November 12, 2015
SDN startup Versa has built a software platform that lets service providers deploy and manage WANs and branch networks.
October 29, 2015
Linda Bernardi, IBM chief innovation and disruption officer and VeloCloud advisory board member, said she thinks the SD-WAN startup holds the key to better connectivity.
October 14, 2015
Riverbed plans a suite of SD-WAN services and products underpinned by new SteelHead OS.
September 15, 2015
In this week's SDN blogs round-up, analysts weigh centralized vs. distributed functions in the SD-WAN, and consider how to choose a networking start-up.
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More than just a buzzword, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is already delivering benefits to early adopters. Skeptics warn, however, it's no magical elixir. Continue Reading
Hybrid WAN connects a geographically dispersed telecommunications network by sending traffic through the public Internet VPN and a traditional WAN service. Continue Reading
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a wide area network deployment method that abstracts intelligence into a virtual overlay, dynamically routing branch office traffic over both public and private connections for greater efficiency and cost savings. Continue Reading
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Today's WAN is a new sort of wide area network, and is quickly evolving. Learn why and in what ways -- and how -- networking pros should respond. Continue Reading
Software-defined WAN aims to make WANs simpler and less expensive to design, build and operate. But is it right for your network? This technical guide defines SD-WAN, explains its pros and cons, and helps networking professionals decide if it's ... Continue Reading
Should you upgrade your wide area network to SD-WAN? Learn what factors you should consider before making the leap. Continue Reading
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Network managers today are less likely to be sweating over how traffic from traditional applications like SharePoint performs over the wide area network (WAN) compared to cloud apps that users access via the Internet.
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SD-WAN is creating a lot of buzz this year, but a new TechTarget survey shows that actual deployment will be limited this year, despite the number of new and traditional vendors in the market. Continue Reading
Network engineers have long suffered the consequences of slow provisioning times for many traditional wide area network (WAN) connections like point-to-point T1 lines or MPLS networks. They're at the mercy of carriers that can take as long as three ... Continue Reading
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It can take one to three months to install a private WAN connection at a new branch office. For many enterprises, that’s just not acceptable anymore. Continue Reading
Long lead times are not a new problem in private WAN provisioning, but enterprises are feeling the pain of those delays more acutely. Continue Reading
With vWAN providers changing the traditional three-legged WAN structure, carriers need to develop new WAN plans and services using SDN and NFV to keep enterprises on their networks. Continue Reading