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Vendor SD-WAN labs offer hands-on testing and learning

Software-defined WANs can be confusing. Fortunately, networking vendors offer SD-WAN labs to help organizations learn about the technology.

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The features of multi-cloud networking architecture

Enterprises are looking for multi-cloud networking features that include programmability, security integration and end-to-end visibility in a consumption-based model.

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Industry outlook on MEF's new zero-trust, SASE standards

MEF recently released new zero-trust and SASE standards. Standardizations can help with interoperability, but are they necessary for vendors and service providers to follow?

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Compare 6 major network certifications for 2023

Network certifications can span networking fundamentals to product-specific knowledge. Evaluate six certifications, and weigh factors like job roles, cost, prerequisites and skills.

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    network management system

    A network management system, or NMS, is an application or set of applications that lets network engineers manage a network's independent components inside a bigger network management framework and performs several key functions.

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    host (in computing)

    A host is a computer or other device that communicates with other hosts on a network.

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    Network as a Service (NaaS)

    Network as a service, or NaaS, is a business model for delivering enterprise WAN services virtually on a subscription basis.

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