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CloudGenix CEO Blasts Cisco's Viptela SD-WAN Acquisition, Talks 'Game Day' Channel Engagement

A former top Cisco executive himself, CloudGenix CEO Kumar Ramachandran sounds off on Cisco's planned acquisition of Viptela and the software-define WAN landscape.

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What does Cisco's acquisition of Viptela mean for the SD-WAN market?

This clarifies in the market is that there are two approaches to SD-WAN. One is the packet routing approach from Cisco and the various investments Cisco has made. Cisco has been pretty active investing in VeloCloud, Glue Networks, [Intelligent] WAN and Meraki – all of which were various solutions and approaches to try and solve the SD-WAN problem using packet routing. The problem with that is that packet routing is really well-suited for an old MPLS WAN connecting the branch to a data center. The challenge customers face with packet routing for the new WAN is that it doesn't handle cloud applications well at all … The Cisco acquisition of Viptela does two things simultaneously. One is, it gives great clarity to the market. And two, it confused the heck out of Cisco customers.

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