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News on software-defined wide-area networking services and technology
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/24/2018
SD-WAN emerged as a way for enterprise and SMB customers to cut network costs. But the real benefits of SD-WAN are "network flexibility or redundancy, dynamic ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/18/2018
Enterprises are looking to service providers for end-to-end solutions that scale, but the lack of interoperability and consistency within the telecom market is making ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Underlying Verizon's latest offer of virtualized network service bundles is the kind of automation and closed-loop service assurance the telecom industry is rabidly ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/16/2018
128 Technology today announced deals with a systems integrator and its white box provider intended to let managed service providers offer SD-WAN on an automated, ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/16/2018
Kevin McBride details CenturyLink's digital transformation journey and how to prepare for a data-driven, automated network.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 4/12/2018
KDDI Europe, a London-based subsidiary of the Japanese telco KDDI Corporation, is partnering with Silver Peak to offer managed SD-WAN services for its 500 enterprise ...
By Light Reading, 4/12/2018
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Enterprises know they need to embrace virtualization, but implementing software-defined networking (SDN) solutions can be complex, time ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/12/2018
NetElastic, a two-year-old startup focused on carrier NFV, says it will land a major telecom operator deal this year, and is working with several large telecom ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/10/2018
MEF today made two major announcements that are very different but build on the common theme of using collaboration among standards and open source groups to solve ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/9/2018
Colt is counting on ONAP to become the industry standard for orchestration, but sees that as the long-term goal, with its short-term needs likely to be built on ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 4/9/2018
SD-WAN began life just a few years ago as a means for enterprises to cut costs on expensive MPLS connections, but it's matured far beyond that. Enterprises are ...
By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 4/6/2018
The majority of service provider experts say they feel pretty confident about how their companies are handling software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) security ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/5/2018
Participation in standards development organizations (SDOs) is becoming more important as telecom operators try to automate hybrid cloud connections to make them ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
Atlanta's Ransomware Attack Cost Around $2.6M – Report
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/24/2018
A report indicates that Atlanta spent a little over $2.6 million to defend itself ...
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Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/24/2018
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in ...
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/24/2018
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its ...
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Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 7/17/2017
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's ...
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