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

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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.

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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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5 Windows Server 2016 features enterprises love

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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IDC: SD-WAN growth is exploding for at least the next 5 years

Just $225M in 2015, sales of SD-WAN gear will hit $1.19 billion this year as enterprises pick it to resolve challenges created by increasing cloud, mobile, big data, and analytics traffic.

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Software-defined networking touches every industry segment

Companies using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure are having success, proving software-defined networking (SDN) works and is ready for prime time.

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Cisco’s DevNet extends the value of its intent-based networking

Cisco’s new DNA Developer Center in DevNet helps developers and infrastructure teams derive more business value from Cisco’s new intent-based networking solution.

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Cisco brings intent-based networking to the end-to-end network

Cisco announced plans to deliver on “intent based” networking, which has the potential to be the biggest change ever in the way networks are managed.

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SD-WAN: What is it and why you’ll use it one day

SD-WAN, a software approach managing wide-area networks, offers ease of deployment, central manageability and reduced costs, and can improve connectivity to branch offices.

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AT&T’s purchase of Vyatta Software bolsters its virtualization push

AT&T will acquire Vyatta Software from Brocade. Here’s why it matters to AT&T’s virtualization efforts.

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Aruba announces campus core switch for the digital enterprise

The Aruba 8400 switch’s programmability, automation, monitoring and analytics capabilities allows customers to spend more time working on strategic initiatives.

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Cisco to network engineers: Get comfortable with software. It’s here to stay

In this digital software-driven world, where companies must move with speed, software skills are now a must for network engineers.

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How a logistics firm leverages SD-WAN for competitive advantage

Freight forwarding firm JAS Global has cut trimmed millions from its bandwidth costs using network software. Next, it intends to leverage the technology for a predictive analytics system.

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