Software-Defined Networking (SDN) news, trend analysis and opinion

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Leveraging Windows Server 2016 for hyperconvergence

Hyperconverged infrastructure tools in Windows Server 2016 can support storage, SDN and cost savings when building enterprise data centers.

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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...


What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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A software defined network requires reinventing IT devops

The journey of developing a pervasive network that reduces operating costs while enabling the competitive advantages of a modern digital enterprise starts with the vision and commitment of management.

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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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Secure your SDN controller

Security is one of the biggest challenges facing software-defined networks. To prevent unauthorized activity, it is essential that you secure your SDN controller.

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Inside Cisco’s DNA Center – the dashboard for intent-based networking

Cisco’s DNA Center is a new network automation software that the company has positioned as the interface for its ambitious intent-based networking (IBN) strategy. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: What is intent-based networking? | Why...


The network 3.0

Advancements in application awareness, service consistency and simplified management will drive better user experience due to an evolving level of intelligence in all layers of the network.


VMware jumps into SD-WAN with VeloCloud purchase

VMware to plans to buy VeloCloud, challenging Cisco in the fast-growing software-defined WAN market.

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Cisco brings intent-based networking to the data center

The latest release of Cisco’s intent-based networking solution, ACI 3.0, increases network automation, simplifies operational tasks and makes it easier to secure agile workloads.

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Is SD-WAN better than MPLS?

SD-WAN is something everyone's talking about but is it better than MPLS? My answer is yes... and it's easier to explain than baseball.

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SD-WAN Simplified!

This blog post is going a bit outside my usual “make sense to the C-Level” slant. I wanted to get in the weeds about reviewing SD-WAN products. We all know that’s where the fun really is!

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Cisco’s IWAN isn’t dead

Reports of the death of Cisco’s IWAN are greatly exaggerated. Not only is it still alive, but the integration of Viptela will only make it better, Cisco says.

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The 3 types of SD-WAN architecture

SD-WAN is catching fire but did you know there are 3 different categories of SD-WAN architecture, catering to specific types of WAN applications your company is using?

SDN: Technology to cut costs, speed new services

IT execs need to understand the benefits of this network technology in data centers and elsewhere.

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Top 5 Windows Server 2016 features that enterprises are deploying

A year after Windows Server 2016 has been released, these are the top capabilities organizations have been actively deploying in their enterprises.

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SDN and a life beyond the death of the internet

For enterprises concerned about secure and consistent network performance, the public internet cannot be the default solution anymore. Enterprises need to look beyond the public internet to their own private WANs, and specifically, to...

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Are you and your network ready for change?

Essential things to consider today to ensure you and your company are ready for digital transformation.

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