Posts about SD-WAN

The enterprise is quickly learning what software-defined infrastructure can do for the data center. Now that the network can be provisioned as an abstract architecture along with compute and storage, organizations can finally rid themselves of the limitations that hardware places on data productivity ...
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Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) offers enterprise users a way to implement virtual private networks (VPNs) at a much lower cost than today’s operator-managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPNs. However, today’s SD-WAN solutions put the enterprise in charge of all aspects of the network, including local access and backbone transport. That may be too much of a management burden to take on for already-overloaded IT departments ...

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The healthcare industry has become increasingly exposed to cyberattacks. In 2015, 36% of compromised records were healthcare related, making it the number one industry for data breaches. Perhaps this should come as no surprise as confidential personal data from healthcare organizations is particularly lucrative for hackers. Criminals know it’s likely to include not only names and dates of birth but also insurance and financial information. And, thanks to the boom in cloud computing and application-based connectivity, there’s no longer one single point of entry for a hacker to access a company’s system ...
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Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is a very hot topic. For enterprises, SD-WAN offers a way to cut up-front costs, but it may leave them open to longer-term support costs as well as issues with service assurance. For service providers, SD-WAN represents a threat to their traditional managed virtual private network (VPN) offerings but it also represents an opportunity to extend their reach and provide more flexible enterprise networking solutions ...
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