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By: Masergy     Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Driven by the need to save money, improve agility, and take rapid advantage of emerging technologies to improve internal collaboration and customer engagement, organizations are quickly adopting Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS). UCaaS and CCaaS enable businesses to deliver a modern communications environment, without large capital investment, and in a manner that provides for rapid scaling, easy expansion into new sites and geographies, and deployment flexibility. Unfortunately, many enterprise networks are not optimized to deliver the performance and reliability required to support cloud-based applications, including UCaaS and CCaaS. As a result, IT leaders are rapidly adopting Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) technologies. With SD-WAN’s ability to virtualize underlying network services and to build enterprise-grade WANs using both public (Internet) connectivity and private WAN connectivity, IT leaders can leverage it to su
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By: NEC     Published Date: Aug 25, 2009
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
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By: Spectrum Enterprise     Published Date: Mar 01, 2019
To support business continuity, many organizations eagerly avoid putting all their eggs in one basket. Understanding the critical role of last-mile connectivity and always-available Internet access, savvy firms utilize redundant wide area network (WAN) and Internet connections from multiple service providers to ensure network availability in addition to load balancing. Despite the good intentions, their Internet connectivity risks may still be in a single basket. That is because internet service providers (ISPs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) may operate using leased network infrastructure from the same incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Dec 08, 2015
The Time for the Hybrid WAN IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Feb 23, 2016
A discussion of wide area networking is extremely timely because after a long period with little if any fundamental innovation, the WAN is now the focus of considerable innovation. As a result, for the first time in a decade network organizations have an opportunity to make a significant upgrade to their WAN architecture.
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By: Cisco     Published Date: Jun 21, 2016
IT has gone through a significant evolution over the past decade. Virtualization has changed the entire face of the data center, the network edge has become predominantly wireless and consumer devices reign supreme. However, one of the few areas of IT that has yet to evolve is the corporate wide area network (WAN). Managing the WAN is something network managers have always struggled with because WAN speeds are typically an order of magnitude, or more, slower than local area networks (LANs).
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By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Most organizations are in the midst of some form of digital transformation (DX), transforming how they bring products and services to the market—and ultimately deliver value to their customers. But DX initiatives also bring complexity for the network operations team. With business-critical services distributed across multiple clouds, this leads to potential performance issues, especially at branch locations. Given these realities, it is no wonder that software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology is rapidly going mainstream. Unfortunately, SD-WAN is an example of the paradox of DX: transformative technology can potentially move the business to the next level, but the expanded attack surface it creates can expose the organization to significant risk. That is why an SD-WAN deployment, like every other DX effort, should be accompanied by a security transformation (SX) that rethinks outdated principles, broadens protection beyond the data center, and integrates the security archit
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By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
Enterprises currently face challenges regarding the price, performance, and flexibility of traditional wide area networks (WANs). Aggressive growth in the adoption of public cloud services (a projected 86% spike between 2014 and 2018)1 is forcing organizations to look elsewhere for a more effective network solution to address distributed traffic across remote sites and branch offices. Some of the specific issues organizations face with their traditional WANs include: - High total cost of ownership (TCO) - Lengthy provisioning cycles - Performance degradation with the growth of cloud traffic - Inadequate redundancy and resiliency - Lack of application-aware connectivity To better manage WAN investments, enterprises are adopting a new approach for their distributed branch office networks. Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) offers improved performance, agility, and operational flexibility plus significant cost savings. But not all SDWAN solutions are created equal.
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By: Silver Peak     Published Date: Apr 12, 2016
This white paper reveals how with an SD-WAN, enterprises can improve the resiliency of their WAN, dynamically balance traffic across multiple paths and increase application performance.
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By: Nokia     Published Date: Dec 22, 2015
Enterprises across the globe are looking at Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SDWAN) as the foundation for the future evolution of wide area networking.
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By: Nokia     Published Date: Dec 22, 2015
While business application turn-up on virtual compute platforms takes only minutes, the network configurations to connect your employees at the branch to these applications can take weeks or even months to rollout!
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By: Riverbed     Published Date: May 24, 2012
Data transfer bottlenecks and unpredictability on the Wide Area Network (WAN) can hurt application performance. In addition, the time required to migrate large volumes of data to and from data centers can be a serious concern to business continuity.
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By: Silver Peak     Published Date: Feb 11, 2016
This e-book includes a summary of the key components of some of the emerging approaches to WAN architecture and design and concludes with a call to action that outlines a project plan that network organisations can use to evolve their WAN.
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By: Fortinet EMEA     Published Date: Dec 11, 2018
If you’re dealing with the high cost and complexities of delivering reliable wide area connectivity over traditional carrier-based networks, you’re probably considering some form of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). With the variety of constraints that you face, selecting the right SD-WAN solution for your enterprise may require a few compromises. Security, however, should not be one of them. There are various models for combining SD-WAN and network security, but only one that can truly be called “secure SD-WAN.” Fortinet, the most trusted name in network security, has leveraged its industry-leading FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) to deliver integrated best-of-breed SD-WAN capabilities. Powered by the new FortiOS 6.0 operating system, SD-WANenabled FortiGate solutions provide the right level of service for every application, while ensuring effective protection from advanced evolving threats across your distributed enterprise.
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By: U.S. Cellular     Published Date: Aug 23, 2016
Primary internet connections fail for a variety of reasons: severe weather, downed poles and lines or simply heavier than usual network congestion. Business continuity solutions provide businesses with back-up internet access via a cellular network when primary Wide Area Network (WAN) connections fail or are over-loaded. These solutions enable businesses to: Maintain seamless, uninterrupted access to the internet Process credit card transactions Access to important information stored online This paper will provide an overview of business continuity solutions, examples of in-use scenarios and a path to adoption in an easy to understand and digestible way. Download now.
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By: Riverbed     Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
This informative ESG Lab report examines the Riverbed Steelhead EX + GraniteT appliance, which delivers a powerful combination of wide area network (WAN) optimization, a virtual services platform, and innovative block-storage optimization to help organizations consolidate servers and storage and deliver IT services globally, while ensuring the performance required in remote and branch offices. Download this informative report now to find out how edge-VSI can improve your IT infrastructure.
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By: Forcepoint     Published Date: May 14, 2019
Keep Your Organization Up to Speed As your organization expands, you need a resilient, fast, and secure network — balancing all three is no easy task. A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provides a competitive advantage over traditional service provider options and "hub and spoke" architectures. This is where a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes to the rescue. And deploying it today can provide a quantifiable competitive advantage. Gartner estimates SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but predicts 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. "Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
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By: Forcepoint     Published Date: May 14, 2019
Keep Your Organization Up to Speed As your organization expands, you need a resilient, fast, and secure network — balancing all three is no easy task. A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provides a competitive advantage over traditional service provider options and "hub and spoke" architectures. This is where a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes to the rescue. And deploying it today can provide a quantifiable competitive advantage. Gartner estimates SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but predicts 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. "Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
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By: Forcepoint     Published Date: May 14, 2019
Keep Your Organization Up to Speed As your organization expands, you need a resilient, fast, and secure network — balancing all three is no easy task. A software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) provides a competitive advantage over traditional service provider options and "hub and spoke" architectures. This is where a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) comes to the rescue. And deploying it today can provide a quantifiable competitive advantage. Gartner estimates SD-WAN has less than 5% market share today, but predicts 25% of users will manage their WAN through software within two years. "Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies" guides you step-by-step how to manage and secure digital networks with SD-WAN, with instructions even the most novice networking professional can understand. Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN for Dummies” and gain a competitive edge today!
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By: Forcepoint     Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Five false assumptions about SD-WAN By now, almost everyone knows something about software-defined-wide-area networking (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is getting a lot of buzz over its MPLS counterpart, but every innovation in tech comes with certain misconceptions—it’s just part of the territory. Can SD-WAN take the place of internet? SD-WAN doesn’t require on-premises hardware, right? Outside of cost, is it really better than MPLS? Read “Secure Enterprise SD-WAN Myths” for answers to these questions and more, clarity around SD-WAN’s advantages and limitations, and how Forcepoint can help you implement secure SD-WAN for your distributed enterprise. And yes—SD-WAN really is better than MPLS.
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By: Forcepoint     Published Date: Jun 06, 2019
Unlike traditional network architectures, software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) makes it possible to harness existing network technology to better align operations and business policies. While many companies identify a need to evolve to SD-WAN, they are not always convinced SD-WAN can deliver the necessary enterprise capabilities. Join us for a webinar with Link-Connect to learn how they use Forcepoint NGFWs to deliver enterprise-class SD-WAN to manage more than 400 sites from a single management console. In this webcast, learn how Forcepoint NGFW: Simplifies operations. Management is easier with central management, visibility and hierarchical policies. Saves investment dollars. Smarter use of capacity and the ability to visualize and prioritize traffic reduces connectivity costs. Boosts business outcomes. Optimized capacity, increased security and ensured high availability
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By: Riverbed     Published Date: Feb 26, 2015
Riverbed® SteelHeadTM SaaS addresses cloud services/software as a service (SaaS) performance challenges by providing an easy-to-deploy optimization solution that meets customer needs for application performance over WAN and Internet connections. Combining private wide area network (WAN) and public internet optimization, the SteelHead SaaS is a first-of-its-kind solution, which optimizes traffic across the public Internet with Riverbed’s award-winning SteelHead optimization system (formerly RiOS or Riverbed Optimization System) technology to accelerate data and application protocols. SteelHead SaaS delivers optimized performance up to 30x for cloud services/SaaS applications, such as Microsoft Office 365 or Salesforce.com, regardless of where the end user is located.
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By: Riverbed     Published Date: Apr 24, 2015
Riverbed Technology has been addressing performance issues on private and cloud enterprise networks with Steelhead wide-area network (WAN) optimization. Since 2012, Riverbed has applied its technology to Office 365 and Salesforce with Riverbed® Steelhead® Cloud Accelerator. Steelhead Cloud Accelerator combines WAN and Internet optimization to ensure bandwidth reductions and a superior user experience.
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By: Riverbed     Published Date: Jul 22, 2015
As enterprise computing has evolved, businesses have been shifting to a “hybrid enterprise” where core applications and data can be located in private data centers and public clouds. The growth of hybrid cloud deployments accelerated the transition to hybrid wide-area networks (WANs). Private networks, such as MPLS, are being joined by Internet connections that offer a choice in delivery channels—costly, but predictable, networks for mission-critical loads and cheaper public networks for bulk loads such as data backups.
Tags : hybrid enterprise, private data centers, public clouds, wans, data backups, it management
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By: F5 Networks Inc     Published Date: Jan 22, 2009
This paper is intended for people who will be proposing solutions, providing installation services or consulting, and who may be assisting in deploying Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions accessed over a Wide Area Network (WAN). It will also be of interest to IT professionals who may be deploying and/or managing such Office SharePoint Server 2007 solutions.
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