Posts about Enterprise Networks

Enterprises are investigating software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) to save networking costs and gain application control. Hoping to increase customer retention, service providers are rolling out managed SD-WAN offerings. These initial service offerings rely on deploying closed and vendor-specific SD-WAN appliances at the customer site ...

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Enterprises looking to improve connectivity across the internet of things and other wide-area data ecosystems basically have two choices when it comes to fiber optics: purchasing leased line services from a telecommunications carrier or implementing its own network using dark fiber ...
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One of the biggest challenges the enterprise faces with the advent of big data and the internet of things is what to do about the network edge. Emerging data patterns require an edge that is not only distributed across a wide area, largely on third-party infrastructure that is beyond the direct control of IT, but one that can handle a much broader set of responsibilities than traditional security and access ...
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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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Earlier this week I came across some interesting ACM papers discussing high-frequency trading (HFT). There's some food for thought here for more, shall we say, "mundane" enterprise network optimization and big data applications.
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