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This is the second vendor CenturyLink is using for its managed SD-WAN. The company launched its service in 2016 using Versa Networks' platform.
Software components like controllers and VNFs are growing almost twice as fast as hardware components.
The Viptela software can run on all Cisco ISR and ASR routers, as well as ENCS 5000 routers, that are four years old or younger.
Cisco plans to add intent-based networking functionality to its SD-WAN offering in the next 12 to 18 months.
The SD-WAN market is forecast to reach $3.3 billion in revenue by 2021.
The Viptela SD-WAN solution simplifies management, increases agility, and reduces the costs associated with interconnecting dispersed enterprise networks.
The overall SD-WAN market increased 33 percent since first quarter 2017.
SVP David Goeckeler will oversee the Viptela business.
OnRamp uses that same connectivity as Viptela's SD-WAN to access the cloud from the branch.
There was a total of $38.5 million in SD-WAN revenue during the first quarter of 2017.
Although Agilent didn't save costs switching to SD-WAN, it provided the company with more capabilities.
SD-WAN analytics can help maximize investments in network technology.
Viptela was the SD-WAN market leader in 2016, analyst says.
Viptela's SD-WAN boosts Cisco's IWAN technology.