Silver Peak increases SD-WAN support for partners

The vendor has rolled out a programme that will provide those looking to get to grips with SD-WAN with training and certification

Silver Peak has increased the support it can provide for partners looking to get behind SD-WAN with a specific programme to foster greater knowledge about the technology.

The firm has rolled out its Authorised Deployment Partner (ADP) programme which will train, certify and authorise a group of service partners to manage all of the aspects of the firms Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN offering.

Some of the partners that have signed up come from US, EMEA and APAC regions and Geode Networks one of those flying the flag for the UK channel.

“We’re extremely proud to become one of the first members of the Silver Peak ADP programme,” said Andy de Clerck, director at Geode Networks.

“Silver Peak fully recognises that SD-WAN is a rapidly growing industry, and having their endorsement behind our SD-WAN consultancy, design, deployment and lifecycle management services enables our customers to deploy Silver Peak confidently, quickly and easily," he added “As a result, our partnership with Silver Peak gives our customers the reassurance and power to build a better SD-WAN".

SD-WAN has been highlighted as one of the growth areas of the networking world and various vendors have been banging the drum to make sure the channel understands the potential size of the opportunity.

“Silver Peak is providing partners with an unprecedented opportunity to add additional high-margin services to their portfolio, while helping enterprise customers to confidently deploy the Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution,” said Kristian Thyregod, vice president for the EMEA region at Silver Peak.

“As a company deeply committed to the channel, our new ADP programme will dramatically reduce channel complexity and provide enterprise customers with options when implementing and deploying an SD-WAN solution that align to their unique business and cloud requirements. We are delighted to have already welcomed a number of valued partners to our ADP programme," he added.

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