Posts tagged ‘SD-WAN’


A Case for Replacing MPLS with SD-WAN: Customer Story

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By Rosa Lear
Director of Marketing, Content
August 16, 2017

The flexibility inherent in a cloud-delivered SD-WAN offers customers multiple deployment models such as Over The Top (OTT), a hybrid of broadband and MPLS or other existing transport, or fully broadband. While there is no one right answer for all, most will choose a hybrid architecture because of the investment in an existing MPLS infrastructure or for an additional layer of redundancy. Increasingly, customers are choosing to eliminate their dependency on the established backbone and migrate to a full broadband dependent SD-WAN platform. One such case is Stolt-Nielsen, a leading global provider of integrated transportation, storage, and distribution solutions for…




Guest Blog – Windstream: Differences in the Details, with SD-WAN and SDN

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By Yulia Duryea
Director of Product Management, SD-WAN, Windstream
August 10, 2017

Original post: https://www.windstreambusiness.com/blog/2017/06/sd-wan-vs-sdn-the-differences-are-in-the-details With IDC now reporting that the software defined WAN (SD-WAN) market is set to hit $8B by 2021, it’s become to networking what the Cloud has become to infrastructure and applications. Most people now understand what SD-WAN means, but it’s still confused with its technology parent, Software Defined Networking (SDN). In this post, our guest blogger, Yulia Duryea with Windstream, explains the difference.   “SD” isn’t the only thing SD-WAN and SDN have in common Beginning with the separation of the Control Plane and the Data Plane, both SD-WAN and SDN share a common heritage. Designed to…




Supporting the New Customer Service Standard with More Than Just a Toll Free Number

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
August 8, 2017

It’s no secret that companies that deliver truly exceptional customer service gain a competitive edge with all other things being equal. Why? Because nearly everyone has some innate need to feel special, supported and important and those companies that can provide that feeling throughout the customer journey will set themselves apart. In a SaaS or subscription environment where switching between competitors has become relatively easy, it’s even more critically important to retain your customers’ loyalty. There are two key factors for companies seeking to deliver an exceptional customer service experience: Empathetic and skilled support personnel who are driven to solve…




Under the Hood with SD-WAN, SDN, NFV, and VNF

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By Steve Woo
Co-Founder and Vice President of Products, VeloCloud
August 3, 2017

It’s easy to be confused by the abundance of new terms and buzzwords crowding the industry on a daily basis, but no more so than when they are all in the form of an acronym: SD-WAN, SDN, NFV, and VNF. They all sound similar, but we’re often asked to explain how they are the same or different from one another, and more importantly, can they work together in a single environment? Or do you have to choose one and stick to it? In this blog, we’ll take a look at SDN, NFV, and VNFs in relation to SD-WAN and our…




Six Questions to Ask Your SD-WAN Provider

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By Rosa Lear
Director of Marketing, Content
July 20, 2017

As true cloud-delivered SD-WAN industry pioneers, we’re comfortable saying that we have a solid understanding of  this market. Based on experience with over 600 customers across every industry vertical and partnerships with over 40 service providers, including the biggest players, we’ve developed a set of criteria that can be used to determine if the SD-WAN provider you’re evaluating or have chosen is the right fit for your business. As with any technology that is innovative and market disrupting, SD-WAN has garnered much media attention and, in turn, attracted a large number of entrants wanting to grab a piece of the…





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