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Oracle announced mid-November that it intends to acquire Talari Networks in the latest example of vendor consolidation across the SD-WAN market. We’ve been a partner of Talari Networks since 2011 and in our eyes, they’ve been doing ‘SD-WAN’ long before Gartner gave the category its name. Here’s what we think about the latest acquisition news. … Continued

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Silver Peak’s recent promotion of a Frost & Sullivan SD-WAN Edge global survey, entitled ‘How SD-WAN Is Impacting Global Enterprise WAN Strategies’ has revealed that SD-WAN is a top technology strategy. The report surveyed the priorities of IT decision makers across 850 companies, from five key industries and, not surprisingly, SD-WAN is named one of … Continued

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Packet Pushers’ Greg Ferro was On The Spot with Marc Sollars at the London WAN Summit talking about SD-WAN. Here’s their video. WAN Summit organiser Capacity Media’s James Pearce also spoke with Marc prior to the event. You can read their interview here. To contact us about SD-WAN, please complete the form below and we’ll … Continued

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Gartner released their Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure on 18 October 2018, prepared by research analysts Joe Skorupa, Andrew Lerner, Christian Canales and Mike Toussaint. Here’s an overview of the vendors included in the report; we’re pleased to see 3 of our 5 SD-WAN partners, Silver Peak, Cisco and VMware, appearing as Leaders. … Continued

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Every year in the IT industry there’s one technology area that fills up your LinkedIn feed. A couple of years ago it was endpoint protection, in 2017 it was all about GDPR and now it’s SD-WAN. With each of these topics comes the question, “Is it a distraction, or should this play an important part in my … Continued

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INTRODUCTION Software Defined WAN, or SD-WAN for short, is the ‘new kid on the block’ and is becoming a big thing in the world of networking. There’s a huge rush right now from the following industry players to get in on the action: Analysts (like Gartner, etc.), who predict dramatically increasing revenue potential; SD-WAN vendors, … Continued

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At the end of one of the hottest summers on record, global network managers are looking rather frazzled, even sunburnt, when the subject of SD-WAN deployment challenges comes up. Did they forget the sun lotion?  Had the air-con conked out?  Or did the network team swallow the marketers’ claims that SD-WAN implementation was really quite … Continued

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Travis Perkins plc Delivers a Superior Customer Experience with Riverbed We live in a digital world where end users—be they customers, employees, partners or suppliers—expect applications and digital services to be fast, reliable and always-on, no matter what device they are on or where they are located. It’s all about the customer experience. To deliver … Continued

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Microsoft Ignite just took place on 24-28 September and it was during the conference that Riverbed chose to introduce a series of powerful Microsoft product integrations, designed to accelerate mutual customers’ cloud strategies and maximise digital performance. Here’s what was announced: Seamless integration between Riverbed SteelConnect SD-WAN and Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN with local branch … Continued

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With a move to the Cloud everything is now accessible to your increasingly mobile workforce, however the old issues of latency and bandwidth have been re-introduced. We take a look at why SaaS apps such as O365 & SharePoint need their own optimisation strategy and demonstrate how Riverbed SteelHead SaaS can help.

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