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May 15, 2018
Plexxi bolstered its hyper-converged networking fabric to further support VMware vSAN and NSX amid the news of HPE's acquisition intent.
December 20, 2017
Check out the top SDN and SD-WAN news and trends stories from 2017 to prepare for what comes next in 2018.
December 13, 2017
With its latest release, the CORD project moves to become a primary infrastructure to support edge computing. Also, Juniper plans to move OpenContrail to The Linux Foundation.
April 25, 2017
Pluribus Networks announced a Netvisor SDN upgrade with its adaptive cloud fabric that replaces controller SDN architecture. Cradlepoint upgrades its SD-WAN and 4G LTE foundation.
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