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You may have seen the film ‘Groundhog Day’, but for those of you that haven’t, the premise is simple – the same thing happens over and over again. This post is reminiscent of that concept, as I’ve had the same conversation many times both internally and with customers lately – in short, organisations with a … Continued

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SD-WAN reminds me of two experiences I’VE had in my career. The first is Server Virtualisation; the wave that everyone rode (some earlier than others), which brought operational and business benefits, sometimes in a very short timeframe (i.e. almost immediate ROI), to everyone that embraced the concept, regardless of whether that was Hyper-V, VMware, or … Continued

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There, I said it! And it feels good to get it out there. Many of you reading this will already have a Hybrid WAN, either with Dual MPLS, MPLS with VPN backup, or even dual Internet circuits. You may also have looked at SD-WAN capabilities vs costs and thought you can’t afford to change and … Continued

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2018 was the year that interest in SD-WAN began to ramp up in the networking industry as more enterprises started to assess the benefits of the technology, and more early adopters started to make concrete purchasing decisions. In this SD-WAN: Hitting the Mainstream e-guide sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com, industry experts explore the state of play in … Continued

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Network Upgrades Giving You Security Headaches? Despite the insatiable demand for bandwidth, organizations still need to inspect and enforce network security policies at wire speed. And that is particularly challenging when you are upgrading networks from 10GB to 40GB or from 40GB to 100GB. Join Mike Rothman, President of Securosis, and Sam Kumarsamy, Senior Product … Continued

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If you’re looking to find the “WAN that you want” next year, here’s some of the top SD-WAN events that you can put in the diary now: SD-WAN Expo Fort Lauderdale 30 Jan & 1 Feb 2019 SD-WAN Conference & Expo is the leading event for enterprise executives, service providers, and technology vendors to connect, … Continued

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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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