This is post 2 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” What do you think of when you hear about the company Riverbed? More likely than not, you associate them with being a leading WAN optimization vendor. If you are a bit more in tune with their product lines you might also recognize […]
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This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” What should we think when a company with an existing Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution acquires another company with a Software Defined WAN solution? Why does the company need two SD-WAN solutions? That’s what Riverbed did in January, announcing the acquisition of […]
SD-WAN is here. It’s no longer a glimmer on the horizon. Companies are deploying it at large scales to reduce costs and bring up branch offices faster than before. Companies like Gap have already deployed more than 800 SD-WAN edge devices. Financial institutions are racing to get SD-WANs in place to replace legacy gear. The future is now.
This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talk Fall 2015” Building out a branch office network takes dedication and time. Each new site brought online is a new challenge. Whether it’s dealing with a new ISP or trying to figure out how to setup wireless equipment in the building, […]
This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talk Fall 2015” In a former life, I spent a lot of time working with customers that had remote sites spread all over the state. They had critical applications that had to be up all the time. Governments had their databases. Schools had […]
This is post 8 of 8 in the series “ONUG Fall 2015 Tech Talks” The SD-WAN market reminds me of the current Republican primary. Not because SD-WANs have an ideology, but because unique forces are sustaining the political and technological battles for mind share and market share. An extraordinary number of Republican contenders are contesting […]
This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talk Fall 2015” There are plenty of good reasons for deploying software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). Reductions in bandwidth spending, improved application performance and increased visibility into the WAN are just a few. But none of those are as likely to protect your job as […]
This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Viptela SD-WAN Tech Talk Fall 2015” There isn’t much doubt that SD-WAN is leading the way to mainstream adoption of SDx technologies in enterprise networks. The WAN has traditionally been a portion of our network where required complexity has been prevalent. Disparate types of service, different […]
This is post 7 of 8 in the series “ONUG Fall 2015 Tech Talks” Recently I had the privilege of attending the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) in NYC, where for two packed days we talked about what the world of next-generation networking is going to look like. Topics that were covered included the many […]
This is post 6 of 8 in the series “ONUG Fall 2015 Tech Talks” About The Author Drew Conry-Murray a tech blogger and podcaster with 17 years’ experience covering IT, networking, security, and more. His blog can be found at http://PacketPushers.net and followed on Twitter as @Drew_CM. This post is part of the ONUG Fall 2015 […]