Introduction to SD-WAN

So you’ve heard about SD-WAN, but you still have some questions? Eyvonne Sharp made a video just for you. In this introduction, she lays out what the requirements of a complete SD-WAN solution are. Once you’ve got the fundamentals down, she includes links to some specific company implementations from Networking Field Day!


Riverbed SD-WAN – The Simplicity  of Automation in SDN

Do network engineers need to be programmers too? Greg Ferro thinks this doesn’t always need to be the case, especially with SD-WAN solutions like he saw from Riverbed at Networking Field Day. They demoed the ability to push security rule across the entire WAN with a few simple steps, making it far easier for engineers to actually manage their networks. It’s a really great insight into the exciting implications SD-WAN and Riverbed can have on the entire IT networking space.


Simplify SD-WAN with Riverbed

At Networking Field Day last week, Rich Stroffolino came away impressed with Riverbed. Their SD-WAN solution is based around making things as simple as possible. They showed in real time how to get an SD-WAN site online with just a few simple clicks and an IP address. All of this is while still providing comprehensive policy based tools to make it easy to give specific apps, users and locations the correct priority. Their guiding principle is that a network exists to move a packet from one place to another, how it’s managed should be as simple as possible. As Riverbed said in their presentation, “you can either make the sausage or enjoy the sausage.”


Sorting Through SD-WAN

The SD-WAN landscape can be a little tough to navigate. While the basic idea is easy enough to understand, every company out there seems to have their own implementation and market focus. Tom Hollingsworth thinks the moment of SD-WAN maturity is finally upon us. If anything, Tom thinks there might not be any more room for differentiation for new companies. Overall though, the space is really exciting, as it can only get easier to deploy and extend. 2017 may indeed be the year of SD-WAN!


A network geek pilgrimage

Kevin Myers is attending Networking Field Day this year. He’s excited to drink from the deluge of knowledge about to be poured his way. In this post, he talks about some of the topics he’s interested in getting more details about. One of them is SD-WAN. Kevin wants more under the hood details about specific mechanics. He’s also in seeing it an non-traditional applications, like Wireless ISP. We’ll be excited to see what Kevin’s takeaways are after the event. Stay tuned!


Riverbed SteelConnect: A Formidable Networking Solution!

Brandon Carroll wrote up his thoughts on the Riverbed SteelConnect, as featured at Tech Field Day Extra at ONUG in October. He seemed impressed with its ease of install and initial configuration. He further walks through the SteelConnect Manager, which features some impressive social media integrations for use as a login service provider. His overall take away: very simple yet very powerful.


Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors

Networking Field Day 13: Previewing the Sponsors


Riverbed to Showcase New Application-Defined SD-WAN Solution at the Open Network User Group (ONUG) 2016 Spring Conference

Riverbed to Showcase New Application-Defined SD-WAN Solution at the Open Network User Group (ONUG) 2016 Spring Conference


Riverbed Unleashes A Hungry “Project Tiger”

Riverbed Unleashes A Hungry “Project Tiger”


Riverbed – Another Angle on SD WAN

Riverbed – Another Angle on SD WAN


OpenStack Neutron Lovebomb at NFD10

OpenStack Neutron Lovebomb at NFD10


What you need to know about Riverbed’s SD-WAN

What you need to know about Riverbed’s SD-WAN


Just How Big Is The SD-WAN Market? And Should We Care?

Just How Big Is The SD-WAN Market? And Should We Care?


What is SD WAN?

What is SD WAN?


This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN

This WAN Is Your WAN, This WAN Is My WAN


From CLI to API at Networking Field Day

From CLI to API at Networking Field Day


SD-WAN Gold Rush, Product Quality, And DPDK

SD-WAN Gold Rush, Product Quality, And DPDK


VFD4 Vendor Overviews: StorMagic

VFD4 Vendor Overviews: StorMagic


SteelFusion – The Branch Office of the Future

SteelFusion – The Branch Office of the Future


Convergence data strategy should not forget the branches

Convergence data strategy should not forget the branches