These days, “SD-WAN” is quite the buzzword in enterprise networking and it often seems like every company has an SD-WAN offering. However, confusion remains around what SD-WAN really is, how it works and the benefits that it presents to enterprises today.
In a world where cyber attacks are proliferating by the day, smart city technologies have the potential to deliver increased security and transform communities, particularly in rural and developing areas. We recently surveyed 12,000 people from six countries across Europe and the Middle East to learn how their communities are using information technology as a catalyst for transforming life and work across various environments and use cases today. Our research highlights three key observations, outlined below:
As rapidly growing cloud applications transcend multiple networks to reach end users - from DCs to backbones to metros, even the public Internet, cloud like service agility and service ubiquity have become key business imperatives for all networks.
Introducing compelling services--and driving technical advancements to deliver those services--is a way of life in the telecom and networking world. Over the past 20 years alone, the networking industry has launched many exciting services, such as IPTV, Video on Demand, IMS voice and video telephony, 4G services and of course, cloud based applications like Netflix and WhatsApp.
Imagine for a second that you’re operating an industrial plant. Giant machinery enveloped by metal pipes and thickets of wire that hums along while steam billows from above. All of a sudden, it all comes to a screetching halt.
What’s the problem? How long until it’s fixed? Without visibility into the status of each critical component of your operation, it’s going to be a very long process tyring to get everything back online. Wouldn’t it be great if you had an all-seeing eye and an automatic way of resolving these issues, many before they ever happen?
Verizon recently launched its multi-services edge (MSE), with Juniper playing an instrumental role in this groundbreaking new platform. Verizon’s MSE is SDN (software-defined networking) in action: it essentially “cloudifies” the network with an overlay of software control so that Verizon can operate the network more efficiently and respond to changes in the marketplace much faster. Juniper has applied its deep software expertise to provide disaggregation, automation, and virtualization to help bring Verizon’s new network architecture to market quickly, enabling Verizon to serve the rapidly evolving needs of their customers.