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December 01, 2016
From teaching Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 to taking on a major SD-WAN technology deployment: Senior engineer Phil Gervasi shares the major career pivot that brought him to networking.
September 20, 2016
A recent survey by IHS Markit finds that a majority of service providers are implementing SDN with an eye toward developing new managed services like SD-WAN.
June 06, 2016
Talari has rolled out a new strategic alliance program, indicating the vendor's interest in supporting third-party products that complement its own SD-WAN technology.
February 26, 2016
Verizon has rolled out a managed SD-WAN service using technology from startup Viptela, in addition to a similar service using Cisco IWAN, which it introduced last year.
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