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Gartner SD-WAN

Silver Peak, VMware, Cisco Leaders in Gartner’s Edge Magic Quadrant

Gartner last month released its first-ever Magic Quadrant for WAN edge infrastructure. The complicated named belied the focus of the “MQ” on SD-WAN. VMware, Cisco and Silver Peak were named to the “Leaders” category. Silver Peak, in the press release announcing its...

Three Ways of Integrating SD-WAN Security

Under a strategic partnership announced on April 11, SecureOps’ security services will be added to Expereo managed services offerings, which include SD-WAN. The offering includes security infrastructure management, threat monitoring and response and vulnerability...

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Open Systems Delivers Innovative Secure SD-WAN

When people read about networking, they often hear about the big players in the market. The Ciscos and Junipers of the world. The same is true with SD-WAN, though maybe a slightly smaller scale. Yet all too often in the networking market, the most innovative vendors...

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SD-WAN Experts at WAN Summit – New York

I enjoy exchanging insights and lessons learned with other IT professionals at WAN specific gatherings. On April 16-17, we’ll have a great opportunity to do just that when I host a discussion session at the upcoming WAN Summit in New York. The cost is only $75 to...

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China Stops SD-WANs Cold…Until You Register

As we noted in our Network World post, a new policy from the Chinese government going into effect for Shanghai Telecom customers on January 10, 2018 will block all HTTP and HTTP/S traffic.  This means your SD-WAN or VPN will likely be disrupted unless you register...

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MPLS vs. SD-WAN: A WAN Speed Test

If an SD-WAN and an MPLS connection have the same bandwidth, which offers better performance? The prevailing wisdom is the MPLS connection since it's managed, but that's not necessarily the case, as we learned from one customer. Internet performance has improved so...

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Does FatPipe Patents Cover SD-WAN Load Balancing?

VMware's acquisition of VeloCloud may be overshadowed by a little press release issued last week. The release came from FatPipe who laid claim to load balancing over disparate networks, a technology used by pretty much every SD-WAN player. On November 1, FatPipe®...

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