Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 4

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 [...]

Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 3 of 4

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 [...]

Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 2 of 4

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 Security – Challenges and Solution

The Challenge

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 [...]

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Revitalizing your Wide Area Network – Part 1 of 4

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 [...]

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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 volatile road to SD-WAN market leadership

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 [...]

Service Provider Growth Demonstrates Enterprise Adoption of SD-WAN as a Managed Service

As Enterprise Digital Transformation accelerates, the demands on the network are also increasing and many Enterprises are embracing SD-WAN as part of their network transformation to support the shift to hybrid cloud and a more agile, dynamic infrastructure that can respond quickly and efficiently to the demands of the business.

The choice of DIY or managed service for Wide Area Networking is one that Enterprises have debated for years and it’s often a question of strategy and skills, not co [...]

Use the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform with Oracle Cloud

The Nuage Networks from Nokia Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) is now supported with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. You can use the Nuage Networks VSP as a virtual overlay network platform for all your existing virtual and physical server and network resources. It provides secure Layer 2 and Layer 3 access, giving you connectivity from user applications into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Nuage Networks VSP is a software-defined networking (SDN) solution that provides data center and cloud net [...]

Nuage Networks Setting Itself Apart from the SD-WAN Crowd

It is always more compelling when an objective and respected third party articulates a solution’s value proposition compared to telling it yourself. Appledore Research’s November 2018 profile on Nuage Networks SD-WAN does just that when describing Nuage Network’s SD-WAN solution.

This comprehensive profile first outlines how Nuage Networks was formed as an “intrapreneurial” venture of Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) to exploit the emerging software defined networking (SDN) market while t [...]

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