Verizon Business announced the expansion of its long-standing strategic partnership with Cisco, through the addition of three new SD WAN managed services offerings.
“Global enterprises are taking a hard look at their digital transformation agendas to find ways to win coming off one of the more challenging years in recent history,” said Aamir Hussain, Senior Vice President of Business Products at Verizon Business. “These new services reflect the significant ongoing joint Cisco and Verizon research and development investments which aim to help customers accelerate change.”
The expanded solution includes co-managed Cisco SD WAN powered by Viptela that provides customers the option to control and self-manage SD WAN security and application policies in conjunction with Verizon managed service support for fault, performance, and configuration management. It also includes Managed SD WAN powered by Viptela for the Cisco ISR1100 Series platform for smaller branch office deployments.
Verizon has also added a new capability for management of the Cisco Meraki MV smart cameras to help enable faster deployment, management, and troubleshooting from a single pane of glass.
“Our strategic relationship with Verizon continues to create value for businesses supporting a growing distributed mobile workforce and the accelerated adoption of cloud services,” said Scott Harrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Intent-Based Networking Group. “As businesses modernize their networks to enable the best user application experiences, Verizon’s new Cisco SD WAN managed services can help them quickly and easily transition to SD WAN with flexible options to help deliver business agility and secure connectivity to applications across multiple clouds.”
This expansion provides enterprise businesses with an extensive global footprint, access to new solutions and capabilities, as well as management and policy administration.