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Martello Pushes the Limits of SD-WAN Scalability with CENGN

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March 26, 2018

Third-party validation by CENGN will demonstrate that Elfiq SD-WAN can scale beyond the industry’s current limits.

Ottawa (Canada), March 26, 2018 — Martello, the provider of performance management solutions for real-time communications and enterprise networks, is proud to announce a project with Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to validate the superior scalability of its Elfiq SD-WAN technology. Elfiq Networks, a subsidiary of Martello, is an SD-WAN pioneer at the leading edge of enterprise network solutions since 2003.

“The average enterprise deployment sustains up to 300 sites,” said John Proctor, President and CEO of Martello. “Our Elfiq SD-WAN technology can support well over 500 interconnected sites, managed by a single Controller without performance degradation. This project with CENGN is key in allowing us to demonstrate with third-party validation that it’s possible – and quite affordable – to scale a full-mesh Wide Area Network beyond the market’s usual limits.”

A typical SD-WAN deployment with Martello, using Elfiq technology consists of hardware or virtual devices installed at each of the end-user’s sites (edge) and networked with other devices located at the headquarters, data centers or recovery sites, or in the Cloud. The initial test will see a limited deployment of Elfiq Virtual LBX devices (VLBX) in CENGN’s state-of-the-art OpenStack infrastructure. Learn more about the Martello project on CENGN’s blog

“We’re pleased to support Martello’s SD-WAN scalability project”, said Richard Waterhouse, COO of CENGN. “By providing access to a unique multi-vendor open-platform, CENGN provides third-party validation that can accelerate technology commercialization for businesses like Martello”.

“We’re excited to work with CENGN to make this project happen,” said Frederick Parent, co-founder of Elfiq Networks. “By supporting Canadian technology commercialization, CENGN is making it possible for us push the limits of what we can bring to our clients and end-users. I really look forward to the next phase of our project”

With virtual devices available for VMware, AWS, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack and Microsoft Hyper-V environments in addition to its hardware LBX devices, the company is also launching ATLAS SD-WAN, a subscription-based solution for the Enterprise, on March 21st, 2018.


Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), is a consortium of large multinational companies, academic institutions, and research leaders that work with small and medium Canadian companies to accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions. CENGN is a not-for-profit company funded by the Canadian Government’s Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) Program and the Ontario Government’s Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), as well as its industry members. The organization’s members include: Bell Canada, Cisco, EXFO, Huawei, Invest Ottawa, Juniper Networks, Mitel, Nokia, Ribbon Communications, Rogers, TELUS and Wind River. CENGN’s mission is to create a viable Canadian ecosystem that facilitates commercialization in the next generation of networks by providing validation services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Industry, Academia, and Government.

CENGN’s internationally recognized multi-vendor infrastructure is built on open source as well as commercially available software and hardware. CENGN’s technology areas of focus are: Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networks (SDN), among others. The organization is at the leading edge in the development and deployment of wired and wireless technologies that are utilized by applications such as cloud, wireless 5G, autonomous vehicles, broadband Internet and cybersecurity.


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