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August 10, 2017
The Cisco acquisition of Viptela -- and its available SD-WAN options -- leads one industry observer to believe Cisco IWAN doesn't have long to live. Lumina Networks spins off from Brocade and will continue to support the SDN controller.
January 13, 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.
November 04, 2016
Broadcom's decision to sell the Ruckus WLAN product following the Brocade acquisition is expected to lead to offers from Dell, Juniper and Nokia.
June 29, 2016
CenturyLink is the latest provider to roll out a new managed SD-WAN service -- using technology from Versa Networks -- which it plans to make widely available later this year.
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Virtual CPE is one of the largest drivers of NFV deployment. Analyst Lee Doyle explains how the technology will help providers meet shifting business requirements. Continue Reading
When selecting NFV platforms, communication service providers should look for highly reliable middleware that allows them to adapt their networks over time. Continue Reading
A new group of ISVs is producing exciting NFV applications that bring automation to a range of network services. But these developers face enormous challenges in establishing a new set of technologies. Continue Reading
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Choosing between SDN open source and vendor-provided options is easier when you know some of the available choices. Industry analyst Lee Doyle lists some of the options. Continue Reading
SD-WAN providers extend far beyond the most well-known names in networking. Consider the smaller or niche players when checking out good options. Continue Reading
A good starting point on SD-WAN, this infographic provides a leading SD-WAN vendor comparison of their deployment options, pricing, cloud connectivity options and more. Continue Reading
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Network engineer and software-defined networking pro Will Murrell considers whether formal SDN certification and training is worth the time, expense and effort. Continue Reading
The Open Network Install Environment's community of vendors offers an open install environment for bare-metal switches using its Linux-based OS installer. Continue Reading
To network pros, the Internet of Things means complexity and zillions of devices to manage. SDN and network orchestration may solve those challenges. Continue Reading
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Glen Kemp breaks down the differences between Broadcom and Intel SDN chips and reference designs. Continue Reading
VMware has revised their cloud, data center virtualization and end-user computing programs, in addition to developing a network virtualization one. Continue Reading
Programmable networks will bring automation and change the role of the networking pro, so it's important to consider the SDN impact on IT employees. Continue Reading