Number of worldwide enterprise sites supported grew to nearly 300,000 in 2016; significant further growth expected with new solution enhancements for the digital enterprise
PARIS, France and ASHBURN, Virginia—February 16, 2017— Infovista, the leading provider of network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world, today announced updates to its Application-Aware SD-WAN solution, with the release of Ipanema 9.1. By providing richer application performance analytics and easier configuration of dynamic path selection, Ipanema 9.1 simplifies enterprise SD-WAN implementations and enables enterprises to deliver a greater user experience for business-critical applications as part of their digital transformation. The new software release follows a record year of Ipanema deployments.
In the fourth quarter of 2016, Infovista shipped the largest number of Ipanema appliances in its history for a single quarter, and in the second half of the year, 50 percent of new customers used the solution to deploy SD-WANs. The Ipanema solution now supports an estimated 300,000 enterprise sites around the world. Ipanema was also named a "Visionary" in Gartner's 2016 "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization" for the sixth consecutive year (Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization, Bjarne Munch, Neil Rickard, 16 May 2016).
In 2017, Infovista expects to continue Ipanema’s growth through new deployments, partner agreements, industry accolades and product enhancements which will build on the release of Ipanema 9.1. With improved visualization, the software release provides granular Application-Aware SD-WAN analytics with unparalleled visibility into application performance and trended user experience. The feature is supported by statistics, filtering options, and real-time plotting. These enable intelligent decision making to ensure application performance for the digital enterprise looking to grow network capacity and deploy new applications such as unified communications, collaboration, and SaaS into the network.
The update also introduces a single screen for configuring global dynamic path selection rules for application profiles, boosting ease-of-use and allowing enterprises to better define application policies with fewer clicks. Furthermore, with enhanced virtualization support, Ipanema 9.1 now supports virtual appliances for KVM in addition to VMware, providing added flexibility for Infovista partners and customers.
- “Hybrid WAN is becoming the new norm for businesses in the Applications Era,” according to Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. “Enterprises undergoing digital transformations require unparalleled visibility and control of their applications to fully leverage these hybrid networks. Application aware SD-WAN solutions that maximize the user experience while providing easy-to-use management tools will allow enterprises to realize the full business value of hybrid WAN architectures."
- "2016 was a hallmark year for Ipanema,” said Sylvain Quartier, SVP Product Strategy Enterprises, Infovista. “The momentum we saw last year gave us a solid foundation upon which we can continue developing our software to exceed customer needs. We’ve started doing that already with Ipanema 9.1, which reflects two major customer demands: ease-of-use and high visibility into how application performance on the network fluctuates in the moment and over time. With new mechanisms to expose greater volumes of performance data and promote seamless SD-WAN configuration and deployment, Ipanema drives an overall improvement in the delivery of a consistent and positive user experience for applications like Skype for Business, Office 365, Salesforce and others.”
- Learn more about how Ipanema delivers innovative and comprehensive Application-Aware SD-WAN solutions to guarantee application performance across enterprises’ large and complex networks.
- Download and read Ovum’s whitepaper, “Software-centric, application-aware networking is part of the enterprise digital transformation,” to learn more about why application performance is the key to a successful digital transformation.
- Watch Infovista’s webinar with ZK Research, “Discover Application-Aware Networking for the Application Era,” on-demand.
- Visit the “Hybrid WAN Zone” hosted by TMCnet and sponsored by Infovista, for more resources on SD-WAN.
- Follow and engage with Infovista on its blog, “ProActive Network News,” and on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.
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