A new set of cloud-delivered and Software-defined Networking (SDN) technologies, including Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and Software-defined Perimeter (SD-Perimeter), are well suited to meet these next-generation WAN requirements. SD-WAN provides branch and mobile networks with secure, flexible and resilient connectivity utilizing a hybrid of wired and wireless Internet broadband links, as well as legacy MPLS. For mobile users and IoT, SD-Perimeter is a host-based architecture that creates a “dark cloud” over the Internet to connect, isolate and secure mobile and IoT devices anywhere.
The fact is that today, enterprises struggle with the cost, complexity, and operational tax associated with managing networks and especially WAN services. The consumer cloud model has been gradually seeping into the enterprise. It’s now normal to buy services such as presentation and communications for the cloud, using service such as Cisco’s Webex, Microsoft’s Lynx or Skype, and GoToWebinar. Enterprise network connectivity. WAN shouldn’t be any different. For this reason, a new category of services, known as Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), or cloud-delivered WAN, is expected to dominate growth in the market for enterprise communications services over the next decade.
As temporary fixtures, construction site offices and marketing sales suites rely on access to their central databases and systems. They require fast and secure connectivity from the start of the project build — yet wired line solutions can rarely meet this time-based objective and often result in months of costly delays between the project start and ‘Internet on’ date.
London red buses are an iconic sight. They have been a part of the city's appeal for decades and are a constant reminder of London's colourful transport history. More than four billion journeys around the country's capital are taken by bus. In such a modern, connected city, this popularity demands a new, smarter bus system
As a consumer, you may not have heard of Cradlepoint, but you’ve probably benefited from the services it provides. Cradlepoint creates products that allow their customers — mainly corporations and small businesses — to build their own network, including routers that convert wireless broadband into Wi-Fi or ethernet.
WAN networking specialist Cradlepoint has been focused on cloud managed routing solutions for 4G LTE, and is gearing up for the move to 5G. They announced an additional $89 million in funding earlier this month, which will go to 5G development, as well as international expansion. Their presence in Canada has already seen significant recent expansion, where their sales have more than doubled over the last year, with the assistance of a more diverse partner network.
Cradlepoint has introduced Release 6.3 of its NetCloud OS router software, part of the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform, with extended SD-WAN functionality for 4G LTE-dependent networks. "SD-WAN represents the most significant transformation of enterprise WAN architecture in several decades," says Ian Pennell, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product at Cradlepoint.
How many times has the easily avoidable become a costly embarrassment? Forgetting your significant other’s birthday is one thing – making an outrageous statement on social media yet another. But when the embarrassment stems from a major corporate computer systems failure, well, the costs are enormous, the recovery is lengthy.
5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity, offering faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices than ever before. Combining cutting-edge network technology and the very latest research, 5G should offer connections that are multitudes faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1GBps expected to soon be the norm.
The rapid rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing a shift in many industries – no more so than the retail industry where it is fast shaping the way businesses and customers interact.