Posts about SD-WAN

The current spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus has caused major disruption to supply chains. Manufacturers are shifting production from China to other countries. The situation highlights the risks of a single-source strategy. One bit of good news is that truly open network functions virtualization (NFV) provides a path to reducing risk through the power of choice ...
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Telco operators and enterprises are working to enjoy the benefits of the cloud. Initially, this was focused on data center applications. But now this trend includes hosting at the customer site, as well as in the telco network. We call this approach edge cloud. A specific application of edge cloud is universal CPE (uCPE). That’s where an open server and software replace a stack of fixed-function networking devices ...
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Posted by Prayson Pate on December 10, 2019
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With a new year and the start of a new decade only three weeks away, it’s time to look forward. What developments can we expect to see in the world of network function virtualization (NFV) in 2020?

After years of acquisitions in the SD-WAN space, there was a pause in 2019. But the overall churn continued. The biggest news was ADTRAN entering the market with their SD-WAN offering. I think that 2020 will be much more active. There are still too many SD-WAN players, and I predict some will go away – either through acquisitions or fire sales ... 
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Posted by Ulrich Kohn on October 09, 2019
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In the past, I was forced to limit the size of my mail folder. Now those days are gone. The relative costs of storage versus manual deleting have changed. Today it’s cheaper to keep information rather than spend the time deleting it and occasionally experiencing issues with lost data. What’s more, it’s now easy to rapidly expand storage and compute capacity by allocating it to resources in the cloud on demand and in real time. All you need is a fast and secure connection to the data center ...

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