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SDN WAN News
August 27, 2014
Riverbed says it SteelFusion optimization appliance can be used to provision virtual WAN overlay for "location-independent computing."
July 14, 2014
Ciena unveiled an OpenDaylight controller, as well as applications that bring programmability to optical networks and allow for WAN bandwidth on demand.
June 09, 2014
Netsocket is fine-tuning its SDN offering for MSPs, enabling them to centrally provision virtual branch routing along with automated network services.
May 15, 2014
SDN bloggers take a look at SDN in the WAN, the basics of the white-box switch, and how useful OpenFlow actually is.
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In the software defined WAN, we'll provision virtual overlays and move network management to the cloud, limiting costly on-premises equipment. Continue Reading
With stronger processing power and advanced software features, software-based routers are becoming a reality -- but only in some cases. Continue Reading
Technology for SDN optical networks is emerging and with it comes centralized control and dynamic bandwidth provisioning in the WAN. Continue Reading
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Glue Networks marries orchestration and SDN WAN so engineers can spin up network abstractions while applying traffic optimization policies. Continue Reading
CloudGenix and vIPtela emerge from stealth to fight WAN complexity with SDN technology. Continue Reading
Open APIs are architectural components of a software-defined network that push configurations or information to routers and switches or other apps. Continue Reading
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With Cisco iWAN, engineers optimize WAN performance by dynamically aggregating MPLS and Internet resources. Continue Reading
Managing remote offices is tough, but SDN WAN optimization and security bring centralized management that simplifies pushing policy to the branches. Continue Reading
Multi-layer SDN lets engineers use controllers for centralized programmability across both packet and optical layers for a more efficient WAN. Continue Reading
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The SDN WAN's network programmability and automated provisioning addresses the demands placed on the wide area network by the cloud, SaaS and BYOD. Continue Reading
SDN is valuable, but uses extend to other parts of the network for increased network flexibility, dynamic traffic flow, decreased latency and QoS. Continue Reading
SDN can be implemented with a centralized controller or distributed architecture. In choosing SDN technologies, is a complete overhaul necessary? Continue Reading