Cisco Integrates Viptela SD-WAN Tech on Existing Routers
@Cisco has wasted no time integrating @Viptela’s #softwaredefined wide area networking ( #SDWAN ) technology into its business. About 160 Viptela people, more than 95 percent of its employees, joined Cisco when the $610 million acquisition closed in August. And the people and technology have already merged with Cisco’s IWAN, forming what Cisco now calls “Cisco SD-WAN.”
“We’re not inside Cisco as a single entity,” said Ramesh Prabagaran, senior director of product for Cisco SD-WAN. The Viptela technology has been rolled up with the IWAN technology, “driving a single go-forward motion,” he said.
While Prabagaran handles the product piece, James Winebrenner is in charge of SD-WAN sales, and Nehal Bhau is director of SD-WAN engineering. The product is part of Cisco’s Enterprise Business group.