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Up Next with SD-WAN: Consolidated Communications

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Consolidated Communications has joined the parade of companies offering SD-WAN, software-based network technology that provides a simplified management and automation of WAN connections. In late February, we reported that more than 85% of companies were considering adopting SD-WAN, according to a new SD-WAN report conducted by Dimensional Research for SD-WAN developer Versa Networks. An IDC...Learn More

IHS: 74% of Enterprises Conducted SD-WAN Lab Trials Last Year

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Seventy-four percent of medium-size to large enterprises participating in a survey by IHS Markit conducted SD-WAN lab trials last year. The survey found that many will move to production trials and live production this year. “As companies shift a greater portion of their IT infrastructure into the cloud, and expand their physical presence to go...Learn More

Report: SD-WAN Success Factors Include Simplicity and Cloud Integration

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SD-WAN will grow 200% year-over-year, according to a new report from SD-WAN provider Cato Networks. Additionally, identified SD-WAN success factors include simplification for connectivity, security, and the cloud, all of which are major themes for WAN transformation in 2018. The need for network simplicity is one of the major issues for today’s wide area networks...Learn More

CEO: Windstream SD-WAN Reached More Than 15% of Company Sales in First Year

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Windstream is “uniquely positioned” to capitalize on business customers’ shift toward SD-WAN connectivity, said Windstream CEO Tony Thomas yesterday. Windstream SD-WAN sales now represent more than 15% of the company’s total sales – an accomplishment reached in the first year the offering was available, he told attendees at an investor conference. Windstream launched SD-WAN in...Learn More

Report: Spike in Companies Considering SD-WAN

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Securing the corporate WAN is the top challenge for network professionals, with complexity cited as the most difficult obstacle, prompting more than 85% of companies to consider SD-WAN, according to a new SD-WAN report conducted by Dimensional Research for SD-WAN developer Versa Networks. Researchers found that nearly three quarters of organizations (74%) utilize a direct...Learn More

GCI Revamps Managed Services Delivery with Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 22, 2018 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, has deployed Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN to rapidly create innovative new service offerings and expand into new markets with its virtual managed service platform, CloudFlex® SD-WAN. Service providers are...Learn More

AT&T SD-WAN International Availability Expanded

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AT&T is greatly expanding the availability of the software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering it introduced last year in the United States. The AT&T SD-WAN international expansion will make the technology available in more than 150 countries and territories, the company said. “Managing connectivity should be simple. We know businesses want to customize their networks...Learn More

Vonage SD-WAN Targets Small Business, Illustrates Service Provider Opportunities

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Vonage has been making some major moves involving software defined wide area networks (SD-WAN). Vonage SD-WAN has been available to larger enterprise customers for several years and the company today launched a new version of the offering aimed at small and medium-size businesses (SMBs). Businesses have been flocking to SD-WAN as a means of improving...Learn More

Zayo Launches SD-WAN Offering

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Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. today launched its Zayo SD-WAN solution, an integrated extension of Zayo’s fiber-based IP/MPLS backbone offerings designed to make enterprises’ networks easier to manage, improve performance and enhance reliability. In today’s IT environment, enterprises need to accommodate a growing number of users accessing the network from a wide array of locations with...Learn More

Windstream SD-WAN Solution Surpasses Goal for Signed Enterprise Customers, and Counting

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Little Rock, Arkansas — December 27, 2017 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that its Windstream SD-WAN solution, introduced earlier this year, has been purchased by more than 500 mid-enterprise customers in regional banking, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing and other verticals. Windstream credits this rapid uptake to the close...Learn More

IDC: Four Benefits Driving SD-WAN

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A quartet of potential benefits is attracting enterprises to SD-WAN technology, according to a study by IDC. The study found that bandwidth optimization (at 36%), consistent application security (31%), integration with existing WANs (28%) and improved automation and self-provisioning (also 28%) were seen as motivators by survey respondents. SD-WANs are network overlays that are the...Learn More

Windstream CEO: UCaaS and SD-WAN Opportunity Leads Windstream to Rethink Their SMB Approach

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A lot of people tend to wax poetic about SD-WAN these days, but Windstream CEO Tony Thomas took it to a new level at an investor conference yesterday. A few years ago, Windstream differentiated itself through a superior customer experience but today’s differentiators also include “a disruptor technology,” said Thomas of Windstream SD-WAN service. Windstream...Learn More

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