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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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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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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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. 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. The WAN: Risk and reward for today’s attackers.

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

Data Center Knowledge

The 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. Business Cisco Deals Networks

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

Network World

With everything from massive data breaches at global organizations to explosive ransomware attacks that infect hundreds of thousands of users within days, it’s well established that enterprises these days are dealing with more threats than ever before – all of which are increasing in abundance, frequency and complexity.

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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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Techtalk Episode 2: Software-Defined WAN

Virtualized Greek

In the latest TechTalk, I talk about my enlightenment and therefore expansion of the concept of Software-Defined WANs. A couple of years ago I put out a definition of SD WAN and after listening to a recent Packetpushers I change my In the latest TechTalk, I talk about my enlightenment and therefore expansion of the concept of Software-Defined WANs. A couple of years ago I put out a definition of SD WAN and after listening to a recent Packetpushers I change my tune.

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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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How to implement a low-power WAN to support the IoT

Computer Weekly

We explore the options and the implementation process for an LPWAN to support internet of things projects in the enterprise

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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.

Help Me Obi Wan

IT Toolbox

When old Ben Kenobi sat down with Luke Skywalker to listen to a plea for help from Princess Leia, the audience for the first Star Wars movie saw a hologram of Leia, delivering her message to the Jedi knight. Now, Digital Video Enterprises (DVE), one of the few telepresence solution providers, has announced the launch of the DVE Holo-Suite, which can create ultra-realistic holographic images of people

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

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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Brocade Pitches Extension Switch as Replacement for WAN Optimization Appliances

Data Center Knowledge

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

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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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Applying ATM to a WAN Solution

IT Toolbox

An optical backbone, operated at the OC-3c rate of 155 Mbps, connects ATM switches from Fore Systems Inc. bought by Ericsson), at each location. Sun workstations (bought out by Oracle) connect to the ATM switches using a 100Mbps TAXI interface

4 Key Cloud Considerations For Data Center Managers

Data Center Knowledge

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

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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.

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

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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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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MWC 2017: Standard allows for LoRaWAN roaming

Computer Weekly

A LoRa Alliance draft standard will allow wider collaboration and cross-border use cases for long range WAN IoT network operators by enabling roaming

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

Virtualized Greek

I am however intrigued by SD WAN. I am however intrigued by SD WAN. One of the use cases I've mentioned for SD-WAN is saving on circuit costs ([link] while improving network service levels. 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.

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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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.

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Battle hots up over next-gen networks

Computer Weekly

The arrival of SD-WAN technology effectively removed telcos’ lock-in for WAN services. We assess the current market


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

Data Center Knowledge

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

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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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Risky Business: When Disaster Strikes With No Recovery Plan

Data Center Knowledge

WAN Virtualization can be deployed to prevent disasters from affecting business continuity and speed recovery, writes.

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