Perfecting Cloud Failover Through SD-WAN. Business leaders who demand high-productivity should make cloud availability a top priority. The last-mile connection is the weakest link in the cloud connectivity chain, but all failover solutions are not created equal. Here’s a look at five key features that will protect you against lost cloud productivity.
3 keys to finding the right SD-WAN vendor right now: The SD-WAN market is poised to explode in 2018, with growth projections in the range of $8 Billion by 2021. This presents a huge opportunity and the entire industry of network, cloud, and telecom services is intently preparing for the imminent market disruption. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has essentially created a land-grab as customers have begun ditching their legacy Cisco and MPLS networks in favor of more elegant software-defined solutions that provide greater agility and superior cloud performance for dramatically lower cost. Time is clearly of the essence as multiple competing SD-WAN solutions have emerged in the past few years, but for those looking to offer managed SD-WAN solutions it’s not too late to stake your claim.
There are a multitude of feature comparisons that can bog you down in a confusing SD-WAN vendor evaluation process, but here are three ways Service Providers can quickly narrow their focus; Public Cloud Optimization, Performance for Real-Time “Killer Apps”, and Time-to-Market. By focusing on these three critical features, a Service Provider can literally become an overnight SD-WAN sensation.
TELoIP announced that Roger Davis has been named CEO of the software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) company. And Davis has named Ed Shepherdson as chief success officer. Toronto, Canada-based TELoIP differentiates itself from other SD-WAN vendors by selling its technology through about 15 channel partners. Its networking-as-a-service (NaaS) is targeted to medium and small business customers throughout North America. It owns patents on its Virtual Intelligent Network Overlay (VINO) technology.
Research indicates that 79% have already begun the Journey to SD-WAN. After two years of marketing hype, Software-Defined WAN has arrived and is officially poised for widespread market adoption in 2018. Want to know why SD-WAN is heating up? Help yourself to a free download of the 2018 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design, Part 1 by Dr. Jim Metzler. This report evaluates the State of the WAN based on market survey data plus analyst insights.
On the surface the idea of SD-WAN Orchestration is pretty simple; use a centralized cloud portal to improve network visibility and management. The benefit is much bigger than lower IT support costs, it’s a more agile and responsive network that accelerates innovation and drives higher productivity across the board. The challenge is that every SD-WAN solution makes sweeping claims about orchestration, and the marketing jargon can be quite confusing. Once you cut through the SEO catch phrases like “extensible networks” and “policy abstraction”, what are the tangible benefits of SD-WAN orchestration?
IT personnel and network engineers have a palpable feeling of uncertainty as a new set of challenges confront them. Digital transformation is turning business models on their heads. While enterprises take measures to bolster IT departments and gear up to adapt to the latest technologies, they face fundamental resistance from within. Hardware-centric enterprise networks are based on static deployments, which makes configuration changes too slow and too costly. These legacy networks were never designed to evolve at the pace which business requirements are changing today.
Why Retailers Need Unbreakable Store Connections… The retail industry has passed through multiple evolutionary phases since the dawn of the internet. Innovative technologies continue to boost retail efficiency – particularly in areas like POS, CRM, inventory management and online sales. While business processes have improved, these technologies make retailers totally dependent on internet access. The result of this digital transformation is an urgent need for unbreakable store connectivity to ensure non-stop retail operations.
In the wake of the wake of Cisco’s recent $610 million acquisition of SD-WAN start-up Viptela, thousands of existing Cisco ISR router customers face a difficult choice on where to go from here. The addition of Viptela alongside Meraki and iWAN brings the total number of Cisco SD-WAN offerings to three. This sends a clear message that the time for SD-WAN adoption has arrived, what’s less clear is whether any of Cisco’s offering can fulfill the true promise of SD-WAN.
The only truly scarce commodity in business is time. You can’t create time, so it must be spent wisely. Over the past 20 years, MPLS became entrenched as the gold-standard of WAN transport and many organizations have found a way to absorb the high cost and inefficiencies inherent in MPLS. This post explores 3 keys areas where MPLS is costing you time, and why now is the time for organizations to reconsider whether they can afford to stay with MPLS.
A new study by Futuriom projects big growth for SD-WAN in the coming years. It also predicts “a huge shakeout” of the SD-WAN market players between now and 2019. During that time, it says, at least two of the companies will go public and attain leadership status while many of the others are acquired or otherwise fade away.