Verizon enhances SD-WAN management capabilities via SevOne partnership

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Verizon's enterprise customers will now be able to forgo having to maintain and manage disparate monitoring systems.

Verizon has employed SevOne as its latest partner to give SD-WAN customers greater visibility into how their service is functioning across their distributed enterprise locations.

By adding SevOne to its SD-WAN partner lineup, enterprise customers will be able to get a “singular view” across a multivendor environment so they can forgo having to maintain and manage disparate monitoring systems.

Leveraging an integrated web interface, enterprise customers can get an end-to-end view of services spanning the physical and virtual network.

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An IT manager of an enterprise site will be able to analyze performance of the hybrid WAN to help enhance delivery of applications to users and correlate disparate metrics into a single-services view spanning the SD-WAN, application performance and the supporting infrastructure.

Customers will also be able to gain service metrics. The new capability afforded by SevOne can automate baseline performance metrics that drive predictive alerts on service performance, while unifying performance metrics across network, security and applications.

It’s clear that enterprises are interested in adopting SD-WAN. A recent Gartner report revealed that 30% of enterprises will deploy SD-WAN by 2019.

While enterprises are seeing clear potential in migrating to software-driven environments that SD-WAN can enable, they are faced with the challenge that legacy infrastructure management tools are not equipped to handle these new environments.

Having a management system in place that understands SD-WAN performance will help enterprises collect, visualize and analyze infrastructure to better understand what is happening on their specific network.

Verizon overall has been gaining clear momentum in the burgeoning SD-WAN market segment with over 90 active SD-WAN implementations and 16 full-scale deployments. It also has 30 participants taking part in a universal CPE program trial. The virtual CPE services will soon be available in over 30 global markets, allowing business customers to take advantage of software-based services that reside in the telco's cloud network.

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