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LoRa takes a trip to the moon and back, chirping all the way

LoRa wireless that's used in IoT networks is known as a low-power, long-range technology—long-range enough to carry a message between Earth and the moon.

SD-WAN Predictions

IDC: Cisco, Fortinet, HPE-Aruba, VMware lead hot SD-WAN market

IDC's “MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment” looks at the capabilities and evaluates the core features offered by 12 SD-WAN infrastructure vendors.

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Rethinking the WAN: Zero Trust network access can play a bigger role

COVID-induced work-from-home prompted WAN innovations that demonstrate VPNs and SD-WAN aren’t the only good options.

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Cisco tool makes it easier to meld SD-WAN, security domains

Cisco Integrated Domain support in its latest release of Cisco DNA Center and SD-WAN vManage boost SD-WAN securit

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Wacky as Facebook’s metaverse sounds, enterprises will have to deal with it

Like it or not, as workers come to expect metaverse communications, enterprises networks will have to support it, so IT pros need to start planning now to fight its biggest enemy: latency.

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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Palo Alto shapes SASE package for hybrid enterprises

Palo Alto’s Prisma SASE brings together the company’s its core Prisma Access package with the company’s Prisma SD-WAN technology

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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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