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  • Will virtual CPE and SD-WAN functionalities converge?

    Service providers face a tradeoff when it comes to distinct virtual CPE and SD-WAN services. But networking expert Lee Doyle says those services could merge into one functionality. Continue Reading

  • SD-WAN explained: Getting your questions answered

    Our SearchSDN networking experts aim for SD-WAN explained in this Q&A compilation, with topics ranging from vertical markets it can benefit to the merits of WAN optimization vs. SD-WAN. Continue Reading

  • Networking development takes on voice quality, SD-WAN security

    The old telephone systems set a high bar for engineering its network for call quality. Then came the internet, and with it, new technologies like VoIP and other applications that need to always operate with high reliability and quality standards. In this edition of Network Evolution, we look at what's driving VoIP networking development and what users expect when it comes to voice and video quality.

    And equally as important to networking development is security, network managers who are deploying software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) say. Vendors are beginning to offer products that build security into an overall SD-WAN provisioning platform, and users are looking for features that manage firewalls while not degrading performance. In this issue we study several use cases for SD-WAN technology.

    Finally, Cisco has stepped up its certification and training programs in an effort to build its reputation as a software provider. For professionals working with Cisco's Digital Network Architecture, the new certifications offer more education on how to manage and automate networks through a central software console instead of reprogramming hardware individually.

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  • How to prevent network downtime in the modern enterprise

    Today's enterprise network finds itself under unprecedented strain, with the number of connected devices and "things" increasing and end-user expectations of speed and performance growing. Meanwhile, as IT professionals strive to offer the latest and greatest technological services to customers, network resources don't always keep pace. Something has to give.

    Such a scenario is ripe for significant, unscheduled network downtime, and in the digital age, these outages come at large scale and enormous cost. Enterprises that have recently experienced major network downtime -- such as Delta Airlines and Salesforce -- have lost millions of dollars and suffered incalculable blows to their brands and reputations. Organizations simply can't afford outages like these in today's digital-first business environment. In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore the dynamics of the modern outage, and how enterprises can minimize their risk of network downtime.

    Also in this issue, we take a look at evolving automation tools and how they can make network managers' lives easier. And finally, we'll tell you what you need to know about Cisco's new digital whiteboard, Spark Board, and how it stacks up against Microsoft's Surface Hub.

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  • Are MPLS network deployments in decline?

    There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.  I believe WAN technology is becoming less about ... Continue Reading

  • New WAN access options improve availability, performance

    The old last-mile delivery problem for enterprise network access has become a WAN access first-mile opportunity, as new options improve network availability and performance. Continue Reading