SD-WAN

All about software-defined WANs (SD-WANs)

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Managing and securing the corporate WAN is the top challenge for network professionals

As the network becomes infinitely more expansive and complex, it’s clear that network professionals are dealing with exorbitantly more challenges in both managing and securing their network.

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MPLS explained

Multi-protocol label switching is a way to insure reliable connections for real-time applications, but it's expensive, leading enterprises to consider SD-WAN as a way to limit its use.

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What do ogres, onions and SD-WAN security have in common? Layers!

Aryaka launches Passport, a multi-layered security platform and ecosystem that provides best-of-breed security at every level of an SD-WAN.

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The delivery challenges every SD-WAN project must consider

To replace MPLS, SD-WAN projects must also replace the packaging around MPLS services.

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Cisco’s intent-based networks now available for the WAN

Cisco continues to innovate in the area of intent-based networks and now brings the advanced network model to the biggest area of pain for most companies -- the WAN.

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Cisco attacks SD-WAN with software from Viptela, Meraki acquisitions

New Cisco software will address SD-WAN challenges with help improving application performance, planning bandwidth allocation, and modeling how policy changes might affect network performance.

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How to choose the right SD-WAN transport and why it matters

The changing face of business applications requires a fresh approach.

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What does SD-Branch mean for security, storage and IoT?

Is the centrally orchestrated SD-Branch the successor to SD-WAN for enterprises?

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SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology's journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but...

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Juniper Networks expands multi-cloud connectivity portfolio

Juniper Networks' new offerings include products to connect the data center to the cloud, as well as security and connectivity tools for branch offices.

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Comparing global internet access services for SD-WAN: huge differences in pricing and quality

For enterprises deploying a global SD-WAN solution, selecting the right ISP is important.

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Demand for managed SD-WAN services skyrockets

Demand for SD-WAN delivered as a managed service is exploding as customers see the benefits that SD-WAN can bring to their distributed organizations. For example, communications service providers (CSPs) such as Verizon, NTT, and...

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Why WAN metrics are not enough in SD-WAN policy enforcement

SD-WAN captures metrics that go far beyond the typical WAN measurements including application response time, network transfer time, and server response time.

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Choosing ISPs for SD-WAN: don’t be pound foolish

I was in the local Best Buy the other day and overheard a conversation between a saleswoman and a father looking to buy a computer for his daughter. Apparently, the daughter is a designer, which of course requires lots of heavy...

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4 questions to ask before deploying SD-WAN

What do you need to deploy an SD-WAN to meet your business connectivity needs?

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SD-Branch: What it is and why you'll need it

SD-WAN deployments show the power of software-defined networking and virtualization to improve bandwidth efficiency and deliver application performance, and now this software-centric approach is being applied to the unique...

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Wide-area networks: What WANs are and where they’re headed

WANs connect smaller networks across long distances, and their architecture, protocols and technologies have evolved to their latest incarnation, SD-WAN.

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Will China start blocking SD-WAN traffic…today?

The mystery should start clearing up very soon, so you should sit tight for now before racing off for a technology decision that might constrain you going forward.

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China to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic by Jan. 11

If you have facilities in China, you're going to need to address this VPN registration issue, if it hasn’t been addressed already.

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Is it time for a network tax cut?

How did our profession ever get to a place where network taxes are deemed unworthy of our attention?

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