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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: SDN, SD-WAN, Comcast & More


September 23, 2017

Digital transformation has taken hold, driving a new era of innovation in the data center and beyond. Starting with the transformation of network infrastructure and ending with the user experience, change is in the air. And with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in network transformation news: Time for the Week in Review!

Comcast led the news this week with the unveiling of its SDN platform plans. The ActiveCore SDN platform will be a key component in the company’s strategy moving forward, as Comcast is currently in a testing phase with Versa to deploy SD-WAN services as part of its software-defined plan.  Eddie Gonzalez, IT Systems Director, Jim Ellis Automotive Group noted, "Instead of simply increasing our bandwidth, we found the SD-WAN solution to be a more appealing option because it allowed us to prioritize the traffic we wanted over a separate network connection and choose the quickest path for that traffic. This enabled us to alleviate a significant amount of internal inter-dealership traffic that would usually have to travel through one circuit and could cause congestion on the network." Complete coverage is HERE.

Modernizing a campus network is no small task. It is a long term investment that requires much in the way of smart decision making. Specifically, selecting the appropriate core switch and accompanying features is mission critical to this process. Larry Alton, community contributor delves into how to upgrade campus network infrastructure in a pocket friendly way HERE.

Telcos are faced with myriad of challenges today. As a way to overcome these hurdles, and gain an edge on the competition Regional Director MENA at A10 Networks Mohammed Al-Moneer says faster time to market and competitive pricing are key. Find Moneer’s complete insight and analysis on the matter HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things transforming network infrastructure! See you next week!



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