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September 10, 2018
Companies are approaching network infrastructure upgrades with SD-WAN deployment, but a new survey shows they're weighing issues like service chaining and integrated functionality.
June 01, 2018
Vendors participating in MEF's SD-WAN implementation project aim to develop better multivendor interoperability that can lend itself to improved automation.
October 20, 2017
New Cisco managed services take away mundane tasks from network engineers, so they can spend more time on high-value projects. Also, Cisco buys machine learning firm Perspica.
June 14, 2017
Ruckus Wireless expects to become a part of ARRIS in the first week of August. The new ARRIS-Ruckus will remain autonomous and target new markets.
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