Has the term SD-WAN lost meaning, as the Cloud has?

Has the term SD-WAN lost meaning, as the Cloud has?

Terms and technologies come and go. Some seem to stick around a bit longer than we’d like. I thought that it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN its due. Not everyone seems to agree.I received a great email from Scott Pickett, who wrote in, arguing the most...
SD-WAN Experts To Moderate Panel at WAN Summit

SD-WAN Experts To Moderate Panel at WAN Summit

It’s always interesting exchanging insights and lessons learned with other IT professionals. This April we’ll have a great opportunity to do just that when I host a discussion session at the upcoming WAN Summit in New York (April 3-4). A similar session will be run in...
Service insertion—Why it’s so important

Service insertion—Why it’s so important

We’ve mentioned service chaining in the past, but often it’s confused with service insertion. Both are important. One of the major challenges that’s long faced enterprise network is the ability to spin up new network services. SD-WANs make this a lot...
Hybrid WANs vs SD-WANs

Hybrid WANs vs SD-WANs

All too often SD-WAN and hybrid WAN are used interchangeably—mistakenly. SD-WANs extend software-defined networking (SDN) technologies to the WAN. As with SDNs, SD-WANs build an “overlay” or a virtual abstraction of the underlying physical network that can then be...
Security a Driver to Use SD-WAN

Security a Driver to Use SD-WAN

One of the more significant themes to come out of yesterday’s SD-WAN Virtual Summit  by Viptela was the importance of security. We touched on the security risks SD-WANs pose in our recent Network World blog where we explained the different approaches to implementing...

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