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Next-Generation Network Architecture News
July 24, 2017
The Ericsson-Cisco partnership is likely to produce little in the way of sales or technology, as carriers wait to rearchitect networks for 5G broadband.
July 18, 2017
Mushroom Networks announced the availability of its VNF WAN tools to new and existing partners. Also, Level 3 introduces a managed SD-WAN service.
May 03, 2017
SD-WAN vendor Viptela is the latest Cisco acquisition, as the networking vendor takes steps to fortify its cloud services portfolio.
March 14, 2017
There's a lot of talk about digital transformation in the tech industry, but to obtain it, enterprises need to undertake network transformation. That's where SDN can help.
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Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a technology to distribute network traffic across wide area networks (WAN) that uses software-defined networking (SDN) concepts to automatically determine the most effective way to route traffic to and from branch ... Continue Reading
NFV MANO (network functions virtualization management and orchestration), also called MANO, is an architectural framework for managing and orchestrating virtualized network functions (VNFs) and other software components. Continue Reading
Going forward on a SD-WAN implementation is a big step for enterprises, but determining the return on investment can be a deciding factor in whether to crop more expensive MPLS lines. Continue Reading
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Choosing between SDN open source and vendor-provided options is easier when you know some of the available choices. Industry analyst Lee Doyle lists some of the options. Continue Reading
Highly distributed organizations might not benefit from an active-active configuration for their SD-WAN connections. Learn how to assess which option is best for your company. Continue Reading
Vendor equipment consolidation could limit network operator service automation efforts, but new open source network tools offer options and prevent lock-in. Continue Reading
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Network operators are in full balancing-act mode while embracing software networking, changing services and lower operations costs. And the timing only has to be perfect. Continue Reading
Detailed network microsegmentation using SDN and NFV gives service providers opportunities to create and provide more flexible and effective security services to their customers. Continue Reading
If your organization is thinking about a future SDN implementation, the time to begin planning is now. Follow these four steps to launch the process. Continue Reading
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Find out what three networking problems the benefits of SDN could address in your network and the questions you should ask to make sure you're on the right track. Continue Reading
As the amount of traffic traveling between data centers explodes, both enterprises and service providers look for high-octane data center interconnect options. Continue Reading
The data center interconnect market is poised for significant growth, thanks to a number of factors altering the IT landscape -- including the growing use of cloud services, the massive proliferation of data, the increasing adoption of ... Continue Reading