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Huawei Combines Riverbed's Application Acceleration Tech to SD-WAN Offering

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Huawei and Riverbed Technology announced a partnership that will bring together Huawei’s recently introduced CloudEPN (Cloud Enterprise Private Network) and Riverbed's SteelHead.

Huawei's CloudEPN solution includes SD-WAN and cloud-based VPN solutions, and is designed to simplify network management for the enterprise. Riverbed SteelHead solution is designed to accelerate delivery of applications across the hybrid WAN, speeds the performance of cloud applications by overcoming the combined challenges of bandwidth limitations and latency on the WAN. 

The combined solution provides on-demand interconnection between branches, branches and data centers, and branches and the cloud, delivering application-level network-wide intelligent path selection, smart acceleration, open universal computing gateways and cloud-based visualized operations and maintenance.

Huawei said its AR1600 series and AR650 series open universal computing gateways support the on-demand deployment of Huawei and third-party VASs such as vFW, vWoC). This enables flexible orchestration and automated delivery through Huawei’s Agile Controller so that they can be provisioned in minutes, claims Huawei.

Li Xianyin, GM of Huawei Enterprise Gateway Domain
We are delighted to be working together to innovate in the fast-evolving networking and cloud application technology space. Together, we can offer what the customers are looking for – simplified network management and accelerated delivery of applications.

Paul O'Farrell, SVP and GM at Riverbed 
By combining our industry-leading SteelHead technology with Huawei's leading-edge CloudEPN solutions, we’ll be able to bring new services to market more quickly and address some of the most critical needs our customers are facing as they move to the cloud and embark on digital transformation.

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

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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