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

How does Silver Peak stack up against Cisco-Viptela?

In buying Viptela, Cisco bought the SD-WAN solution that was most like a legacy traditional router. For Cisco that was easier to integrate and easier for them to understand because it's similar technology to what they had already with iWAN. It's an incremental improvement for them. But relative to the other SD-WAN players, Viptela is most like a traditional router's CLI-based configuration. A lot of the other vendors, Silver Peak included, see that the orchestration and business-intent level orchestration is really a key ingredient to SD-WAN; that really wasn't Viptela's strong point.

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