Posts about WAN

If things work out the way proponents hope, software-defined WANs will make tying corporate locations together far more efficient, increase functionality and reduce costs. SD-WANs are an implementation of software-defined networks. Today, network elements are purpose-built physical devices. If a company wants a firewall to protect an office, it calls a service provider or carrier who sends out a guy – it always was a guy – with a firewall in a truck. He deploys it into the network ...

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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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The following is my Real CTO conversation with Kevin Riley of Sonus. Prayson: Kevin, could you talk a little bit about your company’s role in the NFV transformation? Kevin: Our primary focus at Sonus is migrating real-time communications to network functions virtualization infrastructure, or NFVI. This focus manifests itself along multiple dimensions, including session border control, policy, modernized licensing models ...


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In 2015, several high-profile data breaches made cybersecurity a major talking point. As the companies involved still try to repair the damage to their businesses, the key question is what lies ahead in 2016. Cybercriminals aren’t going anywhere and, with more and more data moving to the cloud, network security will continue to be a key concern. Here are some thoughts on what security trends we can expect to see next year: 1. Cybercriminals Will Be Just as Busy - Unfortunately, communication networks are an increasingly attractive hunting ground for criminals, activists and terrorists motivated to make money, get noticed, or even bring down corporations and governments through online disruption. Several high-profile hacking incidents made the news in 2015. We should brace ourselves for more cyberattacks in the new year. 2. There’ll Be More Data Protection Regulation ...
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