Week of 09 Jan 2017 Viptela names former Cisco exec Akkiraju CEO amid SD-WAN market shift (13 Jan 2017)
Viptela, a startup in the SD-WAN market, taps former Cisco exec Praveen Akkiraju as its new CEO. Akkiraju's immediate goal for Viptela is to help customers migrate to the cloud.
One SDN blogger discusses I2RS, a hybrid model of SDN in the works, while another expert categorizes NFV and SDN vendors. Also, ONF updates its vision after its merge with ON.Lab.
The need for stand-alone enterprise routers and optimization technology in the WAN is fading, as SD-WAN products deliver the same capabilities.
Week of 12 Dec 2016 Seven trends in place for SD-WAN technology in 2017 (14 Dec 2016)
SD-WAN technology and deployment made leaps in 2016, with an increased number of use cases and suppliers. Check out seven trends on the SD-WAN horizon for 2017.
Week of 05 Dec 2016 County government redesigns data center around Cisco ACI fabric (08 Dec 2016)
Durham County, N.C., had a traditional data center. But it also had forward-thinking employees looking at Cisco ACI fabric to lay the groundwork for tech innovation.
Week of 21 Nov 2016 Viptela, CA Technologies merge network performance management, SD-WAN (22 Nov 2016)
Viptela's SD-WAN meets CA Technologies' network performance management in a new partnership; VeloCloud adds voice quality monitoring to SD-WAN services; and AT&T and Colt test SDN interoperability.
Gartner: SD-WAN providers to disrupt edge router market (21 Nov 2016)
SD-WAN providers are building products that are replacing routers in the branch office. Gartner says half of WAN edge infrastructure refreshes will be based on SD-WAN by 2020.
Week of 07 Nov 2016 Dell EMC code contributions restructure OpenSwitch architecture (08 Nov 2016)
In this blog roundup, networking bloggers discuss changes in OpenSwitch architecture, SD-WAN's advantages and disadvantages, and the latest container security project.
Week of 31 Oct 2016 Liquor distributor turns to SD-WAN to support digital operation (31 Oct 2016)
Liquor distributor Republic National Distributing Co. chose the less expensive Silver Peak SD-WAN to raise the reliability of its new digital operation.
Week of 24 Oct 2016 Yahoo, Verizon execs: Prepare your networking team for SDN and DevOps (28 Oct 2016)
Enterprises need to prepare networking team members for SDN and DevOps, as the industry continues to change, Verizon and Yahoo said at the ONUG fall conference.
Week of 10 Oct 2016 Digital transformation to be major theme in ONUG 2016 fall conference (13 Oct 2016)
Nick Lippis, co-founder and co-chairman of ONUG, describes what to expect from ONUG 2016. Major topics will include digital transformation and its effect on the IT industry.
Banks and medical centers can use the advanced routing features in Citrix's NetScaler SD-WAN to protect traffic to critical applications.