SDxCentral: CenturyLink Releases New Flavours of SD-WAN connectivity

SDxCentral are reporting the CenturyLink have launched new flavours of their SD-WAN service. This continues the Versa Networks service originally deployed. It now looks like they have optimised the bundling of the solution into the traditional bronze, silver and gold tiers. This provides clearer differentiation of the service to their customers. The customer who already…

Oracle Cloud NetBond-ed by AT&T

The Oracle Cloud platform has been added to AT&T’s NetBond, providing connectivity from the customers MPLS network direct to the cloud via AT&T infrastructure. This takes AT&T’s NetBond for Cloud eco-system is made up 20 members delivering to 25 cloud providers. “AT&T NetBond for Cloud’s on-demand features allow our customers to move to the cloud…

AT&T buys Vyatta assets from Brocade

AT&T are buying from Brocade their Vyatta assets. Brocade’s IP network assets are being split out and sold off as part of their impending sale to Broadcom . The Vyatta vRouter is an NFV platform that provides routing and elementary firewall capabilities, and is designed for deploying at the edge of networks. (It’s interesting that…

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…

Comcast embarks on Enterprise SD-WAN journey

Comcast is embarking on an SD-WAN journey using Versa Networks to provide for their enterprise customers. They announced their SD-WAN beta for mid-market and enterprise customers at Interop ITX. “Our SD-WAN solution pairs a carrier-grade, hosted SDN environment with widely available gigabit service. Together, our SD-WAN and gigabit bandwidth solutions herald a new generation of…

Meraki introduces virtual MX gateway for AWS

Cisco‘s Meraki division has expanded their MX gateway product, with a virtual instance for installation on Amazon‘s AWS platform. Meraki uses the cloud for its management; it is a good fit. Cisco expects customers also to use AWS for business applications. The vMX100 gateway links AWS as part of the contiguous corporate network. It provides up…

Silver Peak updates SD-WAN with Packet-iQ to make choices from the first packet

A press release from Silver Peak announces recent innovations for their SD-WAN product set. Enhancements to their EdgeConnect environment are Packet-iQ, a stateful firewall, firewall service chaining and Zscaler support. They have also included routing integration, allowing easier integration of the SD-WAN environment into larger enterprise infrastructures, using BGP. Silver Peak have added a blog…