Fortinet SD-WAN expands in New Zealand
The Asia-Pacific region (specifically Australia and New Zealand) are seeing massive growth around software defined wide-area-networking (SD-WAN). Spark (New Zealand’s largest telco and managed services company) recently partnered with Fortinet to deliver and expand on their software defined networking services. Fortinets secure solutions are a great fit. Spark chose Fortinet because of their ability to deliver automated network security, better application routing and performance, as well as cost efficiency for their customers. Spark also says that this solution will be easy to integrate for enterprise and government customers along features including business continuity and other functionality.
The APAC region has been going through various transformations over the last decade. It has been rumored that Telstra has been doing massive investigation into opportunities for growth outside of the AIPAC region which would inherently provide additional features and functionalities within the region.
Cisco Expands in Australia
Cisco launched their secure SD-WAN solutions for NBN (Australia’s Broadband Network) to help businesses across Australia. Cisco managing director Karen Negus emphasized the massive potential for SD-WAN in Australia and the greater APAC region. Cisco stated that the “quality connectivity” offered by NBN are why they selected them as a key secure SD-WAN provider. This announcement shows the massive potential for SD-WAN solutions in and around the area.
VMware expands SD-WAN to APAC Channel Partners
VMWare has offered the VeloCloud SD-WAN solutions to NOAM partners since completing the acquisition in 2017. They recently announced expanded offerings for channel partners through their Partner Connect Program allowing these Partners to sell these solutions through Monthly Recurring Charges (MRC) or one-off CAPEX payment. This is a great win for channel partners in the APAC region.