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Mushroom Networks Sets Networks on Autopilot Furthering the Human vs. Machine Saga

Next Generation Cognitive SD-WAN Will Not Eliminate Networking Jobs, but Rather Redefine Network Engineering Roles.

SAN DIEGO – October 17, 2019 – Mushroom Networks, Inc. announced today a new set of capabilities that further automates networks via their cognitive SD-WAN routers. The new mechanisms can intelligently understand flow patterns, identify traffic types and accordingly adjust real-time treatment of IP packets over the WAN networks – moving those mundane duties away from network engineers at the enterprise branches.

Mushroom Networks’ SD-WAN routers have the ability to control how packets travel over the network by taking advantage of overlay tunnels that optimize performance in real-time with respect to application types. As an example, a WAN link can be greylisted with respect to real-time traffic during a period of high latency, while still being utilized for file transfers during the same period. These types of capabilities enable IT managers to automate traffic flow to WAN assignments providing dynamic management of those WAN resources on an on-going basis without costly and error-prone human involvement.

SD-WAN and IT automation have been widely regarded as a rising threat to human jobs as they can significantly reduce or completely eliminate many traditional IT tasks. “The new capabilities offload the manual analysis and never-ending network debugging work from the network engineer’s plate and automates that piece of the job”, said Dr. Jay Akin, CEO of Mushroom Networks. In fact, as more parts of network management are automated, job requirements for network engineering are shifting from daily routine tasks, including putting out daily fires, to high-level and forward-looking design projects.

Regarding the feared (but largely unjustified) threat that SD-WAN and IT automation jeopardize the jobs of IT professionals, Dr. Akin added, “Similar arguments were made about carriage drivers when cars were first invented, but I can safely argue that there are more professional vehicle drivers today than there were carriage drivers”.


About Mushroom Networks

Mushroom Networks, Inc., is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, patented Broadband Bonding SD-WAN solutions to a wide range of Internet connection applications. Their products bond dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily be scaled and customized based on needs. The company’s flagship product line serves SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, Internet Service Providers and Managed Service Providers. Mushroom Networks was the winner of the 2019 Communications Product of the year by TMC, 2017 SD-WAN excellence award by Internet Telephony Magazine, 2016 Company of the year award by Quadrant Research, 2015 Most Innovative Product award by CONNECT, finalist for the coveted 2012 San Diego Business Journal Innovation Award and winner of the XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award. For more information, please visit or call (858) 452-1031.

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