WAN transformation sparked by 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies

CTOvision

Read Luke O’Neill explain how 5G, cloud and SD-WAN technologies could plug the shortcomings of the Wide Area Networks on Tech Target : In the old days, about a decade ago, remote employees would go into a branch office, sit at a desk with a laptop or desktop computer and connect to the company LAN, […]. News

WAN 223

Cisco unveils sweeping new cloud capabilities, SASE and WAN forecasting offerings

Tech Republic Cloud

The post Cisco unveils sweeping new cloud capabilities, SASE and WAN forecasting offerings appeared first on TechRepublic. CloudThe new products, introduced at Cisco Live and RSA, aim to simplify IT management and operations.

WAN 131
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Speeding Up Cloud Services with SD-WAN

CompTIA on Cybersecurity

Learn how to speed up network traffic and cloud services with SD-WAN

WAN 90

Cisco expands its SD-WAN software for wider reach, better security

Network World

Cisco has broadened the scope of Cisco SD-WAN software by growing its reach and security, and expanding its support for deploying multi-region WAN fabric.

WAN 125

Cloudflare introduces SD-WAN- and firewall-as-a-service offerings

Tech Republic Security

In a bid to replace MPLS circuits and SD-WAN appliances, Cloudflare has introduced Magic WAN and Magic Firewall and partnerships with VMware, Aruba, Digital Realty, CoreSite and EdgeConneX

Setting Up the WAN for Cloud Connectivity

Data Center Knowledge

As data demands continue to grow, organizations are using cloud and WAN optimization technologies to help create new business strategies and improve user experience Read More. Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Infrastructure Networking Virtualization cloud WAN wanop

WAN 140

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.

WAN 116

Data Center Connectivity: Why Your WAN is More Critical Than Ever

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud and wireless traffic are breaking new ground. Featured Networking WAN wan optimizationIs your business keeping up? Read More.

WAN 144

SD-WAN may be the future of the hybrid workplace, study suggests

Tech Republic Data Center

92% of IT decision-makers polled by Masergy and Altman Solon say they plan to adopt SD-WAN by 2026, and more than half plan to use a hybrid public/private model

WAN 131

WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

Network World

Latency and reliability concerns set car rental company Sixt on a path to rearchitect its WAN. WAN challenges steer Sixt to cloud-native SASE deployment (Network World).

WAN 153

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

WAN 157

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.

WAN 146

WAN Orchestration Leveraging Big Data

Data Center Knowledge

We are entering an era of branch office and cloud connectivity where a single static WAN resource will not be able to provide service levels that organizations demand from their networks, writes Dr. Cahit Akin of Mushroom Networks. WAN orchestration is a powerful concept that will help facilitate.

WAN 166

Gartner: SSE is SASE minus the SD-WAN

Network World

Secure access service edge, a term Gartner coined in 2019, combines security and networking in a single, scalable, cloud-based platform that fits well in a world in which employees work from home and mostly access cloud-based apps and services.

WAN 148

Google Cloud announces Network Connectivity Center to simplify hybrid cloud management

Venture Beast

Google Cloud announced the Network Connectivity Center to integrate management of on-premises IT, as well as cloud-based services. Read More.

New report looks at SD-WAN deployment and preferences across industries

Tech Republic Cloud

Microsoft Azure earns top marks and financial services lead the way in SD-WAN adoption, according to a report from Barracuda Networks

WAN 112

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

WAN 111

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.

WAN 108

Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy 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.

WAN 120

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?

WAN 111

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

WAN 83

How SD-WAN is evolving into Secure Access Service Edge

Network World

The technology category, which Gartner and other network experts first introduced earlier this year, converges the WAN edge and network security into a cloud-based, as-a-service delivery model. There are a handful of existing SD-WAN providers, including Cato Networks, Juniper, Fortinet and Versa, that are expected to compete in the emerging SASE market. There will be other SD-WAN vendors jumping on this wagon, and the industry is likely to see another wave of startups.

WAN 102

Cloud culture calls for flexible networks

Computer Weekly

Cloud-based workloads demand more flexibility, so how can businesses rethink their WAN strategies to accommodate this

WAN 183

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.

WAN 89

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.

WAN 74

IDG Contributor Network: When SD-WAN is more than SD-WAN

Network World

As the SD-WAN market has matured, one thing has become very clear: SD-WAN will not exist on its own. Predominantly, we’re seeing security and SD-WANs merge. Just consider some of the activity: Velocloud recently announced its SD-WAN Security Technology Partner Program to integrate with other security vendor’s products. Cato Networks built its own integrated security and networking stack in the cloud. Companies need more than just an SD-WAN in branch offices.

WAN 76

Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

Network World

Fortinet has rolled out a new version of its FortiOS operating system that gives customers the ability to manage security capabilities across their cloud assets and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) environments. the company’s Fortinet Security Fabric gives a view of customers’ public and private clouds – including Amazon Web Services and Azure – as well as assets on and their software-defined WANs, says John Maddison, Fortinet’s senior vice president of products.

WAN 73

Survey finds SD-WANs are hot, but satisfaction with telcos is not

Network World

This week SD-WAN vendor Cato Networks announced the results of its Telcos and the Future of the WAN in 2019 survey. All of the respondents have a cloud presence, and almost 80% have at least two data centers. The study was a mix of companies of all sizes, with 42% being enterprise-class (over 2,500 employees). More than 70% had a network with more than 10 locations, and almost a quarter (24%) had over 100 sites.

WAN 99

Koch Industries embraces networking as a service

Venture Beast

Koch Industries transitions to WAN service provided by Alkira as part of its effort to consume IT infrastructure rather than build it. Cloud Enterprise Security VB Home Page Alkira category-/Business & Industrial cloud services Koch Industries networking WAN

Cyan’s Planet Orchestrate Integrates Cloud, NFV and WAN

Data Center Knowledge

Solution seeks to bring together disparate network resources and orchestrate them centrally Read More. Networking cyan NFV sdn

WAN 156

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.

WAN 113

4 Key Cloud Considerations For Data Center Managers

Data Center Knowledge

With the evolution of the cloud platform, it''s a good time to look at a few considerations when working with the modern cloud. Bill Kleyman looks at four major issues that must be addressed by many data center and IT managers: Cloud Computing Virtualization cloud considerations private cloud Public cloud SAN sizing WAN

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.

WAN 232

Why the cloud will never eat the data center

Network World

So, just suppose that the cloud did what some radical thinkers say, and “absorbed the network”. Companies are already committed to a virtual form of networking for their WAN services, based on VPN s or SD-WAN , rather than building their own WANs from pipes and routers.

WAN 156

Aryaka gains SASE features with Secucloud acquisition

Venture Beast

Aryaka acquires Secucloud to add SASE services to its existing portfolio of SD-WAN services for a post-pandemic world. Cloud Enterprise Security VB Home Page Aryaka category-/Computers & Electronics/Networking/VPN & Remote Access SASE SD-WAN Secucloud

WAN 73

Welcome to Fog Computing: Extending the Cloud to the Edge

Data Center Knowledge

Featured Cisco Cloud Computing edge networking edge services fog computing streaming WAN There''s a new buzz word in distributed computing - Fog Computing. The idea of fog computing is to distribute data to move it closer to the end-user to eliminate latency and numerous hops, and support mobile computing and data streaming.

IDG Contributor Network: Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

Network World

When Amazon first rolled out AWS, few could imagine servers running in the cloud. I find SD-WANs to be facing a similar battle. It’s inconceivable to many that an SD-WAN could replace MPLS. At one recent client, a chemical company, the team was looking to transition from MPLS to SD-WAN. The security group, though, could not accept the fact that SD-WANs met the requirements stipulated by CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) guiding the chemical industry.

WAN 72

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.

WAN 62

IDG Contributor Network: Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Network World

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. Despite this growing adoption of cloud services, many enterprises have resisted connecting their remote offices directly to application providers over the public Internet.

WAN 60

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

WAN 166

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.

We Don't Need Jedi's

Forrester IT

Obi Wan had the means to solve our cyber security talent shortage all along. Obi Wan teaches this young bad haircut having farm boy how to be a Jedi, he indoctrinates him in the methods and practices of the Jedi Order and provides him with a weapon and skills that enable him to perform his purpose more effectively and with an efficiency far beyond his years, and he does this all very quickly (like stupid quickly if you think about it …). Read more Categories: Cloud Security.

WAN 240

Palo Alto shapes SASE package for hybrid enterprises

Network World

Palo Alto Networks has bolted together its SD-WAN and security technologies to offer an integrated, cloud-based, secure-access service edge (SASE) offering aimed at simplifying distributed enterprises.

WAN 111