Latest Wide Area Network (WAN) publications

Aruba releases SD-WAN offering for simplicity and security

Aruba has released its newest networking solution, SD-Branch, to help those in charge of corporate networks deal with changing requirements. Intended to help IT teams deliver better network availability and application performance while simplifying the process, the release was driven by the constant development of cloud, mobile and IoT products and services. As IT budgets… Read More

Cisco to acquire SD-WAN company Viptela

Cisco has announced its intent to acquire Viptela, a Silicon Valley company that specializes in software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) in the cloud. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year and will cost Cisco $610 million USD in cash and equity awards. Viptela’s cloud-native SD-WAN product will expand Cisco’s SD-WAN… Read More

Riverbed to acquire Xirrus WiFi for SD-WAN functionality

Riverbed Technologies has announced the signing of a deal to acquire Xirrus, a cloud WiFi network provider, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Xirrus is intended to strengthen Riverbed’s existing software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering by combining unified cross-network connectivity with Xirrus’ enterprise-level WiFi functionality. In April 2016 Riverbed launched SteelConnect, an application-defined SD-WAN… Read More

Cisco revises data centre certifications

Cisco has announced a significant update to its data center certification program. The CCNA, CCNP and CCIE training and testing have been completely revised to reflect sophisticated data center skills requirements. The company has also announced a new portfolio of data and analytics training and certification programs. The data center certification track has been completely… Read More

Teasing apart the public vs. private cloud polemic

The last few years of debate about the public versus the private cloud have been lively, but arguably not framed by the context of how – and which – industries are driving adoption… The ambient  noise around public vs. private clouds can be confusing to IT managers. After all, the industry has been using terms… Read More