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SDxCentral's Virtual Edge Report examines how virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology are allowing more services to be moved to the cloud using SDN technologies.
There are several advanced features that make up an enterprise-grade SD-WAN, including load balancing, optimization, and real-time visibility.
Pharmaceutical firm OpenEye Scientific is using SD-WAN as a more efficient way to expand its AWS footprint.
A key driver for SD-WAN is that it can be used to intelligently optimize and secure connections to the cloud.
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.
When it comes to making the business case for software-defined wide area networking), the good news is that the business case is compelling.
SD-WAN adoption is growing quickly as IT organizations become aware of the benefits of this approach to networking.
Service providers must accurately estimate vCPE processing power if they want to avoid ripping and replacing equipment down the road.
While cloud computing represents a significant advance, it's really the network edge computing phenomenon that will transform the digital end user experience.
In addition to a new crop of SD-WAN players, traditional enterprise networking players want a piece of the network edge.
MWC 2016 should provide some guideposts to where NFV might go in 2016.