The SDN WAN Blog

Take Control With SD-WAN

Take Control With SD-WAN

By Paul Mason | Equinix |  When it comes to wide area networks (WANs), enterprises face the challenge of balancing high-availability, performance and costs. Take a retailer with hundreds of locations: Deploying a redundant pair of MPLS connections to each store will... read more
How Full Stack is Driving Vendor Innovation

How Full Stack is Driving Vendor Innovation

ONUG | January 14, 2016 |  As products have become more specialized, they are appealing to an increasingly narrow and more sophisticated customer set. Firewalls are no longer meant for IT engineers, but firewall experts. SSL requires deep knowledge of SSL... read more
SD-LAN v. SD-WAN: The Same But Different – Viptela

SD-LAN v. SD-WAN: The Same But Different – Viptela

Ramesh Prabagaran | No Jitter |  Software-defined networking has a role to play in the local and wide area — just make sure you know the distinctions. A growing misconception is that software-defined networking (SDN) is a one-size-fits-all technology that solves... read more
Critical Applications and the WAN

Critical Applications and the WAN

By Tom Hollingsworth | Gestalt IT |  In a former life, I spent a lot of time working with customers that had remote sites spread all over the state. They had critical applications that had to be up all the time. Governments had their databases. Schools had their... read more
End-To-End Network Segmentation On SD-WAN Networks

End-To-End Network Segmentation On SD-WAN Networks

Jordan Martin | Gestalt IT |  There isn’t much doubt that SD-WAN is leading the way to mainstream adoption of SDx technologies in enterprise networks.  The WAN has traditionally been a portion of our network where required complexity has been prevalent.  Disparate... read more
SD-WAN excitement at VMWorld

SD-WAN excitement at VMWorld

VMworld 2015 is fast approaching and San Francisco is getting ready to host thousands of knowledge-hungry professionals eager to learn what VMware has been up to since the event last year. This is exactly why we are so excited to take part in VMworld 2015 in San... read more
WAN Status: Cloud traffic and the backhauling challenge?

WAN Status: Cloud traffic and the backhauling challenge?

Author: Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler and Associates As an analyst, I advise Fortune-500 enterprises on network transformation. Some questions I keep getting asked are, why do Cloud applications perform poorly? What will happen when I migrate my entire workforce to... read more