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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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In this concise podcast, John Burke of Nemertes Research covers the top dos and don'ts for implementing SDN in the WAN. His concise advice will better prepare you and your network for an SDN age. Continue Reading
SDN's networking role has not always been clear, there are now some compelling use cases. Because SDN can make the WAN more functional and less expensive, networking pros should keep their eyes on SDN developments. Continue Reading
Expert John Burke, of Nemertes Research, looks at how software-defined networking, or SDN, is likely to affect the WAN in the near future, and offers recommendations on how to prepare now. 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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Open APIs are architectural components of a software-defined network that push configurations or information to routers and switches or other apps. Continue Reading
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