8x8 links up with Aryaka to add SD-WAN service

8x8 has forged a tech partnership with cloud-first WAN company and end-to-end managed SD-WAN provider Aryaka.

The link up extends the 8x8 Open Communications Platform across Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN service. 

Vik Verma, Chief Executive Officer at 8x8, said: “Extending the 8x8 Open Communications Platform with SD-WAN will provide enterprises with highly stable and productive employee, partner, and customer interactions across the globe.”

The companies will co-market the combined solutions, and 8x8 will also resell Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN service, bundling regional and global managed SD-WAN services with 8x8’s UCaaS and CCaaS offerings. The offerings will include introductory service bundles. 

Ghassan Abdo, Research Vice President, Worldwide Telecom, Virtualization & CDN at IDC, added: "We are living through unprecedented times that require enterprises to accelerate the move to an online digital business and support massive growth of remote workers. 

"SD-WAN together with cloud communications and collaboration is a great choice to support this new digital economy and address the need for a massively distributed and remote work environment."

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