MPLS is a venerable technology that has been around for a long time. SD-WAN is a new technology that is reducing the need for dedicated MPLS circuits. But will SD-WAN mean the end of MPLS? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at this protocol and analyzes if there’s still a place for MPLS in this world.
Tom Hollingsworth looks at the ways that Circle K Stores have utilized SD-WAN to reduce replacement device downtime and ensure that stores stay up and running for their customers.
Branch offices need more than just a WAN. They need user policies, security for IoT, and more. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the new Software Defined Branch offering from Aruba and discusses how it can help organizations building on their WAN for the future.
Can you realize immediate cost savings from SD-WAN? Will you be able to immediately deploy appliances and see your bills plummet? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at a recent presentation from McKesson to learn how they were able to approach SD-WAN and the values and benefits they received.
The holy grail of policy control is consistent, secure, end-to-end control. VMware’s NSX already handles the data center portion of this puzzle by providing network virtualization and segmentation for traffic within data centers. Denise Donohue looks at howNSX extends to AWS and now also MS Azure to add control for total cloud, hybrid cloud, cross-cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.
Solving problems involves dealing with complexity. You may have to add a little to get a lot of simplicity in the end. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how National Instruments was able to measure their complexity and get a lot of simplicity in the end.
As organizations move to a SaaS model for end-user applications, how will your network respond to the increased complexity of needing support for those applications and their requirements? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Viptela is leading the way with Cloud On-Ramp and how it can increase your user’s happiness with SaaS.
The cloud can be a scary place for those just starting their journey. But with the help of SD-WAN, migrating applications to the cloud is no different that adding a new branch office to your network. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how you can leverage the strengths of SD-WAN to help you on your journey.
Deploying an SD-WAN proof-of-concept is easy. But what happens when you want to take it to a hundred or more sites? Where are the case studies? Tom Hollingsworth looks at how Acadia Healthcare took SD-WAN to 60% of their sites and what lessons they learned from their experience.
REI is a very well-known company in the outdoor gear space. They have 153 stores all over the world and are a respected leader in retail. They’re also a trailblazer in adoption of SD-WAN, as their recent plan to roll out Viptela SD-WAN appliances to their stores demonstrated. In a presentation for FutureWAN 18, Adam Burton, Rich Russell, and Mayra Guia detailed their reasons for moving to SD-WAN to increase stability and ease of use, standardize on protocols, and gain visibility and reporting into their wide network of retail stores.