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Welcome to the inaugural On-Premise IT Roundtable podcast! This episode, we’ve gathered our esteemed panel to discuss software-defined wide area networking, SD-WAN. In this emerging market, how do you compare the various offerings in the space? Is the market bound for consolidation, or will it remain full of vibrant competition? And how does the ease of use of SD-WAN impact the market for network professionals?
Riverbed is a well known name in the WAN optimization market, and increasingly in the SD-WAN space as well. The company recently acquired Xirrus. It may seem like a curious move to acquire wireless assets. But Tom Hollingsworth does a great job of putting it into the perspective of Riverbed’s existing business. He sees the wireless edge as the next market for them to expand into. Given the success Riverbed has had integrating Ocedo assets into their SteelHead line, I think the company is capable of moving into a new market.
You don’t have to follow enterprise IT too closely before you become familiar with the idea of SD-WAN. It’s the chili of enterprise networking. Everyone seems to have their own recipe, but when you look in the pot, they all look similar. Some come canned from a company, making it easy to deploy into a bowl. Others provide a few secret spices to add to what you’re already cooking. And some organizations just roll their own from scratch. There’s great debate whether IWAN is chili, or simply a very complicated stew. In the SD-WAN chili cook-off, TELoIP might not have the biggest booth at the fair, but they’ve got a pretty unique recipe to test your palate.
Gestalt IT is here with your bi-weekly slate of all the latest and greatest in networking news. In this edition:
– Cumulus Networks and the conundrum of hardware
– Juniper Networks defines the self-driving network
– DDoS detection solutions
– And automating in a sea of vendors
All this plus a review of the best novelty MacBook Pro Touch Bar apps!
Riverbed is working in the growing field of SD-WAN. The SD-WAN space seems like it’s ready to explode in 2017. I’m on record as predicting we’ll see the space’s first big IPO this year. Riverbed is growing within the space, having acquired another SD-WAN company, Ocedo, a little over a year ago. The company now has over 300 customers and is currently providing about 1,600 free trials of their software. They’ve been around in the WAN optimization market for a while, and are now starting to combine the two solutions in unified devices.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a paradigm shift. But it has been looking for a real use-case for the technology that combines increased software function, analytics, and unprecedented control over hardware resources. Automation and orchestration certainly show off the potential of the technology, but something more concrete is necessary to make it hit home with engineers and architects. That’s where Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes into play.
Whenever I visualized SD-WAN, it always seemed like it would have to be a relatively top-down solution. A lot of what I’ve seen in the category certainly seems to shift this way, with SD-WAN companies working with service provides to implement their solutions. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, as long as it delivers the intended functionality.