Open source and containers found themselves at the center of M&A activity this year.
Oracle had previously tried to create its own SD-WAN technology, but it couldn’t get it to market fast enough for its customers.
Cloud service providers have come to realize the importance of high-quality network connectivity to ensure a happy end user, says IHS Markit analyst Cliff Grossner.
Fortinet bragged today that it was the only vendor with security capabilities to receive an SD-WAN recommended rating in the first NSS Labs software-defined wide area networking test report.
The new CEO has experience with selling companies.
The combination could mitigate the audit and regulatory risk involved in each transaction.
The overall SD-WAN market increased 33 percent since first quarter 2017.
Talari inherited its WAN optimization technology by acquiring an unknown vendor.
There was a total of $38.5 million in SD-WAN revenue during the first quarter of 2017.
And we could see even more SD-WAN entrants.
Talari’s SD-WAN is extended to Microsoft Azure.
Forget the analyst hand-waving. Customers like immediate benefits.
Telefonica and Huawei try SDN+Optical; OPNFV holds a summer conference in Germany.
SDN adoption disappointed analysts in 2015, but SD-WAN was a bright spot.
Tidbits from SC15, GEN15, and DockerCon Europe.