Defining a set of security and compliance policies is a key first step. But enforcing security policy is not as easy.
The SD-WAN architecture is well suited for the cloud because a company can install a WAN CPE but manage the system from the cloud.
Some organizations are starting to use SD-WANs to securely access cloud services over business-class Internet connections.
With machine learning, big data, cloud, and NFV initiatives invading the data center, there are implications for data center networking performance.
When it comes to making the business case for software-defined wide area networking), the good news is that the business case is compelling.
Virtualizing the data center may make it more efficient and agile but additional processing power may be needed.
SD-WAN adoption is growing quickly as IT organizations become aware of the benefits of this approach to networking.
Network virtualization is making microsegmentation possible and allowing networks to isolate security breaches.
Microsegmentation of virtual networks spanning both private and public clouds is critical to Deluxe’s return on investment.
Network virtualization will allow companies to micro-segment traffic by application.
Organizations that implement network virtualization are starting to appreciate another advantage: It enables them to achieve compliance.
Hyperconverged infrastructure requires IT organizations to consider a scale out architecture.
As open source NFV technologies mature, the rate of adoption should soar in 2017.
To foster NFV interoperability, many initiatives have launched to help organizations determine what NFV software is compatible.
Service providers must accurately estimate vCPE processing power if they want to avoid ripping and replacing equipment down the road.