Enterprises preparing to adopt Secure Access Service Edge should understand how the architecture presents organizational and architectural challenges for network and security teams.
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What does ‘network on demand’ mean for enterprises?
Following the on-demand trend, network on-demand options provide enterprises with more flexible consumption models, such as managed network services and cloud-based networking.
What’s the difference between SD-branch vs. SD-WAN?
As networking pros evaluate SD-branch vs. SD-WAN, they’ll notice a key distinction between the two technologies, namely how network functions are managed and orchestrated.
3 ways to improve WAN performance with SD-WAN
SD-WAN can improve WAN performance in three ways: It adds a secondary transport for network traffic, while also taking advantage of broadband Ethernet and application acceleration.
What’s the difference between thin and thick SD-WAN branch offices?
When rolling out software-defined WAN, you’ll need to consider the current makeup of your branch offices. For instance, are applications on-site or in the cloud?
What is the purpose of an SD-WAN gateway?
Software-defined WAN architecture has adapted with the growth of cloud services, resulting in a cloud-based model that uses SD-WAN gateways to handle traffic and control.
How do cloud data centers affect network bandwidth requirements?
When deciding which applications to move to a cloud data center, enterprises should consider network bandwidth requirements and latency, among other factors.
What’s the difference between multi-cloud vs. hybrid cloud strategies?
Cloud computing pools resources that are provisioned and orchestrated on the fly, enabling IT to respond quickly to changing business needs. This kind of flexibility means a clearly defined cloud strategy is now an essential element for every successful IT department. The question is no longer if IT will use the cloud, but instead how it will use it.
The top 9 trends in network technology for 2019
In the new year, expect SDN and SD-WAN to come back down to earth. Meanwhile, multi-cloud, edge computing and intent-based networking will ramp up. Plus, data centers are not dead.
A 7-step checklist for designing a cloud migration plan
Enterprises want their applications to be portable and able to shift easily among multiple cloud providers. To do that, putting together a good cloud migration plan is a must.