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...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...Learn More

Comcast ActiveCore SDN Platform Highlights Cable MSO SD-WAN Intent

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Comcast has moved fully into the software-defined network (SDN) age with the introduction of Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN and an SD-WAN service based on the platform. Comcast SDN services join a growing Comcast business services product portfolio. Comcast has signed several customers to the SD-WAN...Learn More

AT&T NetBond for Cloud Targets Cloud-to-Cloud Connectivity

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AT&T NetBond for Cloud, launched today, gives businesses the ability to establish a direct connection between two cloud services on the fly using a web portal developed by AT&T. The offering uses AT&T’s MPLS network, said AT&T’s Enterprise Networking Vice President Rosa Maria Boza in...Learn More

Windstream Cloud Connect Enhancements Include SD-WAN, Wavelengths

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Windstream today announced a broader range of connectivity options for its Cloud Connect service, which provides connectivity to major cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, Google Cloud, Oracle Fast Connect and Salesforce. Among the new Windstream Cloud Connect options...Learn More

Windstream SD-WAN Enhancements Include Proactive Monitoring

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Windstream today built on its previous moves into the SD-WAN sector with four new services. Windstream SD-WAN enhancements include proactive monitoring, an integrated management tool and more. This is the latest step in Windstream’s SD-WAN buildout. The first big move was the acquisition of EarthLink...Learn More

CenturyLink Managed Hybrid SD-WAN Launched

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A CenturyLink managed hybrid SD-WAN service hit the market yesterday. As the company explained, the offering delivers comprehensive WAN packages “as a service” for a fixed monthly price. The availability of the CenturyLink Managed Hybrid SD-WAN solutions holds out prospects of tighter integration of high-capacity...Learn More

Report Finds Global WAN Traffic Increase of 200%

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A new report from SD-WAN specialist Aryaka found a global WAN traffic increase of 200 percent in one year. The Aryaka “State of the WAN Report” aggregated and analyzed data from more than 5,000 WAN sites in 63 countries. The global WAN traffic increase was...Learn More

Windstream Launches Wholesale SD-WAN Offering

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Apr 11, 2017 — LAS VEGAS – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced at Channel Partners Conference & Expo 2017 in Las Vegas both the launch of its all-new Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution uniquely designed for...Learn More

Western Fiber Expansion Aims to Enhance Windstream Enterprise Strategy

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Despite an increased emphasis on residential broadband over the last year or so, Windstream hasn’t lost its focus on the enterprise market, as an announcement today about a western fiber transport network expansion illustrates. The Windstream enterprise strategy emphasizes nationwide coverage — and while that...Learn More

Verizon SDN Strategy Includes SBC as a Service, Virtual Probes, SD-WAN

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Verizon is looking at offering session border control capability as a service and virtual network probes later this year or early next year, said Vicky Lonker – Verizon director of product management for software defined networking (SDN) – on a conference call with reporters today....Learn More

Telco Growth Opportunity: CenturyLink Launches SD-WAN Service

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SD-WAN service is a hot area for enterprise customers. And as CenturyLink’s recent SD-WAN service launch reveals, it could be a substantial telco growth opportunity. Research firm IDC forecasts the SD-WAN service market to reach approximately $6 billion annually by 2020. Nearly 70% of organizations...Learn More

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