WAN Infrastructure and Protocols News
April 26, 2016
The Riverbed SD-WAN strategy blends optimization, orchestration, management and other services in a single platform, called SteelConnect.
January 22, 2016
Riverbed plans to use its recent acquisition of Ocedo to quicken the pace of delivering products in the SD-WAN market.
January 15, 2016
Cisco led in six of seven key tech infrastructure markets last year, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise gained strength in several of the sectors, a research firm reported.
July 23, 2015
This week, analysts examine the advantage of hybrid WANs and discuss the emergence of Microsoft as a viable MDM provider.
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ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire, as well as over other media. Continue Reading
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a client-server standard used to transfer files between computers over the Internet using control and data channels. Continue Reading
A NAT (Network Address Translation or Network Address Translator) is the virtualization of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Continue Reading
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IPv6 extension headers give the protocol additional versatility, but widespread IPv6 filtering is threating the new protocol's ability to survive in the public Internet. Continue Reading
SDN principles are transforming the wide area network, with a number of networking companies -- both startups and established players -- offering software-defined WAN technologies to enterprises. Continue Reading
TCP/IP is buckling under the demands of today's Internet, according to researchers who want to replace it with a new Internet protocol stack. Their solution: Named Data Networking. Continue Reading
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IPv6 addresses are four times larger than those based on IPv4, but experts say that doesn't mean IPv6 will slow down routers. In fact, IPv6 routing makes route aggregation simpler, which leads to smaller routing tables. Continue Reading
WebRTC, an emerging standard for embedding voice and video-conferencing applications into Web browsers, is aimed at making real-time communications as simple as clicking a link. It eliminates the need to download and install any clients or plug-ins,... Continue Reading
Successful MPLS migration takes careful consideration. Robert Sturt offers some advice about the steps you should consider before making the move. Continue Reading
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The next generation of Wi-Fi technology, 802.11ac Wave 2, will be able to push multiple gigabits of data per second, but most enterprise networks wouldn't be able to take full advantage of it with the infrastructure they have in place today. That's ... Continue Reading
Learn in this expert response what protocol spoofing is and how it can be used as a WAN optimization technique. Continue Reading
Depleted IPv4 addresses are not enough for many enterprises to deploy IPv6. Use these IPv6 benefits to make a business case for your IPv6 migration. Continue Reading