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February 10, 2017
In UC news, a vendor survey finds organizations are ramping up adoption of UC cloud services, while enterprise mobile apps fail to live up to user expectations for ease of use.
September 20, 2016
A recent survey by IHS Markit finds that a majority of service providers are implementing SDN with an eye toward developing new managed services like SD-WAN.
June 29, 2016
CenturyLink is the latest provider to roll out a new managed SD-WAN service -- using technology from Versa Networks -- which it plans to make widely available later this year.
June 03, 2016
Managed OpenStack services may appeal to enterprises wary of private cloud platform's complexity, but want to use its APIs and security, rather than public cloud.
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Virtualization broke many traditional management models. Cloud providers deploying virtual network services should understand the consequences. Continue Reading
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SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains how SDN can help solve the challenges presented by east-west traffic flow in the data center. Continue Reading
When it comes to cloud infrastructure, should providers include IPv6 readiness when designing their infrastructure strategies? Is OpenStack needed for an IPv6 deployment? Expert Ciprian Popoviciu explains. Continue Reading
An emerging branch of the cloud ecosystem, the cloud exchange, has the potential to address many concerns about the cloud broker model. Continue Reading