April 2, 2018
Canadian performance management provider Martello, following its merger with software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) vendor Elfiq, is embracing the SD-WAN market. Martello validated the Elfiq technology in a scalability project with Canada’s Center of Excellence in Next-Generation Networks (CENGN).
Martello develops software and hardware for cloud-hosted unified communications and network performance monitoring and diagnostics, and now SD-WAN. Sebastien Tellier, Martello’s marketing manager, said moving to SD-WAN was a “no brainer” for Martello. The company began building solutions for bandwidth optimization and evolved to link balancing, to bandwidth aggregation, to the hybrid WAN, and finally, to SD-WAN with its acquisition of Elfiq, which it completed this January.
While the deal was referred to as a merger, Elfiq is officially a subsidiary of Martello. Martello chose Elfiq Networks, in part, for its SD-WAN link balancing capabilities as well as its bandwidth management capabilities. Following the merger, Martello and Elfiq launched their first SD-WAN platform, Atlas, this month.