For some time now, we’ve felt the tangible talk of what the IoT is poised to deliver. These billions of connected devices worth trillions of dollars set to transform the way we live. While we sit with bated breath waiting for this to turn reality, innovation in networking is accelerating this connected future.
This week, Inseego and Riverbed (News – Alert) Technologies announced a joint venture in developing an enterprise-grade IoT solution certified with Riverbed’s SteelConnect SD WAN solution. The duo declares the Inseego Skytus DS2 (News – Alert) as the first only product of its kind.
“Most, if not all, cellular-based modems in the market today are not designed to meet the demands of enterprises and industrial environments, which is a pain point amongst IT managers,” says Ashish Sharma , EVP of IoT and Mobile Solutions of Inseego Corp. “With the Skyus DS2, companies can easily deploy affordable, reliable LTE (News – Alert) Advanced backup connectivity over Riverbed SteelConnect to work in any geographic location with the peace of mind that it will deliver unrivaled, secure performance, even in tough conditions.”
IDC (News – Alert) predicts SD-WAN to grow at a rate of 70 percent annually through 2021, where the space will exceed $8 billion. The benefits of software-defined networking are undeniable, as especially experiencing an era where connectivity is king, SD-WAN and sibling technologies will play a major role in shaping the world to come.
“Riverbed SteelConnect is a simple, unified and powerful SD-WAN and cloud networking solution that enables organizations to transform their network to align with the cloud era,” said Paul O’Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Riverbed’s Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. “Riverbed and Inseego have partnered to ensure that enterprises can maximize reach and connectivity while increasing network resiliency and agility by leveraging LTE uplinks.”
Software-defined network is on the rise, with SD-WAN shooting to the top of the charts. And now, it seems this transformative technology is officially diving into the world of IoT.
What’s in your WAN?
Edited by Maurice Nagle