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Viptela SD-WAN technology transforms major healthcare network
This article is part of the Network Evolution issue of Special Edition, April 2017, Vol. 1, No. 2
It may be the Year of the Rooster, but it's also the year of software-defined WAN -- the technology that applies software-defined networking principles to the wide area network. As SD-WAN adoption picks up, a growing number of enterprises are stepping forward with deployment stores. In this series of case studies from the Open Networking User Group, enterprises share their experiences testing and deploying SDN principles in the wide area network. Part One explores Exxon Mobil's use of Cybera technology to simplify its massive WAN while meeting point-of-sale security requirements. In part two, learn why a manufacturing company is moving aggressively toward an MPLS-free network, with the help of Cisco IWAN. And finally, a major healthcare organization shares just how much money it expects to save thanks to Viptela SD-WAN technology ... while enjoying a sevenfold increase in available bandwidth. With nearly 100,000 employees, facilities in 46 states and multiple large acquisitions each year, Kindred Healthcare's network needs are ...
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Vive la wide area network revolution! In the new WAN, emerging cloud, software-defined networking and virtualization technologies save time and money while improving performance.
In this case study, learn how SD-WAN adoption dramatically simplified a major oil company's wide area network while improving security and increasing flexibility.
MTD Products credits the Cisco IWAN architecture with cutting costs and improving performance in the wide area network, ultimately leading to an increase in employee productivity.
In this software-defined WAN case study, Kindred Healthcare says Viptela SD-WAN technology has made its network more agile and less expensive to deploy and manage.
For all the gripes enterprises have about MPLS, one point of contention remains: Branches directly connected to the Internet don't feel safe. Is that still true in the age of SD-WAN?
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In today's wide area network, emerging technologies disrupt the status quo ... and that's a good thing. Enterprises now have more options than ever when it comes to WAN design.