Enterprises need to keep edge networks safe: Versa Networks CEO

  Network security is not only a top boardroom priority, but ensuring the protection of corporate data moving from the edge network out to the cloud and back is not an easy task, given today’s complex hybrid-cloud architectures. Network security matters more than ever, especially given that it is now a major C-level concern for every large and mid-market enterprise. Senior executives have seen too … Continue reading Enterprises need to keep edge networks safe: Versa Networks CEO

MEF, ONUG team up to advance SD-WAN managed services

MEF and IT business leaders group ONUG will join forces to make sure enterprises are provided with communications services that are optimized for digital transformation in the multi-cloud era. Under the collaboration, MEF will leverage ONUG’s hybrid multi-cloud enterprise end user requirements to accelerate development of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN managed services standards and related certification programs for services, technologies, and professionals. Technology vendors and service … Continue reading MEF, ONUG team up to advance SD-WAN managed services

Internet SD-WAN alone isn’t enough to power most organisations: Brennan IT

If you were to believe the news in the market lately, it would seem that pure Internet based Software Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) will be the solution to all of our problems, with some reports calling it ‘the most disruptive technology of 2019.’ In the same way, you’d also think that a 100 percent cloud-based organisation is the ideal model for most businesses. The truth … Continue reading Internet SD-WAN alone isn’t enough to power most organisations: Brennan IT

Turbo charging collaboration in a cloud-first world

Today, most enterprise CIOs are of in the midst of migrating more of their business applications and infrastructure to the cloud, including real-time voice calling, video conferencing and collaboration applications.  In fact, Gartner predicts by 2021, 90 percent of IT leaders will not purchase new premises-hosted unified communications (UC) infrastructure because future cloud-hosted UC-as-a-service (UCaaS) offerings will be far ahead in terms of features, functions, … Continue reading Turbo charging collaboration in a cloud-first world

MEF publishes industry’s first SD-WAN standard

MEF has flagged the publication of the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its service attributes. SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) was officially approved by MEF members and ratified by the MEF Board of Directors at the organization’s recent Annual Members Meeting. The SD-WAN service standardization forms part of a transformational initiative to define, deliver, and certify a family of dynamic … Continue reading MEF publishes industry’s first SD-WAN standard

The glue that will bind 5G and the edge together: Silver Peak

5G mobile wireless technology has finally arrived in Australia. There’s no doubt that it’s going to be a game changer for our ultra-high–speed, hyper-connected world. It will provide the fastest mobile internet speeds we’ve ever seen to meet today’s explosive bandwidth and network connectivity demands. 5G is poised to revolutionise several industries by bringing significantly faster connections, meaning shorter delays and increased connectivity for users. … Continue reading The glue that will bind 5G and the edge together: Silver Peak

Riverbed steps up enterprise SD-WAN play, inks global OEM contract with Versa Networks

Riverbed has signed a global original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement with Versa Networks, combining Riverbed’s world-class expertise, global support and services, and leadership in digital performance with Versa Network’s innovative enterprise-class secure SD-WAN technology.  This agreement strengthens Riverbed’s presence in the SD-WAN market, and expands the company’s reach and ability to address larger and more complex enterprise SD-WAN deployments in order to help businesses of … Continue reading Riverbed steps up enterprise SD-WAN play, inks global OEM contract with Versa Networks

MEF unveils final draft SD-WAN service standard

MEF has announced the public availability of MEF’s final draft standard that, for the first time in the industry, defines an SD-WAN service and its various attributes. After incorporating extensive feedback from service provider and technology members, MEF is now moving the draft SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services standard (MEF 70) through the last phase of membership and Board approval. The document is available for download here. “MEF’s team of … Continue reading MEF unveils final draft SD-WAN service standard

Fusion Broadband sees 400% growth in SD-WAN services after moving to the cloud

Australian SD-WAN provider Fusion says its decision to migrate its software-defined WAN services to IBM Cloud has resulted in considerable business benefits such as the ability to support a 400 per cent growth of its SD-WAN offerings. Fusion has been providing total carrier and technology agnostic SD-WAN services for some ten years, enabling private networks between multiple locations to deliver faster speeds, failover protection and redundancy. … Continue reading Fusion Broadband sees 400% growth in SD-WAN services after moving to the cloud

Juniper Networks flags cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN offering

Juniper Networks has announced a cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN service, The firm said its Contrail Service Orchestration now offers enterprises a simple way to manage and secure not only the WAN infrastructure, but also branch LAN and Wi-Fi networks typically deployed alongside the service. “The economics of the cloud are undeniable,” Juniper Networks added. “Organisations are consuming applications and services predominantly through the cloud to … Continue reading Juniper Networks flags cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN offering