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SlideshowViptela Names Ex-Cisco Exec as New CEO

In the Viptela Hot Seat
Praveen Akkiraju is the new CEO at SD-WAN solution specialist Viptela.
Praveen Akkiraju is the new CEO at SD-WAN solution specialist Viptela.

Mitch Wagner 1/12/2017 | 12:56:07 PM
Consolidation At a recent LR event, service providers and vendors talked about how SD-WAN is likely to be part of a portfolio of services offered by SPs to enterprise customers. That suggest SD-WAN specialist vendors are likely to be acquired or outcompeted by vendors offering a full portfolio of technologies. 
mrobuck 1/12/2017 | 11:28:55 AM
SD-WAN winners? No doubt a heavy hitter win for Viptela. It will be interesting to see if the companies that started out with routers, such as Cisco, or cloud-based SD-WAN vendors emerge as the winners. It does seem as though some service providers are hedging their bets by having both for now. 

Despite how hot SD-WAN is right now, Orange's John Isch said we can expect some consolidation in this space. 
[email protected] 1/12/2017 | 11:27:25 AM
Reminding me of the SBS/VoIP networking boom The SD-WAN bom is reminding me of the way that multiple companies sprang up and/or evolved their portfolios in the early years of the 2000s to get in on the session border controller and other VoIP infrasructre niches - VC money flowed in and folks with major IP vendor backgrounds showed up as CEOs.

And of course there's a good chance that, just like those markets, the consolidation phase will be swift and brutal. 
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