Derek Granath

VP Product Marketing at Silver Peak

Derek has more than 20 years of technology product marketing, product management and business development experience with a focus on high-performance enterprise and service provider networking systems. At Silver Peak, he leads product positioning and messaging for service provider and enterprise SD-WAN offerings. Before joining Silver Peak, Derek held a number of senior management positions in marketing and product management at networking companies including Extreme Networks, ConSentry Networks, Woven Systems, Brocade, and Cisco Systems via the Stratacom acquisition. Derek holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router – No. 3: It’s MPLS Contract Renewal Time

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While enterprises sometimes use broadband as a back-up transport, broadband capacity is often underutilized, or worse, sits idle.

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Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router – No. 6: Bringing New Sites Online Takes Too Long

For most enterprises, growth is a key, albeit obvious objective. Growth can be achieved organically as the business expands its offerings, enters new markets or moves into new regions. It can also be realized through mergers and...

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Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router #8: Garbled VoIP Calls and Pixelated Video

Another reason to think outside the router

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Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router – No. 9: Sub-par SaaS Performance

The #9 reason it’s time to retire traditional routers at the branch: Sub-par SaaS Performance!

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Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router – No. 10: It’s Getting Cloudy

Borrowing from the iconic David Letterman Top Ten List segment from his former Late Show, this new blog series will countdown the Top Ten Reasons to Think Outside the Router.

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It’s Time to Think Outside the Router

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3 Security Features to Look for in SD-WAN Solutions

Here are important security considerations when looking at SD-WAN solutions.

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