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SDN WAN News
November 07, 2014
When engineering firm MWH Global hit a wall where MPLS was too costly and inflexible for its growing worldwide network of remote offices, the firm turned to broadband WAN for regional connectivity using Cisco iWAN and Glue Networks orchestration ...
November 03, 2014
Financial services IaaS provider Lucera developed a home-grown SDN WAN to connect high-frequency trading operations in London, New York and Chicago.
October 14, 2014
Distributed Cloud Networking is HP network virtualization software that borrows network overlay technology from ALU's Nuage Networks subsidiary.
August 27, 2014
Riverbed says it SteelFusion optimization appliance can be used to provision virtual WAN overlay for "location-independent computing."
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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
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MPLS-TP transforms carrier networks for packet switching, but SDN could take it a step further. Combining the technologies, engineers could reduce complexity in the dynamic control plane and gain flexible service creation. Continue Reading
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
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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
Multi-layer SDN lets engineers use controllers for centralized programmability across both packet and optical layers for a more efficient WAN. 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