The company’s revenues grew 11% year-over-year in Q3 2018.
Verizon also plans to integrate unified communications into the VNS platform.
MPLS couldn’t keep up with company’s growing bandwidth demands.
The approach enables higher levels of network automation based on stated business outcomes.
The new CEO has experience with selling companies.
The SD-WAN market is forecast to reach $3.3 billion in revenue by 2021.
Extending Ethernet WANs is its top use case.
The operator architected its SD-WAN through the AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC).
Versa wants to bring SD-WAN value up the stack.
The company's SD-WAN service is powered by Cisco Meraki.
Customers often combine MPLS with SD-WAN.
Not all BT customers want a future with Cisco, but many do.
It provides a migration path from perimeter-based security appliances.
Expect more consolidation of SD-WAN and networking vendors to come.
The deal gives VMware more networking clout to better compete with Cisco.