MEF recently announced that Nuage Networks from Nokia was one of the first technology vendors certified to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services. This certification enables technology vendors to validate the conformance of their products and services against the industry-leading SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) global standard. It also enables enterprise buyers to identify whether the SD-WAN product or service that they are considering conforms to these industry-standard attributes or c [...]
Digital transformation is not just about lowering costs and increasing productivity, in Philips case it is about improving the health of people worldwide. Philips is a company spread across 100 countries with over 77,000 employees. Their goal is to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation, with a specific corporate goal to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2030. As part of this goal they will strive to improve access to care in underserved communities for 40 [...]
There has been a lot of media coverage this year about the need for Enterprises to re-engineer their business practices through the adoption of a Digital Transformation strategy. In all cases there is a driving need to improve on the flow of information across the business regardless of the location of employees or the business applications those employees rely on to do their jobs.
An example of an Enterprise who has completely transformed their business via Digital Transformation is Ixom, a [...]
In part four of this blog I’ll continue the story on the evolution of SD-WAN from DIY to a mainstream managed service offering and on to the role SD-WAN plays in delivering the step change in business operation brought about by Enterprise Digital Transformation. Part one of the blog can be found here, part two here, and part three here.
Delivering the network for Enterprise Digital Transformation
With the adoption of the Cloud for mainstream IT there has been significant disruption acros [...]
In part three of this blog, I’ll continue the story on the evolution of SD-WAN from DIY to a mainstream managed service offering, part one can be found here and part two can be found here.
SD-WAN Managed Services
The second wave of SD-WAN deployments heralded a change in the delivery of Enterprise network services. Competition increased with a number of new challengers entering the market with innovative services that provided a management framework of both the WAN service and underlay c [...]
In part two of this blog I’ll continue the story on the evolution of SDN into the Enterprise WAN where we focus on the complexities of early SD-WAN implementations, part one can be found here.
Self-operating the SD-WAN Platform
To get maximum control of the new SD-WAN network, the Enterprise had to make the decision to run the network in-house and for many Enterprises this was a significant shift in their operating model.
Many Enterprises had shifted to an outsourced model for their W [...]
SD-WAN addresses flexibility with transport independence, enabling connections over direct internet broadband, MPLS circuits, and LTE/5G. Multiple path types can carry traffic simultaneously so that the best path is automatically selected for optimal application experience. SD-WAN with multi-cloud connectivity has allowed the enterprises to seamlessly move data and workloads from data center to branch to the public cloud. Thus, the reach of the network is from an enterprise da [...]
I’ve been working on software defined networking for the branch since 2013, that’s before it was called SD-WAN and before the industry knew what the real benefits of an SDN powered wide area network would deliver to Enterprises. This four-part blog will cover the key changes over the last six or so years of evolution of SDN in the WAN to SD-WAN.
The market positioning of the technology has changed over the years, from an initial message of how SD-WAN would allow the Enterprise to “un-ca [...]
Nuage Networks recognized as a Leaders Board Partner of Intel® Network Builders Winners’ Circle Program for driving SDN innovation
As a member of the Intel® Network Builders ecosystem, Nuage Networks has contributed to the acceleration of network transformation by working closely with Intel and their ecosystem. Based on these contributions, Nuage Networks has been recognized as a Leaders Board Partner company.
In particular, Nuage Networks has worked to advance the performance of software-based virtual switches in the form of the virtualized network services gateway (NSG-v), accelerated virtual routing and switching (AV [...]
The race to SD-WAN market leadership is a marathon and not a sprint. In the crowded SD-WAN market, we are slowly witnessing a “thinning of the herd” as rapid vendor consolidation is shaping the future of SD-WAN while shuffling the leadership deck.
The market incumbency head start
So far it is clear that enterprise incumbency has been paramount in the success of SD-WAN and has been explicitly used by legacy players and large conglomerates to their advantage. Legacy players used their incumb [...]