A few years ago, pure play SD-WAN startups seemed poised to disrupt some of the traditional networking giants. But over the past three years, all of the biggest names in the market have gotten acquired by them instead. The acquisition of Silver Peak by HPE almost feels like the end of an era. Why did SD-WAN go corporate since 2017, and how has the vision of what SD-WAN can do changed since then? Rich Stroffolino breaks it down in this episode.
Disruption is a part of IT no matter how big or small. Cloud is a major driver of disruption today. How can you leverage SD-WAN to make your cloud migration a bit more successful while minimizing disruption? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Cisco Viptela can help.
The cloud doesn’t have a magic wand that allows you to wave away networking planning or complexity. And sometimes your architecture isn’t going to fit perfectly into the cloud model the way that you might like. Tom Hollingsworth makes the case why you need the networking expertise of a company like Cisco Viptela to help you work around the restrictions inherent in a cloud environment.
Building out your SD-WAN solution needs to include a look at how public cloud will impact your decisions. For large companies, like Koch Business Solutions, that choice is even more complicated. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Koch is building a successful hybrid SD-WAN and public cloud deployment on Amazon AWS.
How mature is SD-WAN? Is it ready for adoption by service providers on a wide scale? Orhan Ergun looks at the current state of the SD-WAN market and how it is beginning to replace MPLS.
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.
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.