Delivering combination of real time voice, video, and data is bandwidth intensive and requires complex network configuration to ensure the delivery of these time sensitive applications.
Download this paper to learn the recent WAN technology trends to enable companies to roll out and support UC without the cost and complexity of traditional WAN.
Traditional WAN technologies are a mismatch for modern branch networks.
Enterprises need branch offices to be up and running quickly. Branch WAN costs are increasing dramatically. So is WAN traffic. IT departments are losing visibility and control. This is not sustainable. There has to be a new way!
Almost every IT and business leader today is focused on creating a more agile business. The ability to adapt immediately to business climate changes is now the basis for competitive advantage, and it will determine which companies will thrive and leapfrog their competitors and which ones will face becoming irrelevant. However, business agility cannot be achieved without having an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is one of the reasons why businesses have spent billions of dollars on technology to make IT more agile.
In their search for top-of-the-class uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) for their demanding data center environment, WUSD wanted a system that would keep everything backed up with enough runtime for a graceful shutdown, but was also easily scalable. Equally important, the district wanted seamless integration with their virtual environment.
Find out how the Eaton 9390 UPS and the Eaton Intelligent Power Software (IPS) Suite made the grade.
Getting the best user experience from your applications requires that you know what is on your WAN. Look for solutions that can identify applications passing over your WAN and allow you to prioritize your most mission-critical data and then optimize to save bandwidth.
This white paper takes a close look at the importance of moving to an agile, high-performance, next-generation data center network with three key areas that need to be addressed in order to do so: The Data Center Interconnect, Cloud Connectivity, and Building Cloud-Aware Networks.
Cisco made Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) generally available on November 3rd, 2015. It is an SDN controller that supports apps that make WAN and access networks easier to deploy and manage. Cisco’s focus on a low-risk, incremental approach to adopting SDN will appeal to its user-base. Cisco needs to describe the policy control capabilities benefits of APIC-EM, and also highlight its power as a platform and its ability to distinguish apps from point solution offerings from many other companies with competitive features.
This White Paper reviews the current state of enterprise WAN usage, key challenges businesses face today with their WAN, the impact of digital transformation initiatives on the WAN, and key benefits of using software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). The ideas presented in this White Paper draw on the findings of a March 2017 survey of more than 800 network management executives about WAN usage and attitudes. The survey was conducted by IDC and sponsored by Comcast Business.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
"In the cloud era, businesses need levels of agility that traditional networks can’t provide. The software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) is emerging at branch offices and other remote locations to drive increased efficiencies and to optimize user experiences across cloud applications and services.
What you’ll learn from this powerful resource:
Why the SD-WAN market is expected to hit $6B by 2020.
The products and services that form the SD-WAN landscape.
Some essential guidance for SD-WAN planning and implementation."
As software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) continues to become a mainstream technology, its relationship to WAN
Optimization (WANop) must be examined. At first glance, the two can appear alike, and are often erroneously
mentioned as synonymous technologies. A deeper examination however, will reveal two distinct and highly
complementary technologies with very limited feature overlap. This document aims to demystify the relationship
between the two, outline the market shifts that have led to a reduced WANop sector, and provide a recommendation
on deploying both technologies in a modern enterprise WAN.
As organizations prioritize digital transformation initiatives, many are finding that legacy
networks are holding them back. To support new business models, cloud adoption, and an
explosion in connected devices, modern networks must support interoperability across data
centers, multiple clouds, branch locations, and edge devices. Applications now run at every
point on this spectrum, and they are critical to businesses’ ability to win in hypercompetitive marketplaces. Yet, even as business success has become more dependent on
this new architecture, and the amount of data flowing across connections has increased,
many organizations still lack a unified approach to management, automation, and security
Digital transformation has moved out of the early-adopter phase and into mainstream adoption. According to the ZK Research 2018 IT Priorities Study, 88% of businesses now have digital
initiatives underway, up from 84% in 2017. The urgency of IT and business leaders is well warranted, as companies that master being digital will leapfrog the competition and be able to sustain
a market-leading position. Those that lag in their digital initiatives will fall farther behind and will
struggle to survive.
The key to digital success is having an agile IT foundation that enables businesses to adapt to
market transitions faster than the competition. However, there is no single technology called “digital transformation.” Rather, it is powered by the following four key enabling technologies:
The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Key factors driving market adoption include: cost
savings from efficient usage of private and public networks, ability to optimize hybrid cloud connectivity, and applicationaware routing. Below is a summary of key research findings of this report:
The Wide Area Network (WAN) is in the midst of a significant evolution. Software-defined WAN
(SD-WAN) is the key factor driving this evolution and bringing along with it many transformational
changes. SD-WAN has enabled several new WAN uses cases, such as enabling reliable, secure and
high performance support of software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud compute, cloud storage, cloud
security and the ability to use non-deterministic Internet services to provide business-class transport.
The traditional WAN architecture was ill equipped to support these new use cases.
As is usually the case with an emerging market, the first entrants into the SD-WAN space were
start-ups. However, given the ability of SD-WAN to support both traditional and emerging WAN
use cases, the market has recently been flooded with a range of vendors, solutions and technologies
offering varying types of SD-WAN solutions.
While having differing types of solutions provided by numerous suppliers is potentially beneficial,
There’s been a lot of numbers passed around when it comes to software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). IDC predicts the market will reach $6 BILLION BY 2020. Gartner suggests 30 percent of enterprises will have deployed an sd-wan BY 2019.