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Gartner: SD-WAN, SASE biggest drivers of WAN edge infrastructure

More and more WANs live on the Internet, according to the latest market report.

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What is MPLS: What you need to know about multi-protocol label switching

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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Tailoring SD-WAN to fit your needs

SD-WAN overhead, on ramps, off ramps, and security are variable and must be chosen carefully to satisfy your requirements.

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Comcast grabs SD-WAN specialist Masergy

Deal to acquire software-defined networking company Masergy will give Comcast Business a boost in the enterprise SD-WAN and SASE markets.

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Top SD-WAN vendors and how they got there

Big networking players like Cisco, HPE, and VMware, but also more specialized vendors like Versa and Fortinet, offer different flavors of SD-WAN for varying enterprise needs.

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Are enterprises loving managed services?

Netops specialists are hard to find, and Cisco, Extreme, and Juniper are among those trying to fill the void with managed services.

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5 steps for modernizing enterprise networks

Software-defined networking, artificial intelligence, cloud, new Wi-Fi and 5G options, and network security can combine to improve performance of traditional networks.

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Extreme targets SD-WAN services with Ipanema buy

Extreme Networks says it will acquire Ipanema’s SD-WAN business for about $73M.

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Is SD-WAN out to kill 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 buyers guide: Key questions to ask vendors (and yourself)

SD-WAN purchasing starts with deciding DIY vs. managed service, but includes asking about details like microsegmentation, path control, service chaining, and how it’s going to fit with SASE

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Why the cloud will never eat the data center

Even if traditional data-center tasks are all moved to the cloud, there will still be a need for on-site infrastructure that will ultimately require what looks like a traditional data center.

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How to avoid the network-as-a-service shell game

NaaS might thrill CFOs trying to keep costs down, but a careful look is warranted to make sure the potential benefits are really there.

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Juniper takes SASE security control to the cloud

Juniper is rolling out Security Director Cloud to provide a central point of management for enterprise security management.

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SASE is coming, but adoption will be slow (especially for large enterprises)

Smaller organizations eye SASE to provide secure access to applications. Lack of maturity, existing security and digital transformation investments give large enterprises pause on SASE.

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NaaS: Network-as-a-service is the future, but it’s got challenges

NaaS offers flexibility, rapid provisioning, and predictable costs, but needs to resolve issue of vendor lock-in and service-level.

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Google and Cisco extend SD-WAN, cloud network-management integration

Cisco has integrated its SD-WAN technology with Google's Network Connectivity Center, a new management platform designed to simplify on-prem and cloud networking.

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Cloudflare wants to be your corporate network backbone with centralized management and security

Magic WAN and Magic Firewall aim to simplify linking sites and datacenters while allowing organizations to better enforce security policies.

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SD-WAN may be the key to smart network services

Managed SD-WAN devices at the edge could be how network operators personalize services for enterprises.

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WAN challenges steer auto-rental firm to SASE

SASE helps global car-rental company Sixt strengthen its network security architecture and ride out COVID-19 challenges.

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