WAN

Wide Area Networking (WAN)

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MPLS or IPsec VPN: which is better?

These days, you can get an extremely fast, fiber, business Internet connection for a relatively low cost. So, should you ditch your company's expensive MPLS Wide Area Network and replace it with an IPsec VPN over giant fiber Internet...

What is Dedicated Internet Access?

What is the difference between an inexpensive "shared" Internet connection and a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit for your company?

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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?

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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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Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

When it comes to security standards, the newness of SD-WAN technologies might raise questions among security professionals when it comes to HIPAA, CFATS, PCI and other compliance regulations.

Update on Spectrum: Billing systems scheduled to be merged

Update on Charter Spectrum Time Warner Cable Bright House Networks billing systems integration for enterprise customers.

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Apcela advises how to build a hybrid IT platform for better performance and stronger security

WAN architectures today are not optimized to handle hybrid applications. Mark Casey, president and CEO of Apcela, advises on how to build a new cloud-ready architecture to improve the security and performance of hybrid applications.

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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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Arista’s new solutions sets the standard for cloud scale

Zeus Kerravala believes the cloud will have a negative effect on many technologies, such as spinning disks (not flash) and rack mount servers, but the network does not fall into this category.

When SD-WAN is more than SD-WAN

SD-WAN has the potential to offer much more than a more manageable network using any choice of connectivity. Is security the next big opportunity for SD-WAN?

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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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State of the WAN: 50% of WAN traffic is in the cloud

Aryaka’s 2017 State of the WAN report shows the cloud era has arrived in a big way, making SD-WANs business-critical.

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SD-WANs: Too complicated for engineers?

When selecting a SD-WAN technology provider, make sure the partner doing the configuration and installation is experienced.

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ONUG gets closer to making SD-WANs talk to each other

A group of networking engineers and vendors is making progress toward an API that would help enterprises merge SD-WANs from different vendors.

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What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

SDN and SD-WAN can help prevent configuration errors, like the one that took out AWS recently, with the use of standard templates and error checking.

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SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

WAN segmentation is valuable in protecting your network from security vulnerabilities. SD-WAN makes it easy.

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Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners bets on Aryaka and SD-WAN

One of the leaders in Aryaka Network’s recent financing, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) believes SD-WAN has potential and that Aryaka will excel in this market.

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Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Terms and technologies come and go. I thought it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN it’s due. Not everyone agrees.

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SSL or IPsec: Which is best for IoT network security?

Network-based encryption such as SSL and IPsec can help guard against security threats to IoT gateways and devices. For this writer, IPsec is the better option.

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5 New Year's resolutions for the telecom industry

Here's a look at five New Year's resolutions telecom service providers can make for a healthy, happy and adventurous 2017.

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