Hardware Savings
To Maximize The Value Of SD-WAN, Look Past Hardware Savings
/ Oct 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS
I moderated a workshop on the topic of software defined WANs (SD-WAN) last month ...
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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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So Which Is It: NFV or NSV?
/ Sep 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Because I am sensitive to the fact that I am a recovering academic I am hesitant to get drawn into any “How many angels can dance on the head of a needle”-type discussions. Recently, ...
Network Map
Verizon Jumps On The SD-WAN Bandwagon
/ Sep 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In June I posted a blog urging the incumbent telcos to accept the fact that the era of SD-WANs is here and to embrace it instead of fearing it. The topics of SD-WAN and broadband WAN ...
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Best Practices for Network Change Management
/ Sep 9, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Evolving the network to a next-generation architecture is all the rage now. A digital business needs an agile, dynamic network to use as a foundation for innovation, so the network must ...
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Caching remains SD-WAN’s “Ugly Stepchild”
/ Jul 28, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The topic of the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is certainly a hot one today. Almost every engineer I talk to is, at least, in the investigating phase of the evolution to an SD-WAN. ...
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ONS Shows the Status of SDN in the Enterprise
/ Jul 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS
There were over 1,300 attendees at the recent Open Networking Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara making the ONS one of, if not the largest SDN-focused conference in the world. Because ...
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Is Moore’s Law Going To Be Repealed?
/ Jun 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS
I recently attended the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara. During a morning keynote session one of the speakers started to discuss his company’s SDN architecture, and made a comment ...
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It’s Time For Network Operators to Embrace Internet WANs
/ Jun 25, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Disrupt or be disrupted. That was one of the key messages that Cisco’s outgoing CEO, John Chambers, gave in his keynote at the company’s user event, Cisco Live, earlier this month. The ...
Interroll conveyer system
Interroll Moves to a Broadband WAN
/ Jun 22, 2015 0 COMMENTS
As a global manufacturing company, Interroll runs an MPLS network connecting 13 production facilities, 18 sales offices, and 1,800 employees across Asia-Pacific, North America, and ...
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The Shift To An SD-WAN Can Improve Network Security
/ Jun 18, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In the latest ZK Research / Tech Target Network Purchase Intention Study, improving network security came out as the top choice to the question of what the respondents’ networking ...