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SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

In evaluating SD-WAN, IT pros should look for better security, manageability and support for SaaS, but also check whether technology providers are likely to be acquired or perhaps close-up shop.

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Juniper broadens SD-Branch management, switch options

Juniper expands Contrail SD-WAN package to include support for SD-LAN operations.

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AWS rolls out Outposts for on-premises hybrid cloud

Cisco, Aruba, Juniper are among others that support Amazon's Outposts hybrid-cloud service supported by hardware in customers' private data centers.

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SD-WAN sector report: Growing with no end in sight

With the WAN in transition, incumbents make their move through acquisitions, while startups continue to innovate at the edge. Insider Pro looks at why SD-WAN is so hot.

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Cisco goes deep into AWS hybrid cloud with SD-WAN, security, Outposts data center support

Cisco took its integration with Amazon Web Services to a new level by saying it would integrate its SD-WAN, network services and security with the cloud giant’s just-released Outposts hybrid cloud environment.

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HPE, DoE partner for AI-driven energy efficiency

HPE and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory will work on developing AI and ML technologies for more efficient data-center operation

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Inphi launches DSPs for long-distance 400Gb networking

Inphi claims its new signaling chips will triple throughput while reducing power draw for transmissions up to 100 kilometers.

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How cloud providers' performance differs

The 2019 ThousandEyes Benchmark report shows that not all cloud providers are created equal across all regions

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SASE: Redefining the network and security architecture

Adoption of SASE reduces complexity and overhead, improves security and boosts application performance.

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Extreme targets data center automation with software, switches

Extreme Networks software and switches are trying to bring simplicity to complex data center fabric management

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IoT sensors must have two radios for efficiency

To extend battery life, IoT radios that send data should be powered only when there's data to send, and a second, power-sipper radio should just listen for a wake-up signal for the principal radio. Academics say they’re making...

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Everything you need to know about 10G, the future of broadband technology

10G is the cable industry’s vision for delivering a remarkable 10 gigabits per second to homes in the U.S. and around the globe.

Fortinet CEO: Network and security technologies give rise to security-driven networking

A conversation about the future of network security with Fortinet CEO Ken Xie

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10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

The fastest supercomputers in the world as ranked by TOP500 have reached a new milestone: all of the 500 systems on the list deliver at least 1 petaflop. These systems power scientific research at institutions around the world.

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White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

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Dell Tech’s PowerOne approach to hybrid cloud

As competition in the hybrid cloud space continues to heat up, Dell Technologies continues to expand its offerings to address shifting IT architectures while leveraging its broad portfolio of companies – including its deep connection...

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DXC is betting IT apps and services will stay on-premises

New DXC CEO Mike Salvino talks about getting rid of distraction businesses to focus on what he calls the enterprise stack.

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Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

With Wi-Fi an essential part of branch-office network access, its security and management needs to be fully baked into SD-Branch platforms.

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Space-sourced power could beam electricity where needed

Harvesting solar energy in space would provide off-grid electricity at night, and for areas that don’t receive much sunlight. A project has just received funding.

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