Riverbed Technology launches SD-WAN solution in India

Riverbed Technology has launched SD-WAN (software-defined wide area network) solution for Indian enterprise customers.

Riverbed SteelConnect is a software-defined, cloud-managed and application-centric solution that delivers the agility, visibility, and performance.

Riverbed India also announced the availability of a new line of SteelHead SD models, which combine SteelConnect and its SteelHead WAN optimisation into a single-device solution.

The spending on public cloud services expected to grow at 38 percent to $1.81 billion in 2017. IT research company Gartner says 50 percent of cloud deployments will suffer from business-impacting performance issues, requiring extensive network redesign.

“Legacy approaches to networking – built long before the cloud formed – are hardware-centric, rigid, and error-prone; preventing businesses from moving forward and threatening investments in digital transformation and the cloud,” said Nagendra Venkaswamy, vice president, India and South Asia for Riverbed.

Gartner expects SD-WAN uptake will grow from less than 1 percent of enterprises to 30 percent of enterprises by the end of 2019. IDC expects the worldwide SD-WAN market will grow from less than $225 million in 2015 to more than $6 billion in 2020.