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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SCCM: Deploying enormous packages across a WAN

Mick's IT Blog

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. As many of you might know, deploying huge packages through SCCM can be a challenge. The first question you might ask is, define enormous. IMO, anything over the default 5GB client cache size is enormous. Working in the architecture/engineering industry, I encounter this issue quite often with Bentley, Autodesk, and Adobe applications.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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