In a world of networking built on standards, the hottest new technology isn’t anywhere close to being based on them. Should SD-WAN not be deployed until it has been through the standardization process? Ethan Banks has some great thoughts about why this isn’t as big of a deal as you might think.
SD-WAN is now a technology that everyone needs to be looking at. But what if you can find someone to do all the hard work for you? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at a new SD-WAN as a Service provider, Sproute Networks, to find out how they can help.
Think about all the mundane tasks you have to do on a regular basis in your network. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all automatic? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Silver Peak and how they can automate at least one thing you wish you didn’t have to do.
Security in networking is a huge undertaking. You have to know what you need to know before you ever start implementation. Orhan Ergun takes a look at some of the important pieces of security in networking, specifically in SD-WAN, to help you figure out where to start before you get started.
Security has a huge impact on your WAN strategy. This becomes even more apparent when you move to an SD-WAN architecture. Jed Casey takes a look at some of the things you need to consider when looking at SD-WAN security.
SD-WAN is a simple solution for a complex problem. But are network engineers contributing to the complexity? Ethan Banks takes a look at the issue of complexity in SD-WAN and how we can eliminate some of it by making smart decisions.
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.