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5 Big Things To Know About The HPE-Silver Peak Acquisition

The $925 million deal will give Aruba and its channel partners a solid, pure Play SD-WAN solution that will give the competition, including Cisco and VMware, a run for their money, the networking specialist told CRN.

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Silver Peak Technology Compatibility With Aruba's Homegrown SD-WAN Technology

Silver Peak has strong leadership in WAN transformation and very strong capabilities for building a hybrid WAN that will connect to the cloud, leverage broadband internet, and set all of that up with fantastic automation. They have deep partnerships with a lot of players relevant there, especially security, but also with cloud services. Unique to Silver Peak, they also have world class WAN optimization. Many customers still have legacy workloads and having that capability of having a boost from WAN optimization – it’s a unique advantage to Silver Peak.

Where Aruba comes in is around unified policy and cloud management, and also the ability to handle massive scale for the entire branch. Silver Peak has perfected the automation of WAN transformation and Aruba is on the journey to perfecting the automation of a complete branch transformation. They are definitely complementary. It depends a little bit on where customer is on their journey -- if they want to know how to adopt hybrid wan faster and how to accelerate all their applications, both cloud and legacy, that‘s something Silver Peak will definitely accelerate Aruba’s ability to respond to.

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