Silver Peak has announced the appointments of Kristian Thyregod as Vice President for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and Allan Paton as Regional Sales Director to lead United Kingdom and Ireland sales.
Thyregod will be responsible for sales operations, including the company’s go-to-market and channel strategies, to accelerate customer acquisition and partner engagement across the region.
Silver Peak currently has more than 600 global production customer deployments of its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution.
Thyregod joins Silver Peak from Riverbed Technology where he most recently ran the EMEA business.
Kris Thyregod commented, “Silver Peak is a company that I have respected for many years as a formidable competitor with integrity and technology leadership. The growth prospects for SD-WAN across EMEA present a tremendously unique opportunity to fundamentally change the way enterprises architect their WANs and connect users to applications. With the most robust and mature SD-WAN solution on the market, I look forward to expanding the Silver Peak team across the region and delivering real business value to customers.”
Paton said “After competing with Silver Peak in the emerging SD-WAN market over the past few years, it’s clear to me that enterprises are seeking to retire their router-centric WAN architectures in favor of an application-driven WAN edge. With Unity EdgeConnect, customers get the best of both worlds, an SD-WAN that’s centrally orchestrated and managed and a solution that integrates core network functions to simplify and consolidate the branch. It’s a win-win.”
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