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SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

According to Kumar Mehta, founder and CDO of Versa Networks by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security, customers will have the flexibility to design their WAN under IPv4 today and protect it from obsolescence as they switch over to IPv6 in the future.

SD-WANs get IPv6 support from Versa

Shutterstock Software Defined Networking vendor Versa this week added support for IPv6 to its SD- WAN and security packages. According to Kumar Mehta , founder and CDO of Versa Networks by supporting IPv4 and IPv6 for SD-WAN and SD-Security, customers will have the flexibility to design their WAN under […]

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MPLS, SD-WAN Not an Either/Or Scenario

MPLS provides the backbone for many enterprise data network architectures, primarily for its ability to manage services between major hubs, such as data centers. But it’s not as well suited for branch offices, particularly if a business is frequently opening or moving offices. In fact, Burke points out, the lead time for provisioning MPLS has increased over the past 8 years. Still, for a company currently relying on that technology, there’s virtually no appetite to discard it.

MPLS, SD-WAN Not an Either/Or Scenario

istock Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology is providing enterprises with greater flexibility and agility over WAN connectivity, but is being used to supplement rather than replace existing implementations of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) WAN circuits. That may be a surprise to many who are wowed by the fast […]

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SD-Branch market expected to reach $3 billion by 2022

SD-Branch solutions are initially best suited for new deployments (green field sites), mobile sites, and small offices. Lean IT departments can benefit from the ease of deployment and management capabilities of SD-Branch technologies. The best use cases for SD-Branch are:

SD-Branch market expected to reach $3 billion by 2022

istock As long as I have been an industry analyst, network engineers have tried to build multifunction boxes that are capable of addressing a wide range of network functions. These all-purpose network boxes have been lost to history as single-function platforms optimized for network performance (e.g., router or WAN […]

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SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth

Funaro believed that by re-architecting the network and using SD-WAN, he could give his users a better experience with applications. By replacing the expensive MPLS connections, he could use the money saved to get better bandwidth for applications for SaaS applications, while using SD-WAN to reduce latency on WAN traffic. SD-WAN provides dynamic connectivity optimization and path selection, through a policy-driven, centrally managed, distributed network architecture.

SD-WAN helps radiology firm cut costs, scale bandwidth

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology’s journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but also improve network resiliency and his users’ application experience. With 24 outpatient […]

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SD-WANs Can Offer Secure Access to Cloud Services

 

SD-WANs Can Offer Secure Access to Cloud Services

When it comes to cloud computing security is always top of mind. As a result, a lot of attention gets paid to the networks used to access cloud services . Historically, IT organizations have depended upon the inherent segregation of MPLS lines. But there was always a small risk […]

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IoT & SD-WAN: A Match Made in Heaven?

“The IoT era is here and I strongly encourage business and IT leaders to consider how the business will evolve once everything is connected. However, before going down that path, take a step back and deploy an SD-WAN to simplify your WAN architecture, so your IoT initiatives can scale quickly and securely and in line with changing business requirements.”

IoT & SD-WAN: A Match Made in Heaven?

The acronyms IoT and SD-WAN are popping up together a lot lately. That’s because SD-WAN provides the predictability and visibility that businesses need to make their internet of things applications work as required. “Software-defined WAN solutions will play an important role in enabling enterprise Internet of Things initiatives,” says […]

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SD-WAN Architecture is a Good Fit for the Cloud

One of the key benefits of SD-WAN is that it can save a company money, and as noted above, some of those cost savings are associated with the transition to COTS hardware. But it’s not always that simple.

SD-WAN Architecture is a Good Fit for the Cloud

There are multiple ways to deploy software-defined wide area networks ( SD-WAN ) but nearly all include some form of the cloud . In fact, many experts believe that SD-WAN architecture is well suited for the cloud. Jim Duffy, senior analyst for networking at 451 Research , said that […]

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SD-WAN Deployments Mounting, But Why?

Security and managing branch networks were the top concerns noted, and of the 85 percent of organizations researching SD-WAN for operations, the study illustrates that 93 percent of these firms are targeting 2019 for deployment.

SD-WAN Deployments Mounting, But Why?

SD-WAN is gaining ground, and as we see reports daily of market forecasts projecting exponential explosion for the space, but why? Sure, the cloud is an integral piece of business today, deploying a flexible networking solution aids in more agile operations and cuts cost, but why the lofty expectations […]

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Ransomware, cyber-extortion and GDPR: Three security headaches ahead for charities

“Attackers may steal and threaten to release data unless a payment is made,” said the report. “Charities involved in the protection of vulnerable individuals or holding sensitive medical data could be particularly susceptible to this form of extortion”.

Ransomware, cyber-extortion and GDPR: Three security headaches ahead for charities

Charities are a prime target for hackers and are at risk of devastating cyber attacks, the UK’s intelligence agency has warned. The National Cyber Security Centre – the cyber security arm of GCHQ – has set out some of the biggest cyber threats facing the 200,000 charities registered in […]

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Optimize the Enterprise Network for Multi-Cloud- Webinar Highlights

SD-WAN’s main intent is to ensure that the end-users get the best possible application experience, irrespective of where they are hosted. SD-WAN makes your infrastructure more intelligent to access cloud-based applications and minimizes the effort and cost required to operate a network that can support a multi-cloud environment.

Optimize the Enterprise Network for Multi-Cloud- Webinar Highlights

Many still consider SD-WAN as an emerging technology in the enterprise IT space. However, SD-WAN has started to gain traction among IT leaders. Organizations world-wide that are gearing up or are mid-way through a ‘digital transformation’ drive need to take a more software-defined approach to their infrastructure. IT teams […]