloud 'Uncertainty,' Cisco-Viptela And SD-WAN Market Consolidation Ahead

David Hughes On The Record

Silver Peak founder and CEO David Hughes said there is uncertainty in the market regarding VMware's recent acquisition of software-defined WAN competitor VeloCloud,  as well as the overall state of the SD-WAN market heading into 2018.

Hughes founded the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company in 2004 and has successfully transformed Silver Peak into one of the top SD-WAN players in the world. The vendor has been making headlines recently with the revamp of its flagship SD-WAN Unity EdgeConnect physical and virtual appliances, as well as teaming with China Telecom to provider global managed SD-WAN services.

Hughes expects Silver Peak to become the SD-WAN "leader" in a market that expecting to grow 70 percent annually for the next four years, reaching more than $8 billion in 2021, according to IDC.

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