Posts about MPLS

Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) got its start as a way for end users to save money. SD-WAN let users create their own virtual private networks (VPNs) using low-cost broadband connections. Users quickly learned that being their own network operator brought a lot of unwanted complexity and headaches. Now, these same enterprises are asking service providers to offer managed SD-WAN services ...

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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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Lessons Learned - Like Sisyphus, who never did manage to roll the huge bolder to the top of the hill, we frequently push for promising new technologies and while we enthusiastically engage, we need to recognize that other technologies start compromising our effort. Examples? Think about all the brilliant brain power that went into ATM! It’s specification and development of respective products kept half a generation of data experts busy. Today, it has almost disappeared with some remaining legacy installations creating headaches for the operational staff.
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