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SD-WAN Roundup: Mushroom Networks, Eclipse Telecom and the ‘Flavors’ of SD-WAN

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… the very early phases. There is tremendous opportunity for resellers and MSPs to take advantage of this.”

Cisco

The networking giant rolled out new tools for visibility in the WAN. Cisco extended its “intent-based networking” initiative last week.

This strategy includes offerings from Cisco’s two biggest SD-WAN components: Meraki and Viptela. The new Cisco SD-WAN vAnalytics is a SaaS solution that uses Viptela technology, and Cisco also launched Meraki Insight to bring additional visibility.

“We have set an ambitious goal for ourselves of transforming the entire network, from campus to branch, data center to edge,” said Scott Harrell, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s enterprise networking. “The WAN is a vital part of the network and is one of the toughest to manage. As we bring insight into the WAN with these new innovations, we get closer to delivering end-to-end, intent-based networking to help our customers eliminate downtime and save money.”

VeloCloud introduced an outcome-based strategy intended to give let businesses automate based around specific goals.

Light Reading’s Kelsey Kusterer Ziser wrote an article weighing the differences between intent-based and outcome-based networking.

Quick Hits
    • Netsurion, which traditionally has been associated with security, launched an SD-WAN solution. Read its announcement.
    • A Versa/Dimensional Research survey found that 85 percent of SD-WAN adopters do so for increased security and reduced application sprawl. See Versa’s press release, plus its recap of the recent SD-WAN Expo.
    • Talari Networks reported a 175 percent quarter-over-quarter growth increase in new customers. Read its announcement.
    • Cybera added an executive vice president of worldwide sales and channels. The company calls itself an SD-WAN services provider. Read the announcement.
    • TPx Communications added Silver Peak to its platform. See their announcement.

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