SD-WAN Service Differentiation
Service Differentiation Will Require Moving Beyond the Network Features to Bundles and High-Value Virtualized Services
/ Oct 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Many service providers today are offering managed SD-WAN services that provide ...
One VNF is Better than Four VNFs
/ Sep 6, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Most service providers are continuing to invest significant capital and operational resources in selecting, on-boarding, testing and integrating various vendor-specific virtualized ...
Cloud Native – The Perfect Storm for Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Jul 19, 2017 1 COMMENTS
We are excited to announce today that Silver Peak has joined MEF. With 130+ members, MEF’s new SD-WAN initiatives are intended to address implementation challenges and help service ...
Machine Learning
What is Machine Learning and Why Should You Care?
/ May 1, 2017 0 COMMENTS
A recent article identified what Gartner considers to be the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017, one of which is machine learning. Per that article, machine learning has ...
What will 2017 mean for SD-WANs?
/ Jan 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In 2016 SD-WANs were the hottest topic in networking. That raises an obvious question that I will use the next two blogs to try to answer. That question is: What changes can we expect ...
Leaders with a Vision
/ May 23, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Arguably the most influential documents in IT are the revered Magic Quadrants from Gartner. Vendors and end-users alike await the publication of the various MQs to see who are the ...
One, Two, Five — no, Three! — SD-WAN Demos for #NFD11
/ Jan 28, 2016 0 COMMENTS
On January 21st, the entourage of delegates for Networking Field Day 11 descended on Silver Peak headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. Eleven delegates, representing a cross section of the ...
Resolutions For Today’s Network Managers
/ Jan 12, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Happy New Year to WANSpeak readers! By now, I’m sure many of us have made a start on our annual resolutions. I’m sure Donald Trump has made a resolution to antagonize even more of the ...
More Thoughts on 2016’s Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
/ Dec 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The year 2015 is almost in the books. That means it’s time to say, “I can’t believe the year is almost over,” and time for many of us in the industry to make some bold predictions as to ...
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What’s Up with the ONF?
/ Sep 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is the organization that is most closely associated with the development and standardization of SDN. As of September 2015, the ONF had over 140 ...
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Enabling Resellers to Capitalize on SD-WAN
/ Sep 24, 2015 0 COMMENTS
There’s no shortage of frustration around the high cost and complexity of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks today. But despite the mounting frustration with MPLS ...