Versa Networks, Mode Partner to Enhance Flexibility, Reliability of Enterprise WANs

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Mode (mode.net), a pioneer of autonomous enterprise cloud private networks, has partnered with Versa Networks, an innovator of next-generation software-based networking and security solutions, to extend the flexibility, reliability, and visibility of Versa’s market-leading Secure SD-WAN through the WAN core.

SD-WAN has revolutionized enterprise connectivity. While many businesses rely on single-source MPLS for mission-critical connectivity, SD-WAN has total cost of ownership benefits (TCO) that mitigate high costs, inflexibility, and limited visibility. Enterprises need a flexible and economical end-to-end global network that preserves the SLA-backed reliability of MPLS, and extends the visibility of SD-WAN across the core of the network.

Mode’s software-defined core network (SD-CORE) supports organizations as they move to the cloud by working with last-mile internet and SD-WAN to deliver end-to-end connectivity with the reliability and QoS of MPLS, the flexibility of a cloud service, and the cost of business internet. SD-WAN with SD-CORE enhances site-to-site, SaaS/IaaS/UCaaS, and remote cloud access.

The Versa Networks and Mode Partnership is an evolution of SD-WAN/SD-CORE integration. Atchison Frazer, WW Head of Marketing of Versa, said: “Our partnership with Mode is a natural progression in software-defining and transforming private networks away from inflexible legacy and hardware-driven WANs. The synergy of a cloud-native WAN edge and software-defined core enabled rapid integration between Versa Secure SD-WAN and Mode SD-CORE. We welcome offering a joint, cloud-native, software-defined private connectivity solution to augment legacy global WAN infrastructures for our Secure SD-WAN customers.”

Paul Dawes, Mode CEO, said: “We are pleased that Versa Networks is our first partner in the Mode SD-CORE + SD-WAN Program. The program is designed to enhance any SD-WAN by extending its benefits to the network core, and onboarding is very simple. Our goal is for all SD-WAN providers to join this program and deliver significant benefits to customers who can deploy the world’s highest-performing SD-CORE.”

A demonstration of the Versa + Mode high-performance enterprise connectivity solution will be featured at the Versa booth (# 14) at the SD-WAN Summit 2018 Paris on September 26-28th.

Mode is a Diamond Sponsor of the Summit, and Paul Dawes, CEO Mode, will give the keynote address. In addition, Nithin Michael, Ph.D., co-Founder, will discuss the achievement of building the first autonomously controlled software-defined core (SD-CORE) network, and provide an in-depth analysis of Internet core vs. access performance.


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