Managed SD-WAN Comes to Verizon via Cisco
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Verizon announced that it is offering Cisco's IWAN Intelligent WAN solution as a managed SD-WAN service.
Shawn Hakl, vice president, enterprise networking and innovation at Verizon, told Enterprise Networking Planet that Verizon has seen significant customer demand during the pre-launch positioning of the technology with key clients. Hakl anticipates that the new SD-WAN service will be very appealing to enterprises.
Hakl explained that from a vendor perspective, today's Managed SD-WAN launch is based on the Cisco IWAN platform. He noted that the Verizon Managed SD-WAN is deployed as part of Verizon's managed services platform and supported out of Verizon's Global NOC. Jason Rolleston, senior director of Enterprise Networking at Cisco, added that the solution includes Cisco Integrated Services Routers with Cisco Intelligent WAN (PfR, AVC, WAN Optimization: WAAS, Akamai Connect).