Eight SD-WAN Predictions For 2018

| December 29, 2017

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The SD-WAN market is white-hot, as buyers are turning to the technology to cost-effectively meet burgeoning bandwidth demands while realizing benefits such as simplified WAN management and better application performance.

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Luminus Networks offers the world's only unified, real-time operations platform for networks. Based on the approach used by Google, Facebook and other webscale companies, Luminus uses distributed systems technology to enable data-driven network operations for Fortune500, SAAS and other companies for which network performance is critical and the cost of outages is high.

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