Published: November 19th, 2018

Oracle Corp. is looking to carve out a slice of the SD-WAN market with its recent acquisition of Talari Networks, a pure-play SD-WAN vendor.

The two organizations entered into an agreement Nov. 15, and Oracle says Talari, which has more than 500 customers in over 40 countries and recently received a “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs first SD-WAN Group Test results, will complement its Session Border Controller and network management infrastructure.

“Talari’s proprietary Failsafe technology enhances the benefits of SD-WAN by adding greater reliability and predictability while maintaining security for site-to-site and site-to-cloud connectivity and application access over any IP network. The transaction is expected to close in 2018,” according to an Oracle blog post.

Oracle and Talari did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, but Oracle says it will likely close by the end of the year. This is the third major SD-WAN relation acquisition in 19 months, following Cisco buying Viptela and VMware acquiring VeloCloud.

A blog post from Talari’s CEO Patrick Sweeney mentioned the broader reach Oracle provides Talari with.

“When the transaction closes, we’ll serve a vastly expanded landscape with Oracle. I simply couldn’t be prouder or more excited,” wrote Sweeney.

Gartner says nearly 50 per cent of customers are  planning to deploy SD-WAN in the next 12 months.