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RAD Introduces SD-CloudAccess Solution

Enables CSPs to Leverage Their Own Edge Clouds and Offer Economical SD-WAN
Nov 18, 2020

Tel Aviv – RAD, the industry leader in network edge virtualization, today announced the release of SD-CloudAccess, a service provider-native solution that enables communications service providers (CSPs) to leverage their own edge clouds in offering premium multi-cloud access services to their business customers. SD-CloudAccess focuses on multi-link access to network edge locations using a wide range of cost effective CPEs.

“The key issue that SD-CloudAccess addresses is that current SD-WAN offerings are basically an over the top (OTT) service, which CSPs can’t really add value to,” says Ilan Tevet, Vice President Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “Instead, we suggest that they move up the value chain by taking advantage of their most valuable asset – the network edge. We enable CSPs to land all cloud-bound traffic at their network edges, allowing them to introduce value-added on-ramp services, such as hosted Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), or other latency-sensitive applications.”

SD-CloudAccess features virtual cloud gateways that are deployed at the network edge. A single set of overlay tunnels may be used to access any public, or private cloud, as well as any CSP cloud. As there is no need for dedicated overlay tunnels for each service, the solution is future-proof, very economical and offers better scalability to access multiple cloud services. At the customer edge (branch offices or IoT locations) CSPs deploy thin or thick disaggregated CPEs, either ruggedized or non-ruggedized, as customer edge clouds that can host value-added applications in containers or VMs. By implementing the solution’s intelligence at a centrally located cloud gateway and keeping the CPE cost-effective, CSPs can benefit from major savings in their total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to available SD-WAN solutions.

SD-Cloud Access will be featured at the upcoming SD-WAN and SASE Summit, November 24-26.

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, committed to enabling service providers to evolve any service over any network using disaggregated architecture (DA). By keeping at the forefront of pioneering technologies and engaging in co-innovation with our customers, we strive to help service providers move up the value chain at a pace that is right for them, while offering their end-customers and network operators added value. RAD’s offering includes the following:

• Disaggregation, automation & virtualization

• Customer edge computing for business and industrial IoT

• Multi-cloud access for smart branch connectivity

• Resilient, service assured application-aware traffic steering

With over 39 years of innovation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries and an installed base of more than 16 million network elements, RAD has a proven track record of delivering value and addressing our customers’ needs. RAD is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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