This is post 8 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” Today, Riverbed has officially announced the release of their SD-WAN solution. The name of the product line is SteelConnect™ and, as expected, has unified the visions of Riverbed’s in-house development initiative named Project Tiger and Ocedo’s unified connectivity fabric approach. Let’s take […]
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This is post 2 of 6 in the series “ONUG Spring 2016 Tech Talks” Networking is going through a transformation. We’re replacing proprietary hardware functions with software and commoditizing the hardware that the software runs on. Vendors are pushing their systems to support a breadth of operating systems and platforms to help IT professionals build […]
This is post 1 of 6 in the series “ONUG Spring 2016 Tech Talks” How does networking impact storage and compute in our networks today? In my opinion the discussion has to revolve around Network functions virtualization (NFV). Network functions virtualization is the concept of replacing dedicated network appliances with a virtual equivalent on commercial […]
This is post 7 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” In this series of posts, we’ve looked at a number of solutions that apply to most companies today, including WAN optimization, SD WAN, and Riverbed’s acquisition of Ocedo bringing LAN switching, wireless networking and the ability to create multiple AWS VPC mesh […]
This is post 6 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” If you have ever been responsible for a network with multiple branch locations, the idea of a “branch in a box” is probably something you have given some thought to. You might have called it by a different name, but generally the […]
This is post 5 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” At first glance, Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD WAN) sounds like another case of SDNwashing (cf. cloudwashing). Is it just some kind of automated configuration of existing technologies dressed up as a new product? What Is SD WAN? Before looking at […]
This is post 4 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” The cloud is changing the WAN Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you are likely to be at least somewhat familiar with the idea of public cloud computing offerings. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and a […]
This is post 3 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” It may sound like an obvious thing to say, but one of the key requirements for a successful Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution is the ability to make intelligent decisions about where to send each packet. The problem is more and more […]
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 […]
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 […]