Cisco SD-WAN software gains broader application access, enhanced analytics

Network World

Cisco has tweaked its flagship SD-WAN software package to increase customer application flexibility and improve visibility into the performance of distributed resources. The company announced Cisco SD-WAN release 17.8, SD-WAN buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors.

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Cisco and Google announce joint SD-WAN cloud hub

Tech Republic Cloud

The multicloud network fabric helps facilitate application use across the enterprise and improve customer experience

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Siaras Launches WAN-as-a-Service for Interconnecting Clouds

Data Center Knowledge

Startup seeks to fix misalignment between cloud application deployment and WAN provisioning Read More. Cloud Computing Connectivity

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3 things to consider before making the leap to SD-WAN

Tech Republic Cloud

SD-WAN is becoming popular with enterprises that need latency-sensitive applications support

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What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

Network World

Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN ) and security into a cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency and security, and to provide appropriate bandwidth per application.

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Enabling an MEC application marketplace over a 5G hybrid network

TM Forum

This Catalyst aims to help communication service providers (CSPs) find practical business models to support applications that need edge compute. It offers a service catalogue to manage SD-WAN service provision, edge compute and partner-provided applications.

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

One option is to implement a software-defined WAN ( SD-WAN ). I recently talked with Hamza Seqqat, director of solutions architecture at Apcela , to get his take on how SD-WAN affects security strategy. Seqqat helps enterprise organizations redefine their wide-area networks to accommodate the growing use of cloud-based applications and services. In our discussion, he outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits.

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Cisco adds AMP to SD-WAN for ISR/ASR routers

Network World

Cisco has added support for Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to its million-plus ISR/ASR edge routers, in an effort to reinforce branch and core network malware protection at across the SD-WAN. Cisco last year added its Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE version 16.9.1 More about SD-WAN. How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier. What are the options for security SD-WAN?

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Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform by snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Network World

With an eye towards significantly bolstering its edge networking offerings, Palo Alto has entered into an agreement to buy cloud-based SD-WAN vendor CloudGenix for $420 million in cash.

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How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

Network World

One option is to implement a software-defined WAN ( SD-WAN ). I recently talked with Hamza Seqqat, director of solutions architecture at Apcela , to get his take on how SD-WAN affects security strategy. Seqqat helps enterprise organizations redefine their wide-area networks to accommodate the growing use of cloud-based applications and services. In our discussion, he outlined four areas where SD-WAN offers new security benefits.

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Exec: How SDN, SD-WAN, security fit in VMware's strategy

Network World

Most recent is a milestone release of the company’s NSX-T Data Center software, making it VMware’s primary networking platform for organizations looking to support multivendor cloud-native applications, bare-metal workloads as well as the growing hybrid and multi-cloud worlds.

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Flash Boys, the Capital Markets…and Solving Enterprise Application Performance in the Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Mirroring the evolution of technology within the global capital markets, many of today’s digital enterprises are migrating to next-generation architectures that integrate network and cloud hubs into enterprise data centers and the WAN. Read More. Industry Perspectives

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Enterprise IT in 2014 – Under-the-Radar Challenges with WAN Bandwidth, BYOD, and XP Security

CTOvision

Over the last year, IT budgets saw modest growth as departments embraced mobile, cloud and virtualization in record numbers. Limited WAN Bandwidth. In a 2014 Next-Generation WAN Survey , 68 percent of respondents said demand for WAN bandwidth will increase over the next year. As the number of connected devices grows—from smartphones to tablets, and more—this strain on WAN bandwidth is inevitable.

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IDG Contributor Network: The new branch office SD-WAN model

Network World

Wrapping up an SD-WAN workshop session with a client last week, I reflected on how rapidly the branch office WAN connectivity and management model is changing. Public cloud is driving a lightweight edge security model. Most people agree that SD-WAN can facilitate service chaining, and a selective backhaul model is interesting to many enterprises that want to concentrate next-generation firewall services in larger locations.

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IDG Contributor Network: Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Network World

Over the past few years most organizations have significantly increased their reliance on the Internet, primarily due to the outsourcing of utility applications like email, unified communications, ERP, CRM, etc. Cloud-based applications provide IT organizations with an agile and cost effective means for expanding the range of services they provide and delivering new productivity tools requested by teams, departments or lines of business.

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How SD-Branch addresses today’s network security concerns

Network World

Secure software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) has become one of the hottest new technologies, with some reports claiming that 85% of companies are actively considering SD-WAN to improve cloud-based application performance, replace expensive and inflexible fixed WAN connections, and increase security.

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The impact of 5G and cloud on telco capex and opex

TM Forum

The rise in CSPs moving services to the cloud has exacerbated this trend as the spending they make with cloud service providers is on a usage basis in an as-a-service model. Cloud-native systems.

How to buy SASE

Network World

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a cloud-based service that combined networking and security so that users located anywhere could safely and efficiently access applications and data located anywhere?

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When Using Cloud Computing to Replicate is the Right Idea

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing » Storage. Overview: When to Use Cloud Computing to Replicate. Overview: When to Use Cloud Computing to Replicate. In deploying a cloud computing model, organizations have many options. One cloud computing solution is to deploy the platform as a means for disaster recovery, business continuity, and extending the data center. With flexible “pay-as-you-grow” models, cloud computing can evolve with the needs of your business. About DCK.

MWC19: Where Telecommunications and Cloud Meet

Cloud Musings

As a cloud solution architect, my passion is learning the details about how cloud computing uniquely supports specific business cases. With its highly-rated conference program and assemblage of telecommunications visionaries, it seemed like the perfect venue for getting details about how the cloud is driving changes across the mobile and wireless landscape. Cloud computing and digital transformation have rapidly redefined telecommunications. WAN Orchestration.

What to expect from SASE certifications

Network World

Secure access service edge ( SASE ) is a network architecture that rolls SD-WAN and security into a single, centrally managed cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved security, and better performance.

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How to protect your business when you’re working on the cloud

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How to protect your business when you’re working on the cloud - Information Technology Blog. The benefits of cloud computing are numerous – and on-going developments in the technology are making accessing these benefits ever-easier, whether you’re a huge corporation or a fresh out of the blocks start-up. It’s vital that access to data is done on a ‘need to know’ basis, with applications and file storage defined accordingly. Cloud Security

DTW 2022: Axiata CIO Anthony Rodrigo on lessons learned while building an API marketplace

TM Forum

In addition, they built a marketplace – much like Apple or Android’s app stores – where communications service providers (CSPs) could publish their own applications for use by other operators.

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Meta Networks builds user security into its Network-as-a-Service

Network World

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is growing in popularity and availability for those organizations that don’t want to host their own LAN or WAN, or that want to complement or replace their traditional network with something far easier to manage. The PoPs peer with cloud services to facilitate customer access to cloud applications such as SaaS offerings, as well as to infrastructure services from the likes of Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

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ODA blog series: Leading companies prove real world value of TM Forum Open APIs

TM Forum

To do this they are moving from their current legacy, non-standardized protocol multi-vendor frameworks to a more cloud-based ecosystem.

Making self-service Network slice-as-a-Service a commercial reality

TM Forum

A new Catalyst project is all about demonstrating a faster and leaner way to commercialize and implement 5G network slices that can be deployed and assured with a very high level of automation and cloud native experience. Application Framework (TAM).

What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

Network World

That seems to be the mantra for Cisco in 2019 as the company pushes software-defined WANs, cloud partnerships, improved application programs and its over-arching drive to sell more subscription-based software licenses. Check out What is hybrid cloud computing and learn what you need to know about multi-cloud. | Software, software and more software.

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How NaaS deployment is shaping up

TM Forum

Telstra’s Mark Sanders, Principal Network Cloud, noted that his company has “a strong NaaS program and are well along, continuing to enhance our composition capabilities and [employ] Open APIs. Early examples focus on SD-WAN. Orange aims for cloud connectivity.

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VMware and VeloCloud announce their networking and security strategy

Network World

It’s been a few months since VMware closed its acquisition of VeloCloud, a prominent SD-WAN provider. In that time, the two companies have worked to integrate their products, and recently they announced a unified strategy called the Virtual Cloud Network. The result is that many enterprises are in a position where their applications are everywhere, and their data is everywhere.

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What are the emerging B2B hotspots for telcos?

TM Forum

Yet no killer B2B application has emerged to give CSPs immediate and sustained business growth. A prime example of this is the use of the cloud by CSPs. Cloud-based networks are at the core of the next phase of 5G, and cloud hosting for all kinds of data is now widespread.

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How new business models are shaping CSPs' service operations

TM Forum

One of biggest shifts stems from communications service providers’ (CSPs’) fast-growing use of cloud native systems, developed using modular microservice architectures and DevOps methodologies. Telecoms IT has changed fundamentally over the last decade.

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CSPs make advances in assuring critical services

TM Forum

Service assurance, a key component of customer experience management (CEM), addresses how services - and the networks and applications supporting them - perform for customers.

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Scott Lowe

Michael Kashin explains how he built a DIY (Do It Yourself) SD-WAN using Envoy and Wireguard. I saw this blog post about Curiefense , an open source Envoy extension to add WAF (web application firewall) functionality to Envoy. This post on using SPIFFE/SPIRE, Kubernetes, and Envoy together shows how to implement mutual TLS (mTLS) for a simple application. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

Connections Redefining the Enterprise Network

Cloud Musings

At a minimum, your team must be adept at network management automation, software defined networking and cloud networking operations. Needed capabilities could also include: Enterprise WAN redesign Rapid expansion of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Software defined networking to enable end-to-end programmability and automation Cognitive computing advances for more capable network assurance and troubleshooting capabilities.

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Scott Lowe

Michael Kashin explains how he built a DIY (Do It Yourself) SD-WAN using Envoy and Wireguard. I saw this blog post about Curiefense , an open source Envoy extension to add WAF (web application firewall) functionality to Envoy. This post on using SPIFFE/SPIRE, Kubernetes, and Envoy together shows how to implement mutual TLS (mTLS) for a simple application. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

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Scott Lowe

The keynote kicks off with a short video about the VMware Cloud Academy, where both “legacy” and “cloud-native” apps can enjoy the Unified Hybrid Cloud. This means VMware technologies and products supporting any application, any cloud, any infrastructure, any time, any place…you get the idea. DirecTV’s key initiatives moving forward are cloud, mobility, and big data. Is it as simple as connecting a SaaS application into my existing environment?”

Liveblog: VMworld 2019 Day 1 General Session

Scott Lowe

Shifting gears, Gelsinger talks about “digital life” and how that translates into millions of applications and billions of devices and billions of users. Transitioning yet again, Gelsinger now focuses on talking about VMware’s vision, which—in his words—remains unchanged in aiming to deliver any application to any device on any cloud. Both are build on VMware Cloud Foundation, and the Dell EMC offering leverages VxRail.

Zero Trust Model: How It Looks to the NSA

SecureWorld News

It says that many cybersecurity professionals have begun to fall behind due to the increasing complexity of emerging cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid network environments. The IT landscape is constantly evolving.

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In 2018, Telecom and Networking are Vital (Again)

The Investing Edge

But, with the extended period of recent economic growth, and the rapid adoption of new cloud, mobile and IoT technologies, we are now at a point where existing networks are no longer sufficient. That said, the cloud doesn’t remove the need for a network—the opposite is true. Our collective nostalgia for the 1990s is a thing that is either currently happening , or already passed , depending on your pop culture barometer.

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Secure LAN Messaging

Galido

If your company’s policy is to maintain an independent network with safe, secure and effective intra-office communication, external cloud messaging applications may not meet your needs. Here is one application that is serverless, maintains security, encryption, and doesn’t even need an Internet connection, . It’s an excellent choice for businesses who wanna get simple and effective messaging application. LAN, WAN, VPN and VLAN Support.

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IT Professionals Pressured at Work from Pandemic: Report

SecureWorld News

In order to facilitate transformation at this speed, businesses have been forced to fast-track their move towards cloud computing, but this in turn has led to yet more complexity, with technologists facing the challenge of controlling systems both within and outside of the core IT estate.

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Riverbed Releases Enterprise-Class Server Consolidation Solution.

Data Center Knowledge

With the new release IT managers can now extend the benefits of Granite to larger branch offices and data-intensive applications that previously were difficult or impossible to consolidate. Riverbed also announced a new EX 3160 Steelhead appliance, delivering local-speed experience for applications that need high-performance storage access such as high-volume transaction databases and geographic information systems (GIS) data modeling files that require high input/output per second (IOPS).

Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor

Galido

Application monitoring. Monitoring of LAN, WAN, VPN, and distributed sites. PRTG monitors all types of systems, devices and applications in your IT infrastructure: SNMP: Ready to use and with customization options. Information Technology Blog - - Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor - Information Technology Blog. PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler AG is a powerful network monitoring solution. This network software is not only powerful but also easy to use.