Linda Musthaler

Linda Musthaler is a principal analyst with Essential Solutions Corp., which researches the practical value of information technology and how it can make individual workers and entire organizations more productive. Essential Solutions offers consulting services to computer industry and corporate clients to help define and fulfill the potential of IT.

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Tokalabs Software Defined Labs automates configuration of lab test-beds

Tokalabs Software Defined Labs automates configuration of lab test-beds

The primary challenge of running a test lab is the amount of time it takes to provision the test beds within the lab. This software defined lab platform automates the setup and configuration process so that tests can be accelerated.

Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

Get ready for the convergence of IT and OT networking and security

Collecting telemetry data from operational networks and passing it to information networks for analysis has its benefits. But this convergence presents big cultural and technology challenges.

Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Tempered Networks simplifies secure network connectivity and microsegmentation

Tempered Networks’ IDN platform uses the Host Identity Protocol to partition and isolate the network into trusted microsegments, providing an easy and cost-effective way to secure the network.

Teridion’s entry in the MNS market supports enterprise wide-area networking

Teridion’s entry in the MNS market supports enterprise wide-area networking

Why own your WAN infrastructure when you can lease it as a service? Teridion for Enterprise has a vast cloud network that provides accelerated performance to go from site to site, site to SaaS, and site to cloud data center.

Allied Telesis turns its networking focus to the U.S. market

Allied Telesis turns its networking focus to the U.S. market

While big names like Cisco and Juniper dominate the enterprise networking landscape, Allied Telesis quietly brings 30 years of experience and innovation to the market.

Beyond SD-WAN: VMware’s vision for the network edge

Beyond SD-WAN: VMware’s vision for the network edge

Under the ownership of VMware, the VeloCloud Business Unit is greatly expanding its vision of what an SD-WAN should be. VMware calls the strategy “the network edge.”

Meta Networks builds user security into its Network-as-a-Service

Meta Networks builds user security into its Network-as-a-Service

Meta Networks has a unique approach to the security of its Network-as-a-Service. A tight security perimeter is built around every user and the specific resources each person needs to access.

Software-defined perimeter brings trusted access to multi-cloud applications, network resources

Software-defined perimeter brings trusted access to multi-cloud applications, network resources

Today’s networks are both elastic and permeable. Software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology enables simpler, trusted, and secure access to applications in public or private cloud.

How managed network services are evolving to simplify the global WAN

How managed network services are evolving to simplify the global WAN

The managed network services market has traditionally been dominated by telcos that provide a common MPLS network, but that is slowly changing as new approaches are developed.

Software-defined connectivity planned for colocation data centers

Software-defined connectivity planned for colocation data centers

Stateless is working on a new architecture to bring software-defined networking to colocation data centers that are constrained by physical cross-connects.

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

How SD-WAN can improve your security strategy

SD-WAN introduces new security options, not previously available with legacy networking technologies, that make it easier to manage and secure network traffic.

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