Silver Peak is celebrating the one year anniversary of the company’s flagship Global SD-WAN Channel Partner Program.
The company’s global program was specifically designed to attract, train, certify and enable valued-added channel partners to capitalize on the burgeoning demand for software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions, an emerging market that IDC predicts will reach $6 billion by 2020.
In the last year, the program has grown to the point where 50 percent of net-new SD-WAN opportunities are now partner initiated, and partner-led SD-WAN opportunities have increased four-fold, the company said. And, it has trained and certified 400+ partners through the SD-WAN Engineering Program.
Going forward, Silver Peak has made strategic investments in on-boarding channel account management and field marketing personnel, optimizing demo programs and deal registration, increasing investments in market development and partner training and enablement.
“The depth of our dedication and commitment to our channel partners was realized in the delivery and execution of our resource-rich Global SD-WAN partner program,” said Bob Bruce, channel chief for North America, Silver Peak. “Now a year later, our partners are reaping the benefits and experiencing the great success we anticipated by launching a program specialized around SD-WAN.”
So far, the Silver Peak partner roster includes DSA Technologies, Integrated Archive Systems, Inc., MNJ Technologies, Sidepath, Veristor Systems and Versatile.
“As one of the first partners to join the Silver Peak Global SD-WAN Channel Partner Program, we trusted in the technology vision of this long standing, WAN-focused organization and today, it’s clear that Silver Peak understands where the SD-WAN market is heading,” said John Woodall, vice president of engineering, Integrated Archive Systems. “As we pass the one year mark, we look forward to our continued partnership with Silver Peak and capitalizing on the tremendous growth potential of bringing SD-WAN solutions to a rapidly growing base of distributed enterprise prospects and customers.”