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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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

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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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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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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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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. [ See where SDN is going and learn the difference between SDN and NFV. | Get regularly scheduled insights by signing up for Network World newsletters. ].

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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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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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New Hyper-V Forum New WAN-Optimized Replication & Backup O365


The post New Hyper-V Forum New WAN-Optimized Replication & Backup O365 appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. There is three breaking news from Altaro last week. There is a new Office 365 backup and restore solution in the town. And one latest version of VM backup solution called Altaro VM backup 8.0. The latest news is there is a new community forum for IT Pros from Altaro, and it’s called A Dojo forum […].

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VeloCloud launches an SD-WAN security ecosystem

Network World

It’s a great time to be in the SD-WAN business. IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $6 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 90% over the 2015-to-2020 forecast period. By 2018, 82% are expected to be using SD-WAN. This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices. Click here to subscribe.

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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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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. Masergy bundles SD-WAN (Silver Peak and its own technology) with third-party security services in the cloud.

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

Network World

How can a WAN deliver the flexibility and agility necessary to help an organization grow without increasing exposure to data breaches and other security problems? As enterprises endeavor to expand domestic and global footprints, agile network infrastructure connectivity across geographies continues to prove an ongoing challenge.

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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

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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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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

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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.

What do ogres, onions and SD-WAN security have in common? Layers!

Network World

Security for SD-WANs — but that may not seem obvious to everyone. Also read: The case for securing the SD-WAN | Sign up: Get the latest tech news sent directly to your in-box. This week SD-WAN provider, Aryaka, which is now neck and neck with VeloCloud/VMware in market share, according to IHS Markit, announced Passport, a multi-layered security platform and ecosystem that provides best-of-breed security at every level of a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN).

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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