Henderson Engineers retires traditional WAN infrastructure

Silver Peak, the global provider of broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, has announced that Henderson Engineers has successfully rearchitected its WAN, retiring conventional WAN infrastructure, in favor of an application-driven WAN edge powered by the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, the company said.

The results have proven both immediate and compelling for the nationally recognized engineering company headquartered in Kansas City. Henderson now has the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport, including business-grade broadband, without compromising application service levels. The company´s IT team has also dramatically simplified its WAN architecture — moving beyond manually configured, traditional WAN infrastructure to an advanced centrally orchestrated, application-driven WAN edge.

Traditionally, Henderson Engineers relied on local and regional carriers for its private MPLS circuits, but quickly realized that building an application-driven SD-WAN would allow the company to mix and match national carrier WAN services and gain the flexibility to combine MPLS, Switched Ethernet and business-grade broadband connectivity.

The deployment of EdgeConnect enables simplified and consistent connectivity that allows Henderson Engineers to ensure network performance and application service levels over any combination of transport, while also providing a future-proof WAN that will scale in line with future business requirements. In addition, by deploying EdgeConnect as its primary WAN gateway at each of its locations, Henderson Engineers can now retire its conventional WAN infrastructure as it completes the transition.

Silver Peak is the global provider of broadband and hybrid WAN solutions. Silver Peak offers a high-performance SD-WAN solution that provides secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport without compromising application performance. This results in greater business agility and lower costs. More than 3,000 globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak broadband and hybrid WAN solutions across 80 countries. Learn more at silver-peak.com.