Did you know that Cisco is purchasing SD-WAN provider Viptela for $610 million?  This is not surprising to us at Advocate.  We expect to see more consolidation over the next year as the carriers seek greater SD-WAN market share.

This acquisition perfectly highlights the strategic need that our clients possess to split the device, access and transport into these three separate architectural components.  Such a modern architecture allows companies to control access (e.g. Internet, Ethernet), while leveraging neutral data centers to enable better traffic routing decisions and achieve higher performance for lower cost.

Thus, clients can address future needs in any of the key three components without bearing the burden of entirely re-inventing their network infrastructure.