GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today it has expanded its managed SD-WAN service offering in the Americas region by adding the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform. The GTT-managed SD-WAN service meets client requirements for optimal application performance, improved network bandwidth efficiency and high levels of security. GTT was one of the first service providers to offer managed SD-WAN with a choice of vendor options. The new managed SD-WAN offering in the Americas region complements GTT’s existing offering with Silver Peak in Europe, which serves more than 100 clients.
GTT’s managed SD-WAN provides the full range of SD-WAN functionality, including flexible business and security policies, with the performance advantage of GTT’s global Tier 1 IP network. The newly launched Silver Peak EdgeConnect option is ideally suited to address the diverse requirements of global enterprises that operate with complex applications and generate geographically distributed traffic. In addition, the GTT service incorporates Silver Peak’s industry-leading Unity Boost™ WAN optimization capability that can accelerate application performance and reduce costs for enterprise clients.
“GTT SD-WAN is critical for enterprises looking to securely connect their people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud,” stated Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “We’ve now extended the GTT SD-WAN offering in the Americas region to include a Silver Peak option, ensuring the same broad choice of technology options is available for all our clients across the globe.”
“Unity EdgeConnect enables GTT to offer its enterprise customers a centrally managed, business-driven SD-WAN edge platform that ensures customers’ business priorities are always reflected in how the network performs,” said Ian Whiting, president, global field operations at Silver Peak. “The combination of GTT’s Tier 1 global IP network and our SD-WAN edge platform provides an unmatched combination for enterprises seeking to leverage their network to build and maintain a competitive edge.”
“The addition of Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect expands GTT’s managed SD-WAN offering in the Americas and offers enterprises an attractive technology option to meet their specific network bandwidth and applications requirements,” stated Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, worldwide telecom at IDC. “GTT’s managed SD-WAN service allows enterprises to focus critical IT personnel on core business operational activity and provides substantial value-add in the management of complex network integrations, as well as helping conserve scarce capital resources.”
According to IDC’s market projections, enterprise demand for SD-WAN managed services is expected to increase at an annual rate of 26.1% between 2019 and 2023 in the Americas region.1
GTT connects people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud. Our clients benefit from an outstanding service experience built on our core values of simplicity, speed and agility. GTT owns and operates a global Tier 1 internet network and provides a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services. For more information on GTT (NYSE: GTT), please visit www.gtt.net.
About Silver Peak
Silver Peak, the global SD-WAN leader, delivers the transformational promise of the cloud with a business-first networking model. The Unity EdgeConnect self-driving wide area network platform liberates enterprises from conventional WAN approaches to transform the network from a constraint to a business accelerant. Thousands of globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak WAN solutions across 100 countries. Learn more at silver-peak.com.
1 IDC, Worldwide SD-WAN Managed Services Forecast, 2019–2023, Doc # US44050619, May 2019