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  • Building SD-WAN architecture into your world

    SD-WAN architecture opened up a whole new world of WAN possibilities. Learn all about this new networking technology, the ways to craft an SD-WAN in your enterprise, key terms and more. Continue Reading

  • A closer look at SDN vs. traditional networking

    Software-defined networking, or SDN, allows network engineers and admins to respond quickly to changing business environments. When it comes to SDN vs. traditional networking, the latter is often viewed separately from SDN. While a typical data center may not seem appropriate for SDN, software-defined technologies can be used effectively and efficiently in a harmonious relationship with more traditional networking. With the right plan, an IT team can create a single, unified infrastructure.

    This three-part guide covers the latest SDN developments, weighing the SDN pros and cons, and looks specifically at how SDN options can inform decisions in real-time situations. While there are disadvantages of software-defined networking, SDN products can combine the power of big data analytics and traditional networking, allowing them to monitor traffic flows and network latency. There are also software-defined applications, which perform tasks in a software-defined networking architecture and can create flexibility, efficiency and resiliency for data centers. And the SDN enterprise market will only grow when Microsoft debuts its Azure Stack in conjunction with Windows Server 2016.

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  • Consider these SD-WAN architecture pitfalls before adoption

    The return on investment for SD-WAN can be high, but there are a range of factors to consider, including optimization and existing SLAs, before implementation. Continue Reading

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  • Stepping up your WAN connection with new network technology

    If you think enterprise WAN is "been there, done that," think again. The mobile workforce is redefining the role of the wide area network and the nature of the WAN connection. New technologies related to link aggregation and software-defined provisioning are bringing new capabilities to an old standby.

    WAN connection types have evolved from T-1s and Integrated Services Digital Network links to dynamic pipes capable of supporting bandwidth-intensive applications. What's next? Things like the software-defined WAN, or SD-WAN, which has significant implications for many aspects of your WAN, including application delivery. WAN connections in the cloud, too, are at the forefront: You can extend your private WAN to the edge of the cloud service provider's network via WAN Cloud eXchange.

    This technical guide discusses the evolution of the WAN and give you an idea of the new tools that will make your office connectivity infrastructure more robust.

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  • How SD-WAN benefits app delivery

    There are many SD-WAN benefits for the enterprise, including cost savings, better app delivery and more. Learn how to software define your wide area network. Continue Reading

  • SD-WAN, NFV deployment leads software-defined networking charge

    An SD-WAN or NFV deployment can cut costs and simplify network management. Discover how these two software-defined networking technologies can work in your data center. Continue Reading

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