A number of ETA’s customers are already considering switching to SD-WAN. When combined with Comcast’s Gigabit speeds, the new SD-WAN system will be very attractive to businesses looking to move applications to the cloud.
ETA already offers SD-WAN solutions to its enterprise customers in partnerships with SD-WAN pure-play providers. However, it believes that the incoming SD-WAN system from Comcast could be the perfect fit for more than 60 percent of its customers.
Comcast is in the process of beta-testing an SD-WAN product in collaboration with Versa Networks. This will help it make full use of its range of connectivity options from broadband and fiber-based Ethernet services.
“Customers are looking for a truly ubiquitous play,” said Bill Quinlan, founding partner of ETA. “Comcast has a little bit of a leg up because they have the big bandwidth that these customers are looking at. Once customers get their hands on this, they aren’t going to go backwards.”
Read more about Comcast’s incoming SD-WAN offering at CRN by clicking here.