Oracle has recently announced the acquisition of Talari Networks, an SD-WAN vendor company from California.it has come to notice that more than 500 customers are using Talari’s SD-WAN in more than 40 countries. The terms of the deal not yet disclosed. The transaction is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018.
Oracle views the addition of Talari’s technology to complement their session border controller (SBC) and network management infrastructure, with a better performance and real-time communication over any network. The key product of Talari is the Failsafe SD-WAN characterizes physical appliances, virtual and cloud appliances, and their own management system for on-premises or cloud. With Gartner recently publishing its first Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure, it has placed Talari in the “Niche Players” space along with 20 other vendors. This is topped by VMware for completeness of its vision, followed by Cisco and SilverPeak in the coveted “Leaders” space. It has been noticed that Talari’s strength lies in its sophisticated link aggregation and remediation with a seamless sensitive application called UCaaS/VoIP. Talari is planning to work towards WAN edge opportunities in the global mid-market, specifically during link remediation and sophisticated traffic steering.SD-WAN vendors, connectivity providers, and application providers now understand how much they need each other.
Talari stands as the third major SD-WAN vendor to be acquired, followed by Cisco which purchased Viptela, VMware and VeloCloud. In the list, some contain speculated SD-WAN marketplace with a hype cycle and new technology. There is no much clue relating to Oracle payment for Talari, which might be revealed in the upcoming Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, I presume.