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HPE Aruba President Melkote On The Value Of A Multi-Vendor, API-First Approach And The Endgame For Cisco-Style Vendor Lock-In

Matt Brown

What drove you to get into the SD-WAN market?

If you look at our customers, a lot of them are in the branch office space – retail stores, hotels – and increasingly what's happening is the world we see is getting very, very distributed. It used to be all my applications run in the data center connected over private network to my branch offices and that's my world. As the applications have moved out of the data center and into the cloud, applications have become distributed. Users are no longer sitting in one place, they're moving around. As the world gets more and more distributed, the network that connects the two is also getting more hybrid. The private line model doesn't work. You're using every opportunity. You're mobile one day using a cellular network, you'll be on Wi-Fi on another day, and the branch office itself is connecting to the cloud. It's not just going over the private WAN, it's going over a public broadband connection.

 
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