Introduction to Open Networking

|

article image
In the broadest terms, people like to view the Internet as a cloud, you put your data in one place, it comes out the place you want it to on the other side. In reality the internet is tens of thousands kilometers of fiber optic cable, hundreds of thousands to millions of kilometers of copper wire, and hardware and software connecting them all together in a redundant, fast, and self-sufficient network.

Spotlight

Intcomex

Intcomex is a premiere value-added distributor of IT products focused solely on serving Latin America and the Caribbean. It distributes computer equipment, components, peripherals, software, computer systems, accessories, networking products and digital consumer electronics to more than 40,000 local customers in over 45 countries. It offers single source purchasing to its customers by providing an in-stock selection of more than 5,700 products from over 220 vendors, including many of the world's leading IT products manufacturers.

OTHER ARTICLES

Can 5G make you more vulnerable to cyberattacks?

Article | March 15, 2020

Many enterprises and sectors are unaware of the 5G security vulnerabilities that exist today. Choice IoT says it’s critical for businesses to have a plan for discovering and overcoming them at the outset of a 5G/IoT platform rollout to avoid future cybersecurity disasters. There is a big difference between the promise of 5G low latency, higher bandwidth, and speed for businesses versus the security of 5G. While many are excited about Gartner’s prediction of $4.2 billion being invested in global 5G wireless network infrastructure in 2020, few discuss the business costs of its unheralded security holes.

Read More

Unify NetOps and SecOps with SD-WAN Cloud Management

Article | March 15, 2020

CIOs know that ubiquitous connectivity across domains—campus, branch, cloud, and edge, wired or wireless—is a baseline requirement for building a digital enterprise. But, as CISOs know, as the network fabric spreads to encompass devices and location-agnostic data and compute resources, the need for end-to-end integrated security is equally paramount. Add in the necessity to continuously monitor and maintain application performance throughout campus and branch and edge locations and you create an enormous workload for NetOps and SecOps teams that are simultaneously dealing with static CapEx and OpEx budgets. Often the result is a tug-of-war between the teams: one striving to keep the network optimized for performance and availability, the other striving to keeping data, applications, and devices secure.

Read More

BT Launches Cisco-based Managed SD-WAN Service for UK Business Customers

Article | March 15, 2020

BT has launched a new managed software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service for UK business customers. Combining the best of BT’s capabilities into a single customer solution, the new Managed SD-WAN offering enables secure, high-bandwidth connections across multiple sites using fixed and mobile networks. As part of the launch, BT is offering two different Managed SD-WAN options based on the requirements of a customer’s network, including Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela, and Cisco SD-WAN powered by Meraki.

Read More

Versa named top pure-play SD-WAN vendor

Article | March 15, 2020

Versa Networks has been listed as the leading Secure SD-WAN vendor, according to an industry report published this month by Dell'Oro Group. DellOro Groups inaugural SD-WAN market share, published in the 4Q19 Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch Report, ranked Versa as the number three overall SD-WAN vendor, based on 2019 worldwide revenue, making Versa the top pure-play and Secure SD-WAN vendor. The report also revealed that the worldwide SD-WAN market grew 64% and surpassed the $1 billion level in 2019, and the five leading vendors, including Versa, accounted for a combined revenue share of almost 60% in 2019. “SD-WAN had a breakout year in 2019,” says Dell’Oro Group vice president Shin Umeda. “The market moved beyond the early adopter phase, and we observed that vendors with larger installed bases gained the critical mass needed for sustained revenue growth. And we predict the demand for SD-WAN technologies will increase significantly over the next 5 years.”

Read More

Spotlight

Intcomex

Intcomex is a premiere value-added distributor of IT products focused solely on serving Latin America and the Caribbean. It distributes computer equipment, components, peripherals, software, computer systems, accessories, networking products and digital consumer electronics to more than 40,000 local customers in over 45 countries. It offers single source purchasing to its customers by providing an in-stock selection of more than 5,700 products from over 220 vendors, including many of the world's leading IT products manufacturers.

Events