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July 10, 2019
Cisco plans to buy Acacia for $2.6 billion. Cisco's acquisition will make it a direct supplier of optical interconnects for the data centers of carriers and service providers.
April 05, 2019
Microsoft Teams media bypass for direct routing customers is now available, but the configuration may be less beneficial to enterprises than an equivalent feature in Skype for Business.
April 10, 2018
KDDI Europe makes its move in managed SD-WAN, supported by Silver Peak SD-WAN; Lumina Networks updates its Flow Manager product to support service providers transitioning to SDN.
September 12, 2017
The latest options for the Silver Peak SD-WAN include five 9s reliability and cloud-based orchestration -- features enterprises are expected to welcome.
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