South African VAD Networks Unlimited Joins Silver Peak

Networks Unlimited, a value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking and security technology solutions, has been named as the first distributor for the Sub-Saharan market of Silver Peak, a global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions and will immediately offer the high-performance Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution across the region.

Networks-Unltd“Globally, we are seeing a unprescedented demand for SD-WAN solutions – in fact, it is off the charts – and IDC predicts the market will reach $6 billion US by 2020. Silver Peak understands where the SD-WAN market is heading and Networks Unlimited takes great pride in now offering the highest performing SD-WAN solution on the market to our customers,” says Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited.

“With Silver Peak’s SD-WAN solution, IT organisations gain the ability to centrally assign business intent policies to secure and control all WAN traffic over any source of connectivity. EdgeConnect significantly enhances end-user satisfaction by delivering consistent and enhanced application performance. By filling this market gap, EdgeConnect enables partners to dramatically lower their customers’ connectivity, equipment and network administration costs by up to 90 percent,” continues Nick Applegarth, vice president, sales for EMEA at Silver Peak.

“The disruption and innovation within the SD-WAN market poses an immense opportunity for Silver Peak and its global partner ecosystem. Through strategic investment in onboarding channel account management and field marketing personnel, optimising demo programmes and deal registration, increasing investments in market development and partner training and enablement, Silver Peak continues to attract some of the largest and most well-respected resellers in the industry, and we welcome Networks Unlimited on board our partner programme.”