Riverbed is buying the German startup Ocedo, which makes hybrid WAN gateways, to get an SD-WAN product to market this March. Riverbed will also release internally developed SD-WAN appliances later this year.
The SD-WAN vendor scrum grows; an increasing number of companies are contending for a place in your WAN traffic patterns. Here’s a list of the companies (some of whom are Packet Pushers sponsors) I’ve heard present about their SD-WAN products, sorted alphabetically.
Incumbents and startups alike are rushing into the SD-WAN market. So how much of an opportunity is there? So far, the data points aren’t very good. And maybe they don’t matter anyway.