Even though managed SD-WAN offers a one-size-fits-all technology, it offers very specific nuances for solving the pain-points of individual industry verticals. One such vertical is the Retail sector, which faces considerable challenges in migrating from a very traditional brick and mortar sector to offering a fully digital customer experience.
Adaptiv Networks recently published a forward-looking blog regarding a very true list of technology areas that retailers should be exploring and how its managed SD-WAN services can help support businesses make the transition.
Adaptiv Network blog 'The Store of the Future: Is Your Network Ready?'
What Happens when you Fuse the Technology Visions of Two Global Titans: the Cisco SD-WAN and Google Cloud Concept is Born
Cisco published a blog on its newly-expanded partnership with Google. The companies intend to integrate Cisco SD-WAN Cloud Hub and Google Cloud.
The partners have stated that the Cisco SD-WAN and Google Cloud is scheduled for launch during H1 2021.
What does Google bring to the table?
What does Cisco bring to the table?
April 15, 2020 – Nokia and Asavie entered a commercial and product partnership. Asavie’s mobile SD Edge technology will be integrated with Nokia Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0.
Managed SD-WAN providers that offer Nuage SD-WAN will be able to offer business clients connectivity to enterprise applications and cloud and SaaS services with their mobile devices with exactly the same visibility, control and security policies, as for fixed network endpoints. Asavie SD Edge can also be extended to IoT endpoints providing they are SIM-based.
Whilst bringing in remote mobile endpoints into the current SD-WAN gives benefits for a remote workforce during the Covid-19 crisis, Asavie SD Edge holds more strategic possibilities for a future way to cost effectively manage more and more workloads on mobile devices and SIM-based IoT device visibility and central orchestration and management.
Managed SD-WAN service providers that do not have a matching Asavie SD Edge capability can offer mobile VPN clients or direct mobile and IoT device-generated traffic through a URL for filtering – but both these workarounds to the problem add overhead.
Link to the press release:
Nokia’s Nuage Networks creates industry’s first SD-WAN solution for desktop, mobile and IoT devices, partnering with Asavie to meet increasing demands for remote working connectivity
Clavem Research together with Asavie published the following white paper: 'The Future is Mobile and Why SD-WAN is Flawed for Secure and Manageable Mobile and IoT Endpoints'
Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise, and Telia Company Become the First MEF SD-WAN 3.0 Certified Managed SD-WAN Service Providers
Adopting common terminology will drive SD-WAN growth and innovation, and strengthen individual provider sales messages
by Joel Stradling
Four service providers have announced their SD-WAN products are now MEF 3.0 SD-WAN-certified:
To gain certification the providers demonstrate conformance to SD-WAN service attributes and requirements as defined in MEF 70. Certification indicates that the four companies offer SD-WAN products that have been stringently tested for service attributes and requirements defined in MEF 70 and described in detail in MEF’s draft SD-WAN Certification Test Requirements (MEF 90) standard.