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WAN technologies and services

  • Cisco to acquire Viptela

    Chuck Moozakis - Editor at Large 01 May 2017
  • Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco's existing SD-WAN portfolio with ...

  • Are MPLS network deployments in decline?

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 16 Jan 2017
  • There has been a fair amount of credence given to some media statements that are suggesting MPLS network services are decreasing in popularity.  I believe WAN technology is becoming less about ...

  • Wires only & Managed WAN Services - SDN / Hybrid

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 21 Sep 2015
  • The WAN space is becoming interesting with technologies such as VPLS (Virtual Private LAN Service), SDN (Software Defined Networks) and Hybrid WAN solutions. Over the past decade, there hasn't been ...

  • IT Strategy for WAN Procurement

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 05 Aug 2015
  • IT Strategy for WAN Procurement and your organisations specific business strategy The IT strategy element is perhaps one of the most powerful WAN procurement areas because, when used correctly, IT ...

  • Selecting a top UK MPLS Provider

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 13 May 2015
  • I was recently interviewed by a new business startup forum about some of the key aspects of procuring WAN connectivity in the UK. The transcript from that interview has been sent to me for public ...

  • Challenges of Global MPLS Network Procurement

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 30 Jan 2015
  • Companion resource: The Techtarget version of our free IT Managers step by step Global MPLS Network procurement Mindmap. Every risk, pitfall and opportunity outlined at a glance. In this article, I ...

  • A VPLS Network procurement walkthrough

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 18 Nov 2014
  • Organisations should never be forced into a features and benefits conversation with their prospective service providers. The majority of network designs produced by our BT Business partnership ...

  • Thoughts on achieving good MPLS costs

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 06 Oct 2014
  • If your idea of obtaining good MPLS costs is to throw a spreadsheet of sites together and hope for the best, you might be disappointed. In this article I share some of my experience where projects ...

  • BT IP Clear Playbook for UK IT Management

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 06 Oct 2014
  • US readers will no doubt tune out but wait. Although BT IP Clear is a UK based service, the technology refers (as a rule, there are exceptions) to unmanaged connectivity from BT. The US market is ...

  • One of the best Global MPLS providers?

    Robert Sturt - The Network Union 05 Oct 2014
  • It’s not really that hard to come up with a list of global MPLS providers from the usual suspects. There are a few lesser known providers worth considering. Note: Oddly enough, I live in rurally in ...

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