AVANT Expands Portfolio of Leading SD-WAN Providers

Solution options from Aryaka, Cisco, CloudGenix, Masergy, SilverPeak, Talari, VeloCloud, Versa, Viptela
 
CHICAGO, Ill.—January 24, 2017   AVANT starts 2017 with an expanded list of SD-WAN providers and a significant commitment to partners to support the need for SD-WAN services. This portfolio of partners places AVANT, a leader in sales enablement and distribution of next generation IT services, squarely in the middle of one of the fasting growing IT cloud segments in the market with the broadest portfolio of SD-WAN leaders in the industry.
 
IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020 with a CAGR of more than 90 percent over the 2015-to-2020 forecast period.1 IDC’s report also says the benefits include cost-effective delivery of business applications, meeting the evolving operational requirements of the modern branch site, and improving IT efficiency through automation. It also says enterprises expect to save money on some of their expensive MPLS connections.

“SD-WAN is a game changer,” commented Drew Lydecker, co-founder and president, AVANT. “It lets you build high-performing networks, leveraging broadband Wi-Fi Internet and MPLS networks, to deliver dramatic performance and cost improvements. Traditional carriers are racing to add SD-WAN. Adoption is exploding and we have all of the top providers that our customers can work with.”

AVANT’s SD-WAN portfolio of solutions includes:
  • Aryaka, as one of their leading distributors
  • CenturyLink with Versa Networks
  • CIS with managed Talari and VeloCloud
  • CloudGenix, announcing a new distribution agreement with AVANT
  • EarthLink with VeloCloud, announcing a new distribution agreement with AVANT
  • Expereo with managed Cisco IWAN, Citrix, and Viptela
  • Masergy with Silver Peak as the initial SD-WAN partner with more on the roadmap
  • Netwolves with Cisco IWAN and Cisco Meraki
  • Talari, as the first distribution partner for their new monthly billed offering
  • Verizon with Viptela, Cisco IWAN, and Versa Networks
  • Windstream with VeloCloud, as a top-tier distribution partner for Windstream
AVANT is the leader in channel sales enablement for next-generation IT services and a leader in the distribution of SD-WAN services. With AVANT, not only does a channel partner gain access to the best solutions the SD-WAN market has to offer, but also access to AVANT’s channel sales enablement capabilities – now available for the SD-WAN portfolio.

Quotes:
 
Aryaka
“AVANT is one of our most engaged and successful strategic partners selling our global SD-WAN solution. Because of AVANT’s dedication to our partnership, they’ve helped us achieve a huge growth in our channel-driven revenue, contributing to our conversion from 15 percent channel-driven bookings in early 2015 to over 70 percent in 2016. We’re committed to continue that growth in 2017 by focusing heavily on our partnership with AVANT.” Nathan Grinnell, director, Channel Sales, Aryaka

CenturyLink
“We are excited AVANT will now be able to offer CenturyLink’s SD-WAN solution to its partners. CenturyLink SD-WAN offers a game-changing approach, enabling an instantly better network experience and addressing many of the common pain points faced by organizations that need high-speed, cost-effective network services for numerous locations.” John DeLozier, vice president, CenturyLink Channel Alliance
 
CloudGenix
“We are excited to work with Avant and its partner community to help enterprises realize the power, flexibility and cost savings of SD-WAN. With the CloudGenix solution, they can deploy across any carrier and any connectivity type, to build the most agile and cost-effective SD-WAN solution on the market.” Robert Sexton, vice president, Channels, CloudGenix
 
Earthlink
“We’re proud and very excited that our partnership with AVANT is more robust than ever. With the addition of SD-WAN to our portfolio offering, AVANT and EarthLink will offer our mutual customers the very best in network performance and availability at a Price/Performance index that has not been attainable before. This is a critical evolution in assisting customers with cloud adoption and delivering a heightened customer experience.” Olen Scott, vice president, Partner Sales, EarthLink
 
Masergy
“AVANT is Masergy’s top platinum sales partner and a top distributor for our managed solutions for seven years in a row. We’re excited to have AVANT offer Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN solution to enterprise customers and expand on our joint success. Masergy’s Managed SD-WAN is unique in the industry and provides network performance and control on an application-by-application basis, allowing companies to adapt as their business needs change.” Chuck Ward, vice president, Global Channel, Masergy
 
Talari
“We are thrilled to be working with Avant and its partners to bring Talari’s pioneering SD-WAN solution to their customers, allowing them to realize the dramatic cost savings and simplicity of an SD-WAN. Talari powers the last mile of corporate connectivity and failsafe user experience for enterprises and managed services providers, connecting thousands of enterprise branch locations to data center applications and cloud services over literally any WAN topology. Avant’s innovative Sales Enablement as a Service model is perfectly suited to bring these solutions to customers in a rapidly growing market.” George Just, vice president, Sales, Talari
 
Windstream
“AVANT and Windstream’s SD-WAN solution is a powerful combination that gives middle-market customers access to a reliable and secure communications solution that fuels productivity and growth. Working with AVANT, Windstream is able to offer these middle-market customers the same technology advantages that large enterprises enjoy, including custom-designed networks and a highly responsive support team. And as a facilities-based provider that owns our underlying core facilities, we can better control the customer experience and offer the ability to scale to meet growing customer needs.” Michael Kozlowski, vice president, Product Management, Windstream
 
Source: IDC 1 
 
About AVANT
As the nation’s premier distributor and channel sales enablement company for next-generation technologies, AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs, to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make more intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-efficient communications.  For more information, visit us at www.goavant.net , follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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AVANT Expands Portfolio of Leading SD-WAN Providers

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