WAN technologies and services
- June 05, 2019
Silver Peak and NSC have partnered up to combine NSC IT services with Silver Peak SD-WAN services. NSC will serve as a single source provider and offer SD-WAN deployment services.
- December 17, 2018
Before the final days of 2018 fade into history like so last-generation 4G, spend some time reviewing the news and trends that graced the networking industry this year.
- May 03, 2018
Enterprises are undergoing SD-WAN testing to gauge how the technology can offer better WAN control, IHS Markit says. Also, OPNFV releases Fraser to support cloud-native applications.
- January 23, 2018
With its recently added SD-WAN appliance, Talari aims for smaller branch locations, like retail and remote sites; Cradlepoint introduces subscription-based networking packages.
- January 04, 2018
Zayo Group has launched an SD-WAN product. The Zayo SD-WAN is available as an on-premises or managed product. Zayo is a bandwidth infrastructure provider in the U.S. and Europe.
- November 15, 2017
Versa Networks is targeting voice and video quality with its latest software-defined networking technology. The new software is the latest addition to the Versa SD-WAN product.
- October 26, 2017
Capital One and General Electric are pushing the scalability of hybrid WAN. The companies are using the technology to cut networking costs. GE plans to save millions of dollars.
- October 26, 2017
Singtel anchors its managed software-defined branch service with technology from Versa Networks; MegaPath looks to Fortinet to bolster security for its managed SD-WAN service.
- May 18, 2017
Comcast Business chooses Versa Networks as its managed SD-WAN partner, while Sprint turns to VeloCloud. Also, NEC and Dell EMC announce the availability of their SD-LAN service.
- January 26, 2017
Hughes now offers managed SD-WAN, which supports wireless, fiber and satellite connectivity. Also, an IHS Markit survey reveals 2016 SDN expectations didn't meet the actual numbers.
- December 14, 2016
SD-WAN technology and deployment made leaps in 2016, with an increased number of use cases and suppliers. Check out seven trends on the SD-WAN horizon for 2017.
- October 31, 2016
Liquor distributor Republic National Distributing Co. chose the less expensive Silver Peak SD-WAN to raise the reliability of its new digital operation.
- September 27, 2016
Silver Peak, Versa Networks and Viptela are the latest SD-WAN vendors to launch partnerships and services in a market expected to top $6 billion by 2020.
- September 02, 2016
CloudGenix SD-WAN has been released as virtualized software, raising to three the number of deployment options. The others include bare metal and a CloudGenix appliance.
- June 29, 2016
CenturyLink is the latest provider to roll out a new managed SD-WAN service -- using technology from Versa Networks -- which it plans to make widely available later this year.
- June 06, 2016
Talari has rolled out a new strategic alliance program, indicating the vendor's interest in supporting third-party products that complement its own SD-WAN technology.
- December 12, 2014
ICYMI: Aryaka ONE offers last-mile WAN optimization service; 60 tech giants speak out against possible ISP regulation.
- December 08, 2014
How long will it take for ISPs to come to enterprises and ask them to pay extra to ensure that their Salesforce.com data gets to where it's supposed to go?
- December 04, 2014
Exinda Networks makes WAN orchestration more granular with QoS control and bandwidth management over applications and users.
- November 18, 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 ...
- July 01, 2014
A Texas mortgage lender turbocharges clogged WAN with suite of optimization and VDI platforms from Citrix.
- May 23, 2014
WAN aggregation, coupled with WAN optimization, can help businesses take advantage of cheaper bandwidth options, while keeping reliability intact.
- March 20, 2014
Anuta Networks has expanded device and feature support for network orchestration across data centers, campuses and branches.
- December 05, 2013
Silver Peak targets firms with hybrid networks and with features that automatically determine better-performing links through which to send traffic.
- March 29, 2013
A global IT consultancy chooses Aryaka's cloud WAN optimization service over traditional hardware-based vendors.
- March 21, 2012
The Farmington School district in Connecticut has deployed a Comcast Metro Ethernet network to support online testing and educational applications across the district.
- February 22, 2012
With proper configuration and good system management, VoIP over WAN delivers good voice quality.
- January 10, 2012
Cloud computing is one of the top five technology trends for 2012 that are reshaping the wide area network (WAN). Discover the other trends in this slideshow.
- November 22, 2011
Decide whether you should support video traffic across your enterprise WAN (wide area network) using these recommendations.
- November 15, 2011
A global manufacturer deployed Akamai’s content delivery network technology on its MPLS for Web application acceleration, a technology usually reserved for the Internet.
- September 16, 2011
Legacy WAN connectivity options, such as ATM and frame relay, are falling out of favor as businesses spend more on MPLS and Ethernet WAN services, according to In-Stat.
- August 24, 2011
Enterprise M2M applications are niche for now, but Cisco Systems has built a new ISR in anticipation of rapid growth in enterprise M2M communications.
- August 10, 2011
With Ethernet exchanges, WAN pros have more options for Ethernet WAN services because a service provider can extend connectivity beyond its own footprint.
- July 01, 2011
WAN managers tasked with satisfying an insatiable hunger for bandwidth are looking to Metro Ethernet and other Ethernet WAN services for bigger, cheaper pipes.
- May 27, 2011
Find out what happened around wide area network (WAN) technology in this Interop 2011 Las Vegas recap.
- May 18, 2011
At Interop Las Vegas 2011, moderator Jim Metzler hosted a panel of five vendors creating breakthrough WAN technologies that will change the way you create and manage your network.
- May 10, 2011
Vendors announced plans this week at Interop 2011 to beef up their cloud WAN optimization products, including a partnership between Riverbed and Akamai to tackle SaaS performance.
- February 01, 2011
Looking to cut WAN costs associated with expensive private circuits, enterprises are considering standard broadband as a primary means of WAN connectivity for select branches.
- November 10, 2010
WAN optimization vendors have begun to tackle public cloud performance -- a move that WAN managers welcome, although some question whether efforts go far enough.
- August 27, 2010
Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) enables multipoint-to-multipoint communication over carrier-based MPLS/IP networks, basically enabling enterprises to extend LAN segments over long distances. In ...
- May 26, 2010
Wireless backhaul offers an alternative that goes the distance for organizations that can't trench their own fiber or add T1 lines, or want to avoid doing so.
- December 16, 2009
Deploying a group of Palo Alto next-generation firewalls allowed IDT Corp. to decommission dozens of weak legacy firewalls and simplify WAN security management.
- November 25, 2009
As frame relay, ATM and other legacy WAN architectures fade away, enterprises are moving toward hybrid WAN networks that consist of both Ethernet services and MPLS IP VPNs. It all depends on the nature of the enterprise and how much control it wants...
- October 28, 2009
Wide area network (WAN) managers need to think less like techies and more like business strategists when deciding whether to power the WAN with one or multiple service providers. Enterprises have to decide how much risk they can tolerate and weigh ...
- October 13, 2009
Investing in a WAN link controller that combines link failover and network load balancing has freed New Orleans researchers from burning the midnight oil just to transfer files.
- October 05, 2009
In an era of tight budgets, a shortage of skilled staff and increasing network demands, WAN managed services are looking better as an option to help eliminate management and support stress on a company's IT department. There are also some ...
- September 02, 2009
Merit Network, a nonprofit regional wide-area network (WAN) that connects Michigan's major universities to one another and the rest of the world, made a major upgrade about five years ago from a carrier-based circuit network to a private, ...
- August 26, 2009
An F5 Networks survey found that cloud computing adoption is high. WAN engineers must make sure their enterprises have the right WAN infrastructure in place to support cloud services.
- May 27, 2009
With budgets tightening, service providers are offering managed WAN services ranging from optimization to on-site maintenance as a way to cut internal costs.
- May 13, 2009
Aruba Networks introduces Virtual Branch Network, a portfolio of remote networking products that gives teleworkers and small branch offices secure and simple access to the corporate network.
- March 04, 2009
Delivering Oracle applications -- including Web-based ERP, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and Oracle Forms -- over the WAN requires careful planning for optimization and acceleration to ensure efficient network operations that reduce bandwidth needs and ...
- November 19, 2008
When selecting a provider for a managed MPLS network, enterprises must focus on more than just how the provider designs and builds the network. They should also think about the support they will get from the provider once the network is up and ...
- November 15, 2007
Cisco has made a string of strategic acquisitions, culminating with the purchase of Cognio, which could vault it to the top of the heap when it comes to next-generation IP video applications like digital signage, interactive advertising and video ...
- November 01, 2007
In this tip on controlling and implementing multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), learn how to eliminate network latency without getting caught in an SLA with a bad service provider.
- July 14, 2007
The jet manufacturer says it's moving away from frame relay and ATM to MPLS to increase service to extranet partners, cut costs and increase internal productivity.
- June 30, 2007
Some say fixed wireless is as secure and reliable as high-speed wired service, but one company explains why, for now, it relies on T1 links and uses wireless only in emergencies.
- August 17, 2005
Once a product or technology is labeled "mature," that usually means its days are numbered. Typically, it's just a matter of time until something newer, faster and better relegates it to the scrap heap. But in the case of frame relay, that may not ...
- July 06, 2005
IT professionals say SSL VPN connections are easier to secure and manage than their IPsec counterparts. But don't count IPsec out just yet.
- September 01, 2004
Confused about what a virtual private network does? Start here, and then proceed through our links below.
- April 19, 2004
Expand Networks has announced a new roster of WAN optimization appliances, intended to help remote offices avoid bottlenecks caused by enterprise applications.
- August 04, 2003
Proxim has introduced a new line of "last mile" wireless WAN products for service providers and enterprises that need building-to-building connectivity without fiber optic cabling.
- March 21, 2003
More on standard for bandwidth utilization over WAN circuit
- June 20, 2002
A recent study from Infonetics research finds that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private networks (VPNs) are poised to fill a market niche not covered by traditional Internet Protocol Secure (IPsec) VPNs. Ted Studwell, vice president for ...
- May 02, 2002
Managed IP VPN services provider Virtela Communications Inc. has a new president and CEO. Christopher Clark is a 15-year veteran of the telecommunications and computer industries, and comes to the two-year-old, Denver company from Sprint, where he ...
- April 12, 2001 12 Apr'01