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How to make the business case for SD-WAN

Potential SD-WAN savings can be broken down into hard and soft savings. Hard savings come from new connectivity contracts, including reduction in the use of MPLS in favor of less expensive options, such as broadband or cellular. Soft...

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SD-WAN: The inside scoop from real-world deployments

Enterprise network pros share SD-WAN best practices and lessons learned.

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Self-healing SD-WAN removes the drama of high-availability planning

No more complex high-availability decision making.

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5 criteria for application-aware SD-WANs

SD-WANs are not a panacea to all application performance problems. An application-aware network adds the intelligence to the network to optimize all applications under all conditions.

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Analysts: SD-WAN 5-year annual growth rate tops 40%

Becoming the “backbone of the enterprise,” SD-WAN market could hit $4.5 billion by 2022, IDC says, even as businesses seek integrated management and security features.

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What are the options for securing SD-WAN?

A look at SD-WAN security capabilities and partnerships from vendors, including Aruba, Cisco, Riverbed, and Silver Peak.

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4 considerations when replacing managed WAN services with SD-WAN

There are several implications to choosing to outsource SD-WAN to your carrier.

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SD-WAN: Hardening external connectivity

Traditionally, SD-WAN was used to connect internal resources. Nowadays challenges arise as to how we connect external identities such as remote partners and mobile workers from multiple locations.

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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: Get ready for the network's next act

At Cisco Live, CEO Chuck Robbins outlines Cisco’s vision for the future of networking -- and it’s never been brighter.

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To accelerate cloud application performance, start by mapping your apps

How to get more from your SD-WAN deployment with a cloud-ready WAN.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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3 generations of secure SD-WAN services

Secure SD-WAN services are becoming increasingly popular, but not all services are the same.

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Why carriers aren't ready for SD-WAN services

An insider's guide to SD-WAN services.

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WAN Summit recap: challenges facing SD-WAN services

The WAN Summit show just finished up in New York. Here’s a look at one of the major trends—the growth of secure, SD-WAN services.

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Understanding Virtual Private Networks [and why VPNs are important to SD-WAN]

VPNs can create secure remote-access and site-to-site connections inexpensively, are a stepping stone to software-defined WANs, and are proving useful in IoT.

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It’s time for SD-WAN to grow up

Some often-missed considerations drawn from hard lessons learned by SD-WAN early adopters.

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Riverbed’s 'firework' CEO, Jerry Kennelly, retires

After leading Riverbed for 16 years, co-founder and CEO Jerry Kennelly turns the reigns over to Paul Mountford.

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Carrier SD-WAN: SD-WAN should be more than just an MPLS complement

Simply put, enterprises should be able to abandon MPLS when they have a better approach.

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