MEF picks up pace of multiple-vendor SD-WAN Implementation project

MEF is working to define SD-WAN as well as interoperability challenges. (Pixabay) The Metro Ethernet Forum is building out multivendor SD-WAN use cases while also working on a common definition for the popular service. MEF’s Multi-Vendor SD-WAN Implementation project is one of the real-world results of the MEF 3.0 […] Click here to view original […]
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To accelerate cloud application performance, start by mapping your apps

In the eternal words of Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” So how does this sage advice apply to the new world of application performance and hybrid IT? As the pace of application migration to the cloud continues to accelerate, […] Click here to view original […]
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EMA Report: Network Management Teams Shift Focus to SD-WAN, SDN, and SDDC

Enterprise network management teams are shifting their focus toward software-defined networking (SDN) , software-defined data centers ( SDDC ), and SD-WAN , according to a new report from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). Shamus McGillicuddy, author of EMA’s bi-annual Network Management Megatrends 2018 research report, said this is the first […] Click here to view original […]
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The CP List: 20 Top SD-WAN Providers You Should Know

**Editor’s Note: Did you miss our list of 20 top UCaaS providers offering products and services via channel partners? It’s here . Being a successful SD-WAN provider takes continuous innovation, offering a wide range of options, and effective support and simplicity, all in a highly competitive field. Acquisitions like […] Click here to view original […]
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The wild wild world of Wide Area Networks…. Public Internet – MPLS – VPN – SDWAN – MetroEthernet

If you own a multi-location business, I bet at one time or another the thought of connecting all the locations popped into your head. Connecting your offices will save you time and money. Simple, right? You just want to get data from one office to the other; how hard or complicated can that be? Omega […]
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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. Shutterstock Software Defined Networking vendor Versa this week added support […]
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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 […]
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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: istock As long as I have been an industry analyst, network engineers have tried to […]
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SD-WAN benefits emerge as public cloud adoption climbs

The increase in public cloud adoption has forced organizations to take a closer look at how they can take advantage of SD-WAN benefits. As more traffic moves out of the data center, software-defined wide area networks ( SD-WANs ) have the potential to help organizations curb rising network costs. […] Click here to view original […]
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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 […]
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