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Optus Business' New Fusion SD-WAN Service Powered by Riverbed

20 September 2017
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Optus Business announced a major addition to its software-defined networking offering with the launch of Optus Fusion SD-WAN.

The new technology, supported by Riverbed’s SteelConnect platform, equips organisations with improved network management capabilities so they can rapidly respond to changing business demands.

Optus Fusion SD-WAN is one of the first SD-WAN solutions in Australia that can be deployed as an ‘over-the-top’ managed service across any business network – regardless of provider or connection.

Optus Business Fusion SD-WAN monitors the health of every network path reinforced with application awareness capabilities to help IT managers understand how their network is performing and where bandwidth is being used. These insights allow businesses to improve and prioritise data flow between branches, as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure cloud environments, to immediately address business needs.

Optus Fusion SD-WAN is built on Riverbed SteelConnect, an industry-leading application-defined SD-WAN solution that provides an intelligent and simplified approach to designing, deploying and managing hybrid networks.

Enzo Cocotti, Director, Optus Business
To ensure the long-term success and ROI of these strategies, Optus Fusion SD-WAN allows businesses to independently manage their networks in real-time, while also gaining the ability to instantly connect to the cloud,

Keith Buckley, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, Riverbed Technology
Gartner predicts 30 per cent of businesses will have deployed some form of SD-WAN platform by 2019, up from just two per cent today. This is the start of the evolution of SD-WAN in Australia.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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