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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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Microsoft, VMware marry Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware SD-WAN

The integration of Microsoft's Virtual WAN Hub and VMware's SD-WAN is aimed at making it easier for customers to deploy widely distributed business applications.

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Juniper extends AI to SD-WAN technology, unveils secure-access switch

Juniper integrates 128 Technology's Session Smart software with its Mist AI-based cloud management family.

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Juniper targets WAN automation with new software suite

The company’s new Paragon Automation suite promises to help eliminate manual tasks and workflow processes to ultimately make sure wide area network operations are working as expected and quickly fix problems if not.

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HPE intros SSD replacements for 10K RPM HDD server drives

For older HPE Apollo, ProLiant and Synergy servers still using SATA-connected disk drives, a speedy SSD replacement option is now available.

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Cisco bolsters edge networking family with expanded SD-WAN, security options

Cisco this week expanded its Catalyst 8000 Edge Platform family to offer enterprise edge customers more secure SD-WAN and cloud resource access options.

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Cisco tags critical security holes in SD-WAN software

Cisco has noted and fixed two “critical” and a number of “high” degree vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software portfolio.

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Native SD-WAN monitoring tools are not enough, survey says

SD-WAN platforms provide some native monitoring, but supplemental monitoring tools are needed, particularly when seeking the root cause of poor application performance, according to an Enterprise Management Associates survey.

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Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

With COVID-19 and a rising need for SASE, SD-WAN and cloud skills, businesses increasingly rely on in-house training to provide hands-on experience.

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AWS improves SD-WAN-to-cloud connectivity with Cisco, Aruba, Arista and others

Cisco taps into AWS Transit Gateway Connect with SD-WAN, ACI integration

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