Can SD-WAN innovate through software alone? Or can custom hardware ASICs make the difference in performance? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the Fortinet presentation from Networking Field Day and discusses how ASICs may be the key to Foritinet finding their ante in the SD-WAN market.
Lindsay Hill comments on his blog: Almost every SDN vendor today talks about policy, how they make it easy to express and enforce network policies. Cisco ACI, VMware NSX, Nuage Networks, OpenStack Congress, etc. This sounds fantastic. Who wouldn’t want a better, simpler way to get the network to apply the policies we want? But […]
Ethan Banks of The Peering Introvert comments: I wrote a long blog post for Network Computing that ended up published in four parts. The topic was helping sysadmins understand what firewall appliances do, and therefore how best to ask for firewall assistance from those who manage them. A must read article series for anyone that […]