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Windstream enters the SD-WAN race, sets focus on network simplification
Windstream has made its long-awaited entrance into the SD-WAN race, signaling the service provider’s broader movement to offer software-based networking solutions for business customers.
Midsized to large enterprise customers that purchase Windstream’s SD-WAN service will be able to access the same technology advantages that large enterprises enjoy, including custom-designed networks and services, as well as a support team.
Windstream said its SD-WAN solution offers businesses—including middle market customers—a more tailored, flexible and controllable WAN experience.
Having started its network software transition on its optical backbone network, Windstream’s SD-WAN service leverages SDN to dynamically route business customer traffic over a combination of private and public access types to reach multiple locations.
Mike Kozlowski, VP of product management at Windstream, told FierceTelecom that since it started rolling out the product at the end of 2016, customer interest is ripe.
“We added a few customer nodes on the network and seen good success for those customers so far,” Kozlowski said. “We’re looking to continue to ramp product set and capabilities.”