Recently, I guest posted at VMBlog. Here is an excerpt:
“This year will be an important year for WAN virtualization.
The term ‘virtualization’ has been historically used for describing technologies where a group of physical assets are intelligently managed by a software layer for a simpler, more efficient and better performing presentation of the resources to the higher layers. As an example, server virtualization describes the overlay software layer on top of many servers (or alternatively creating multiple virtual instances from a single server) that presents a simple interface to the applications that utilize it.
As demand for bandwidth resources continues to be a pain-point for many organizations running managed services, on-site/off-site data centers, and a host of new communication apps combining video and voice, the concept of virtualization will extend into the WAN. At this time, services such as MPLS and direct fiber address bandwidth issues but are extremely expensive to implement.”
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Cahit Akin, CEO, Mushroom Networks, Inc.
Mushroom Networks is the provider of SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) and NFV solutions capable of Broadband Bonding that enables self-healing WAN networks that route around network problems such as latency, jitter and packet loss.