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Leading private financial cloud provider to offer Silver Peak SD-WAN to global asset management community

Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, announced that Richard Fleischman and Associates (RFA), a New York-based technology services partner and leading private financial cloud provider for the global asset management community, has added the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution to its robust IT services portfolio. The addition of EdgeConnect enables RFA clients to seamlessly connect distributed networks with RFA Private Cloud and Managed Public Cloud instances by leveraging the favorable economics of optimized broadband connectivity and centralized network security. RFA plans to make its new SD-WAN service available immediately to its more than 500 financial services clients.

As RFA expands its Private and Public Cloud IT services platforms, the Silver Peak SD-WAN solution allows the firm to address three distinct challenges. First, traditional means of high-performance connectivity, such as private MPLS circuits, prove increasingly cost-prohibitive for connecting clients to cloud infrastructure. EdgeConnect provides RFA clients with the flexibility to leverage any form of broadband transport, dramatically lowering costs of acceptable WAN connectivity. Second, on-premise network security infrastructure deployments can increase clients’ local data center footprint and technology management overhead; as RFA enhances its managed cybersecurity services portfolio, clients can leverage EdgeConnect to shift away from this added complexity by securely extending the protections of industry-leading next generation firewalls provided by the RFA Cloud Platform to local networks. Third, EdgeConnect provides RFA clients with the ability to seamlessly tie public cloud services and private cloud instances together with the performance, reliability and security required to meet stringent compliance standards and service level agreements.

The RFA team evaluated a range of SD-WAN vendors and offerings, but in the end selected Silver Peak EdgeConnect for its proven performance, extensibility and unique ability to integrate Unity Boost WAN optimization as a value-added service, providing additional application acceleration for the firm’s most demanding clients.The success of initial EdgeConnect deployments enabled RFA to expedite the rollout of new network-as-a-service offerings, a core product of the firm’s Cloud Platform. By presenting an economical, streamlined and secure alternative to private MPLS circuits for connecting private and public cloud services without compromising network or application performance, the Silver Peak SD-WAN solution offers incremental value to new and existing clients and provides RFA with a new source of services and revenue.

The success of initial EdgeConnect deployments enabled RFA to expedite the rollout of new network-as-a-service offerings, a core product of the firm’s Cloud Platform. By presenting an economical, streamlined and secure alternative to private MPLS circuits for connecting private and public cloud services without compromising network or application performance, the Silver Peak SD-WAN solution offers incremental value to new and existing clients and provides RFA with a new source of services and revenue.In addition to connecting RFA clients to private and public cloud applications and services, EdgeConnect also enables clients to further reduce connectivity expenses by

In addition to connecting RFA clients to private and public cloud applications and services, EdgeConnect also enables clients to further reduce connectivity expenses by facilitating seamless data and application replication in alignment with disaster recovery mandates without saturating WAN links, thereby circumventing the need to overprovision bandwidth.

“We are very pleased with the initial rollout of our Silver Peak SD-WAN solution, our clients are delighted to shift from expensive, private MPLS circuits to ubiquitous and economical broadband connectivity knowing that data and applications will perform to service level agreements with the security and reliability they’ve come to expect from RFA,” said Grigoriy Millis, CTO, RFA. “Looking forward, Silver Peak is enabling our firm to accelerate the growth of our client base, expand the value we deliver to existing clients and improve the performance, security and disaster recovery capabilities across our IT services portfolio.”

“RFA is a unique customer that is ideally suited to leverage the full power of EdgeConnect to address the connectivity, performance and security requirements of its demanding client base,” said John Vincenzo, senior vice president and CMO, Silver Peak. “Only Silver Peak offers a total SD-WAN solution that simply and intelligently combines any combination of connectivity into high-performance virtual WANs to deliver an unmatched client experience edge to edge.”




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