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SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

SD-WAN, a software approach managing wide-area networks, offers ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs, and can improve connectivity to branch offices.

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AT&T’s purchase of Vyatta Software bolsters its virtualization push

AT&T will acquire Vyatta Software from Brocade. Here’s why it matters to AT&T’s virtualization efforts.

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Aruba announces campus core switch for the digital enterprise

The Aruba 8400 switch’s programmability, automation, monitoring and analytics capabilities allows customers to spend more time working on strategic initiatives.

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Cisco to network engineers: Get comfortable with software. It’s here to stay

In this digital software-driven world, where companies must move with speed, software skills are now a must for network engineers.

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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

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State of the WAN: 50% of WAN traffic is in the cloud

Aryaka’s 2017 State of the WAN report shows the cloud era has arrived in a big way, making SD-WANs business-critical.

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Hottest news from OpenStack Summit

This week than 5,000 attendees from 63 countries descended on Boston and more than 100 sponsoring companies released myriad products and services. Here are some of the highlights.

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Versa brings multiple functions to software-defined branch networks

Versa Networks wants to help enterprises overcome some of the complexity of branch networks with new multi-function software for its Versa Cloud IP Platform.

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Verizon taps into open source, white box fervor with new CPE offering

Verizon this week said it would begin offering x86-based servers with OpenStack software aimed at customers looking to support all manner of advanced cloud, software defined networking and network functions virtualization (NSF)-based...

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The magic in your metadata

Metadata gives insight into data usage and uncovers patterns that enable predictive intelligence to automate storage efficiency and save IT budgets

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SD-WANs: Too complicated for engineers?

When selecting a SD-WAN technology provider, make sure the partner doing the configuration and installation is experienced.

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Why Cisco needs SD-WAN vendor Viptela

Cisco already has two SD-WAN solutions—Intelligent WAN and Meraki SD-WAN—so why does it need Viptela? One word: options.

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Pluribus recharges, expands software-defined network platform

Pluribus replaces current SDN software with Adaptive Cloud Fabric.

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Tips and tricks for a successful SD-WAN

Early adopters share their secrets for achieving cost savings and performance benefits.

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Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

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.

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NetOps: Can networks be both available and agile?

NetOps can help deliver a network that is agile in its configuration, capacity and operations, offering high levels of reliability, performance and security.

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The evolution of data center segmentation

Micro-segmentation, an evolution of network security, lets organizations add granular segmentation policies to their data center transformation strategy.

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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network...

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