RAD Adds Versa Networks’ SD-WAN to Its vCPE Toolbox for Service Providers
TEL AVIV, Israel, and SANTA CLARA, California – February 13, 2018 – RAD, the industry pioneer of network edge virtualization, and Versa Networks, a leading innovator in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market, today announced that Versa Cloud IP Platform software has been added to RAD’s vCPE Toolbox to allow a controlled, low-risk transition to vCPE and SD-WAN for Service Providers.
The partnership enables RAD to bundle and sell Versa Cloud IP Platform with RAD’s open operating system (vCPE-OS), uCPE (ETX-2v white boxes, ETX-2i Whitebox+) and pluggable PNFs. This comprehensive vCPE Toolbox addresses the service assurance, integration and operational challenges of service providers, with a carrier-class white-box solution.
With SD-WAN gaining traction as one of the leading use cases for network virtualization, the joint solution will help communications service providers (CSPs) and managed services providers (MSPs) simplify the delivery of innovative value-added services to their customers. It will further allow them to quickly and easily roll out optimized vCPE offerings over any access, ensure security and high service availability, and transform the customer experience through a self-managed service portal.
“We’re very happy to add Versa Networks’ market leading SD-WAN software to our arsenal,” noted Ilan Tevet, vice president of marketing and business development at RAD. “Our service provider customers stand to gain much value from this SD-WAN functionality running on top of RAD’s carrier class vCPE-OS operating system, alongside any additional best-of-breed VNFs required by them. Customers can choose to implement the SD-WAN virtualized network function (VNF) over any available infrastructure, using any available hardware, including our ETX-2v white box or the ETX-2i Whitebox+, according to their needs.”
“We’re happy to upgrade our strategic partnership with RAD,” said Rob Mustarde, SVP WW Sales at Versa Networks. “With RAD’s leadership in the access network, global footprint, sales organization, and network of channel partners, more network operators can benefit from faster rollouts, improved performance and lower cost with integrated networking, security, visibility and analytics.”
A live public demonstration of the joint solution will be conducted at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26-March 1. The demo, at RAD’s booth at the Israeli Export Institute Pavilion (Hall 5, Space 5E61), will show RAD’s vCPE Toolbox with several deployment scenarios of the Versa Cloud IP Platform over L2 and L3, wireless and wireline networks.
RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, allowing service providers and network operators to evolve any service and network combination, enabling better end-user experience and data security while preserving existing assets. For mobile, business and wholesale service providers, we provide an economical migration path to network edge virtualization. In addition, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver a competitive edge with complete visibility of network and service performance for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions. www.rad.com @RADdatacomms
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks is a leading innovator in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa’s solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform enterprise WAN’s to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade cloud-native software platform provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility, transforming the business of networking. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield, Artis Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com.