by Desmond Dallen
 Versa Networks takes SD-WAN to the next level with role in two MEF19 PoCs

 

Joins leading service and technology providers in demonstrating multi-vendor solutions

 

Versa Networks is participating in two Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstrations at the sixth annual MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase. Versa’s presence at MEF19, held from 18-22 November at the JW Marriott LA LIVE in Los Angeles, confirms its status as a leading SD-WAN innovator and caps off a momentous year rich in milestones.

The Showcase brings together 46 of the world’s leading service and technology providers to present ground breaking demonstrations of SD-WAN, inter-provider and intra-provider service automation with LSO APIs, AI/ML, security, intent-based networking, Blockchain, Carrier Ethernet, satellite services, 5G, network slicing, IoT, private cloud, service assurance, and more.

In the first of its two PoC collaborations, Versa is partnering with NTT Communications, Netcracker, Spirent, Adva, and Silver Peak to showcase how multi-vendor SD-WAN services can be orchestrated, activated, assured and managed using zero touch provisioning and end-to-end service automation.

Powered by a unified marketplace, self-service portal and NFV-based uCPE platform, the PoC will show how MEF 70 compliant SD-WAN services from different vendors can be selected independently of the CPE hardware and seamlessly deployed with little-to-no intervention from the service provider or end-user. Through this new “digital user experience”, SD-WAN services are orchestrated, activated, assured and managed using zero touch provisioning and end-to-end service automation in alignment with MEF’s LSO framework.

In its second PoC, Versa will be demonstrating how SD-WAN services can be supported by API automation certification. Partnering with CenturyLink and Spirent, Versa will help show automated activation of MEF SD-WAN services with integrated service testing based on the SD-WAN test certification suite to provide customers with an SD-WAN service “birth certificate”.

“This has been extraordinary year of innovation as industry players strive toward a common goal of accelerating adoption of dynamic and assured services across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks,” said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF.

“The PoCs are always a highlight for our annual event,” said Daniel Bar-Lev, Director, Office of the CTO, MEF. “This year’s Showcase will provide invaluable insight that enterprises, service providers, and technology companies need to successfully navigate on their digital transformation journey.”

In a year full of notable successes, Versa Networks, innovator of the Secure Cloud IP software platform, has hit the milestone of 200,000 software licenses sold in the aggregate; supplied its 1,000th enterprise customer; and reached the target of 100 total Service Provider partners. It has also won several industry awards and generated significant market momentum with strategic partnerships ranging from Riverbed to Azure to AWS.

 

Recognition

Versa garnered a variety industry awards and market recognition from technology, networking and industry analysts, media, channels and others, including:

Leading Lights Award – Company of the Year

NSS Labs Recommended Rating for SD-WAN

NSS Labs Recommended Rating for Security-Enabled SD-WAN

NSS Labs Recommended Rating for NGFW

NSS Labs Recommended Rating for NG-IPS

Frost & Sullivan India – 2019 SD-WAN platform provider. of the Year

Visionary – 2018 Gartner WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant

SD-WAN #1 rating – Gartner Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure Internet Telephony SD-WAN Product of the Year

CRN Top 6 Hottest SD-WAN vendors

CRN Top 10 Hottest Enterprise Networking Startups of 2018

CRN Data Center top 50 vendors Capacity Media Power 100 Top CEOs

eWeek Top 10 Vendors for NGFW

Network World Top 10 Hot SD-WAN Startups to Watch

Fierce Telecom Top 8 Telecom Disruptor

Corporate Excellence Award – Most Outstanding Security Services

 

About Versa Networks

Versa Networks is the innovator of Secure Cloud IP architecture, a next-generation software platform that delivers integrated cloud, networking and security services. Versa’s visionary solution, with an unrivalled depth of features and capabilities, enables enterprises to transition off legacy WANs to achieve business agility, branch modernization, and TCO advantages toward their digital transformation journeys. The company has transacted over 190,000 software licenses through service providers, partners and enterprises globally. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, and Liberty Global Ventures.

 

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