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  • October 16, 2017 16 Oct'17

    SD-WAN-only devices disappearing as market matures

    Companies want SD-WAN to become a piece of a multifunction network appliance for the branch. Therefore, SD-WAN vendors are adding WAN optimization, firewalls and IP services.

  • October 06, 2017 06 Oct'17

    ETSI industry group publishes six NFV specifications

    The ETSI Industry Specification Group for NFV is living up to its name with the publishing of six new NFV specifications. Also, NSS Labs puts SD-WAN products to the test.

  • October 06, 2017 06 Oct'17

    Dell open networking gets more 25 GbE switches, SD-WAN appliances

    An expanded Dell open networking portfolio includes a high-performing switch for connecting data centers and a 25 GbE model with a new OS for managing network fabrics.

  • September 28, 2017 28 Sep'17

    Monetising your enterprise WAN

    Right now, if you’re responsible for transforming your legacy wide-area network estate, you might be asking yourself, what does it mean to monetise your enterprise WAN? How can I leverage my WAN as ...

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  • hybrid WAN

    A hybrid WAN is a wide area network that sends traffic over two or more connection types. Hybrid WANs permit dynamic traffic engineering across both private and public domains, using a variety of connectivity options to make the best use of network resources. Continue Reading

  • Existing and emerging SD-WAN service models explained

    Two main SD-WAN service models exist for users to choose from, but more could be on the way due to regulatory and industry development efforts. Find out what works for you. Continue Reading

  • What are the advantages of SD-WAN adoption?

    How can your organization take advantage of SD-WAN? Networking expert Lee Doyle explains how SD-WAN adoption can transform your WAN, and why you should consider making the switch. Continue Reading

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  • Enterprises learn to lock down SD-WAN security

    SD-WANs are an option for enterprises that want to reduce network expenses, but watch out for internet vulnerabilities. Network pros are choosing a multistep approach to SD-WAN security. Continue Reading

  • 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

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