Software-Defined Networking/NFV

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Top 10 questions about Avaya’s networking business

Avaya Networking is strong and can stand on its own, but ongoing financial struggles have hurt the Avaya brand and led to talk of it being sold.

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Viptela taps former Cisco, Dell-EMC exec to lead SD-WAN charge

Software-Defined WAN vendor Viptela today announced industry veteran and former Cisco and Dell EMC executive Praveen Akkiraju will become its new CEO as the company looks to increase its presence in the rapidly-budding market.

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Death to the hybrid WAN

The continued use of hybrid WANs and SD-WANs just adds confusion to the terms. It’s time to use the term SD-WAN and stop talking about hybrid WANs.

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5 New Year's resolutions for the telecom industry

Here's a look at five New Year's resolutions telecom service providers can make for a healthy, happy and adventurous 2017.

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3 steps to increase the business value of your network

Raise both the strategic and business value of your infrastructure by making the network work for you with these three steps.

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Will networks and security converge in 2017?

We went rummaging through our fortune cookies and came up with this Yoda-like network and security prediction for 2017: security shall networking become.

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Network predictions for 2017

Zeus Kerravala dons his Carnac the Magnificent hat and offers five predictions for what will happen in the network world in 2017.

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Real edge computing will enable new business models

Real edge computing will enable new business models that could change the playing field in 5G.

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Citrix is building your workspace of the future

Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov – one year after taking over from long-time leader Mark Templeton – is working to show how all the company’s pieces play together in making Citrix the focal point of the ‘workspace of the future’ for nimble...

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Nokia to buy network analytics vendor Deepfield to fight DDoS attacks

Cloud providers and large enterprises don't know enough about what's going on in their networks, according to Nokia.

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Riverbed stabs at Cisco’s heart with next-gen routing

CEO Jerry Kennelly details beyond-WAN-optimization strategy that broadens Riverbed’s assault on top network rivals.

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How business growth relates to business infrastructure

Five things every CEO, board member, CIO and organizational leader needs to understand about their business infrastructure and its direct relationship to business growth.

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Should you buy an SD-WAN service?

More than 30 vendors offer an SD-WAN option. To decide which is best for you, start by looking at the three types of SD-WAN offerings.

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Big Switch adds security perimeter around SDN data center

Big Switch Networks today unraveled a wide-ranging group of products aimed at mitigating security attacks, scrutinizing cloud and container environments and improving its existing SDN-based monitoring software.

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Arista brings network flexibility to the network switch

Arista’s new 7160 series brings agility and programmability to the actual switch, giving customers the ability customize the product for specific location needs.

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Juniper boosts cloud analytics, machine learning tech with AppFormix buy

Looking to bolster its cloud analytics and machine learning technologies, Juniper today announced its intention to buy startup AppFormix for an undisclosed amount. AppFormix brings streaming analytics and machine learning...

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Cisco sales tick up, CEO Robbins bullish on data center, security, collaboration

Cisco announced Wednesday that it eked out 1% revenue growth in its fiscal first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, in what CEO Chuck Robbins described as a “challenging global business environment.”

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Gartner predicts: SD-WANs to replace routers, but which SD-WAN is the question

Gartner WAN expert says enterprises had better check SD-WAN vendors' balance sheets twice before selecting provider.

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