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

Data Center Knowledge

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

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Data Center Connectivity: How to Use WAN for Competitive Advantage

Data Center Knowledge

Here's how WAN can help your organization's cloud, IT, and data center strategies. Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Networking WAN wan optimizationIn today's digital market, organizations are trying to find ways to create more competitive advantages. Read More.

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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

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Exinda Launches WAN Orchestration Platform

Data Center Knowledge

Exinda''s Network Orchestrator is a WAN Orchestration solution for network managers and administrators Read More. Networking exinda

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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.

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IDG Contributor Network: SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

Network World

With RSA San Francisco—one of, if not the biggest security show of the year—behind us, it’s a good time to revisit security and SD-WANs. I know, we already lived through Yoda’s prognostications about the future of networking and security. In that blog post, we spoke about vendor approaches to securing the new Internet connections created by SD-WAN. There’s another dimension, though, to SD-WAN security that we didn’t discuss and that’s about the WAN.

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NFV helps telcos save money on WAN infrastructure

Computer Weekly

Telecoms providers are optimising their services through network function virtualisation, How does this affect your network strategy

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Insurance broker Simply Business ditches legacy MPLS for SD-WAN

Computer Weekly

Insurance business finds networking a breeze after ditching its unresponsive managed services provider and implementing VeloCloud’s latest software-defined wide area network technology

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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

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What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

Network World

A key component of SD-WAN is its ability to secure unreliable Internet links and identify anomalous traffic flows. SD-WAN technology providers are continuing to increase their native security features and to create robust ecosystems of network-security partners. [ Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ].

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IDG Contributor Network: Security serves as an essential component to growing an enterprise with SD-WAN

Network World

As enterprises endeavor to expand domestic and global footprints, agile network infrastructure connectivity across geographies continues to prove an ongoing challenge. In particular, ensuring that data shared over these networks is protected from unauthorized access is a primary directive in today’s evolving cyber threat landscape. After all, if the cost of convenience is increased network vulnerabilities, can it be considered a sound approach?

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Cisco talks 2017 SD-WAN predictions

Network World

There certainly was a ton of hype in Software Defined-WAN arena in 2016 but to be fair there was a lot of actual deployment of technology and services as well. In December Gartner wrote that spending on SD-WAN products will rise from $129 million in 2016 to $1.24 billion in 2020.

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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. The technology is merging with other networking technologies, ultimately becoming a feature of a much larger bundle. 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.

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

Network World

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. Any innovative technology faces a battle of doubt.

Applying Frame Relay to a WAN Solution

IT Toolbox

The firm selected frame relay as the technology basis for the broadband inter-network and the selected a national communications company as the frame relay IXC provider. LECs in each city provided the connection between the offices and the core network

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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. Some great opportunities are emerging for enterprise IT teams that can materially impact how the network is designed, paid for and managed. It reduces performance, and adds significant load at hubs on the network — not ideal when this can represent 80 percent or more of the traffic.

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SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

Network World

Software Defined Networking vendor Versa this week added support for IPv6 to its SD- WAN and security packages. According to Kumar Mehta , founder and CDO of Versa Networks by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security, customers will have the flexibility to design their WAN under IPv4 today and protect it from obsolescence as they switch over to IPv6 in the future.

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Cisco Buying SD-WAN Startup Viptela May Herald a Sunset for MPLS

Data Center Knowledge

Business Cisco Deals NetworksThe deal gives customers moving data between home and branch offices a third option, even though the truth may be there’s just one. Read More.

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CloudGenix Nets $25M in Software-Defined WAN Market Push

Data Center Knowledge

Networking cloudgenix sdnStartup beefs up war chest in competition with Cisco, Juniper, Cyan, and others. Read More.

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IDG Contributor Network: The case for securing the SD-WAN

Network World

Among other things, this rapidly evolving threat environment can be attributed to new and expanding threat vectors that have opened the door for external threats to reach critical business assets via non-corporate entities, whether through a consumer device, poorly secured partner network or branch office.

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


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. However, only 15 percent of those surveyed said they were planning to expand WAN capacity.

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Brocade Pitches Extension Switch as Replacement for WAN Optimization Appliances

Data Center Knowledge

Networking Improves replication performance with =data compression and disk and tape protocol acceleration Read More.

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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

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Riverbed buys Xirrus to add wireless to SD-WAN line-up

Computer Weekly

Network performance technology supplier says acquisition will strengthen its software-defined network offering

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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.

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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.

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Riverbed Updates Steelhead Hardware and Software

Data Center Knowledge

Riverbed announced that it has extended its market leading Steelhead wide area network (WAN) optimization product family with the addition of a new hardware appliance and upgrades to its Steelhead software. Networking riverbed WAN

CTO Advisor Chat Episode 1 – SD-WAN The killer SDN app

Virtualized Greek

I struggled to find the killer application for Software-Defined Networking. The PacketPushers who are the geekiest of networking geeks don’t feel Cisco ACI or VMware NSX are mature enough for the average enterprise. I am however intrigued by SD WAN. I struggled to find the killer application for Software-Defined Networking. The PacketPushers who are the geekiest of networking geeks don't feel Cisco ACI or VMware NSX are mature enough for the average enterprise.

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Dutch manufacturer turns to SDN to save 30% on network costs

Computer Weekly

Huisman, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of heavy construction equipment, has chosen Masergy to supply a hybrid WAN and SDN platform to connect multiple global locations

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Adaptiva: OneSite – Advanced IT Systems Management Software


Adaptiva’s award-winning OneSite is a paradigm-shifting SCCM add-on, helping some of the world’s most valuable brands optimize the performance of widely distributed IT networks. It provides system administrators with the ability to run SCCM from a single site with no DPs for distribution, and no impact to business WAN traffic.

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Software-Defined WANs: Viptela gets $75M in funding

Network World

Looking to continue tapping a market IDC says will be worth $6 billion by 2020, Software-Defined WAN company Viptela today said it raised $75M in a Series C round of financing. More on Network World: What network technology is going to shake up your WAN ?+ The new round of funding brings Viptela’s total funding to about $110M. The company said it would use the proceeds to grow sales, marketing, technical support and research and development.

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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. to SaaS providers. 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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Connections Redefining the Enterprise Network

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock The computer and the network that connects them are both inextricably linked to the success of any business. T]he network creates value in connection. Another impressive reality lies in how IoT is becoming the glue of the extended network supply chain.

SCCM: Deploying enormous packages across a WAN

Mick's IT Blog

You can create a package in SCCM that points to a network share and runs from it. To use this option, you need a network share in all remote locations. We keep our remote network shares updated via robocopy from our home office share. NOTE: In order to make this work, you will need a network share at each OU, otherwise the install will take place across the WAN. Also, the remote network shares will need the package robocopied to them first

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BT offers enterprise customers flexible bandwidth for peak usage

Computer Weekly

New element of BT IP Connect Global WAN service will enable businesses to dial their network capacity up and down at will

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