It recently struck me that SD-WAN might be going through its “horseless carriage” phase. When cars originally came out, they were marketed not as cars, but as horseless carriages. At times even with a dummy horse in the front of the car to manage the transition to car adoption, since initially the whole value chain could not wrap their heads around the idea of cars and their potential productivity.
Our partnership brings the Riverbed Stingray Traffic Manager on top of Contrail. Stingray was already KVM-ready before we launched Contrail, so it was a perfect fit for Contrail and the open orchestration platforms with which it works like OpenStack and CloudStack. Not only that, but Stingray, as a virtual application delivery controller (ADC), enables high-impact high-value application delivery services.