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NaaS Newsletter: August 2017

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TECH TIPS

This month we’re bringing you access to a variety of articles, webinars, and analysts dedicated to SD-WAN and SD-Security to help you learn more about this technology and better advise your clients.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1502890293587{margin-right: 50px !important;margin-left: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1502898466663{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}” el_class=”entry-content”]

A C-Level View of SD-WAN

How does SD-WAN look from the perspective of the C-suite?

If you ask a group of 10 people what SD-WAN is, there’s a good chance you will get 10 different answers. So, which one is right? Well, that depends on your perspective. It is a fresh new approach to how you build your WAN to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Move from legacy packet networking
  • Eliminate dependencies on your network service provider.
  • Make your enterprise tule cloud ready
  • Eliminate dependencies on proprietary hardware
  • Deliver a great user experience.

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Webinar: Software-defining more than just the WAN

Software-defining the WAN is just one component to simplifying and cost reducing the enterprise branch. But why limit your transformation to just the WAN? Are you aware of the additional appliance and service consolidation that you can achieve when you look beyond just WAN connectivity? Have you considered the implications of security when it comes to direct Internet access (and the complexity that can add?)

  • Implications of security due to SD-WAN-enabled direct Internet access
  • Operational and financial benefits of virtualizing the full branch
  • How SD-WAN is only one part of your next-gen branch & WAN architecture

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The New Branch Office SD-WAN Model

How enterprises are combining SD-WAN with security & connectivity solutions

Some great opportunities are emerging for enterprise IT teams that can materially impact how the network is designed, paid for and managed.

  • Public cloud is driving a lightweight edge security model
  • Dual Internet circuits are becoming the default
  • Non-carrier service providers can play an important role
  • Carrier-neutral co-locations
  • New monitoring tools, but who is responsible?

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SD-WAN Industry Experts: People to Follow 

Andrew Lerner – Research Vice President, Gartner

Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research. He covers enterprise networking, including data center, campus and WAN with a focus on emerging technologies (SDN, SD-WAN, and Intent-based networking). Full Bio Here.

Recent SD-WAN Blog Posts

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Websites to Watch: Tech Target: Search SDN

http://searchsdn.techtarget.com/

TechTarget’s software-defined networking (#SDN) resource, covering architecture, network virtualization, and #OpenFlow standards.

Topics Covered

  • SDN Applications
  • SDN Architecture
  • Software- Defined Networking Standards & Research
  • Software-Defined (SDN) Business Issues

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