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BrandPost: The Future of SD-WAN, Post COVID-19

By: Gabriel Gomane, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.For organizations coming out of government-mandated restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, they have an opportunity to reimagine their respective digital transformation journeys and become more resilient for coping with constant business change. Of course, not all businesses have survived, or thrived, during the past two-plus years. However, each must chart their own course in how they continue to digitize pieces or entire business functions. Key to that digital transformation is SD-WAN, especially as organizations rebound and climb out of the crisis, a crisis that may come roaring back considering the continued threat of new variants and outbreaks across the globe. In the meantime, here are five trends influencing SD-WAN that organizations can leverage to future-proof the business.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Digital Revolutionaries: How Visionary Leaders are Modernizing Network Architecture

By: Sylvia Hooks, CMO at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Big ideas come from inspired people who believe they have a better way. Over the course of the past year, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, scoured the globe to meet those inspired people. We call them “digital revolutionaries,” those who have incorporated Aruba’s technological capabilities to reimagine a world of new possibilities, whether to improve personal experiences or to achieve specific business priorities.Aruba now brings those stories to you with the Digital Revolutionaries ebook.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Digital Revolutionaries: How Visionary Leaders are Modernizing Network Architecture

By: Sylvia Hooks, CMO at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Big ideas come from inspired people who believe they have a better way. Over the course of the past year, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, scoured the globe to meet those inspired people. We call them “digital revolutionaries,” those who have incorporated Aruba’s technological capabilities to reimagine a world of new possibilities, whether to improve personal experiences or to achieve specific business priorities.Aruba now brings those stories to you with the Digital Revolutionaries ebook.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Improving National Cybersecurity with SASE

By: Dolan Sullivan, Vice President of Federal at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.With sophisticated cyberattacks, such as ransomware and denial of service (DOS) persistently aimed at the public and private sectors being perpetrated by nation-state and rogue criminal actors, Federal IT teams are consistently dealing with a growing cybersecurity challenge: They must combat many forms of fraud and impersonation while protecting a vast amount of connected assets and sensitive data.Federal government agencies are increasingly impacted by contemporary digital trends, namely mobility and the decentralization of assets. This includes adopting multi-cloud services to support and secure business applications while using an appropriate mix of traditional on-premises compute and communication resources.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Overcoming Digital Transformation Challenges in Financial Services with SD-WAN

By: Gabriel Gomane, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Whether for customers or employees, the digital transformation occurring at financial institutions has only accelerated in recent years. With that digital transformation, financial services organizations face an increasing array of networking and security challenges. These challenges include: digitization and cloud migration; the increasing percent of the workforce working from home; maintaining a modern and resilient network infrastructure; and last but certainly not least – cybersecurity risks and regulatory compliance.In response, SD-WAN has emerged as a key enabler to tackle and overcome these challenges while accelerating business growth. To illustrate how, below are five SD-WAN use cases from the financial services industry.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: FedRAMP Helps Secure Federal and Other Networks as They Transition to Cloud

By: Dolan Sullivan, Vice President of Federal at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.Recently, it seems like you can’t go more than a few days without hearing about another significant cyberattack. From oil pipelines and meat producers to hospitals and city water supplies, no segment of our nation’s critical infrastructure is immune to hackers. As bad actors become more daring in their targets and more creative with their exploits, securing people, places, and things—wherever they are—has never been more urgent for Federal IT leaders.Against this backdrop of unprecedented cyberattacks on our nation, other factors are contributing to the increased need for more robust security measures and policies to protect our Federal networks. For example, telework continues out of necessity, and in some cases, staff preference. Adoption of smart controls for equipment, physical access to facilities, environmental management, and other uses of IoT, is growing. Improving cybersecurity to protect the Federal government networks is an Executive Order. And, the uptake of cloud apps and services has accelerated.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Connectivity Shouldn’t Limit Industry 4.0 Acceleration

When the coronavirus pandemic forced shutdowns across the world, industries faced a disaster unlike ever before. Facilities and IT systems were operational, yet people could not physically access them. According to a 2021 McKinsey survey, Industry 4.0 technologies were a lifesaver, with 94% of respondents saying they helped keep operations running and more than half (56%) reporting they were critical to doing so.COVID-19 put Industry 4.0 and digital transformation into third gear, while preparing enterprises for the post-pandemic era. However, these technologies depend on connectivity, and legacy solutions such as wired connections or WiFi are not up to the challenge. To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Huawei OceanProtect: A Pioneer in All-Scenario Data Protection

Huawei OceanProtect Data Protection provides a series of comprehensive data protection solutions that cover disaster recovery (DR), data backups, and data archiving for the rapid growth of diversified service data and the entire data lifecycle. Based on the concept of "full DR of hot data, quick backup and restore of warm data, and warm archiving of cold data," OceanProtect Data Protection can provide zero service interruption, data integrity, and long-term data retention.Full DR of Hot Data: Integrated DR for Storage Access Networks (SAN) and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Stress-Free Upgrade for Maximum ROI  As our businesses and lives become digitalized, our expectations for uninterrupted productivity are absolute, making the continuity of data services and networks increasingly important. Today, if a data center breaks down, it can have a significant impact on people's lives, more so for the vast majority of businesses that don't have effective DR systems. Many critical financial and telecom enterprises whose services national economies and citizen's livelihoods depend on, have not yet built intra-city or remote DR facilities. Furthermore, in healthcare and manufacturing, where service continuity is key to saving lives, many enterprises lack sufficient DR facilities. Even those that are constructing DR facilities frequently Continue reading

BrandPost: The five core components that will drive the next wave of banking innovation

The growth in online banking has been – and will continue to be – rapid. From a valuation of $11.43 billion in 2019, the projections are that it will reach $31.81 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 13.6%.For the incumbent banking system, this rapid growth poses a real and ongoing challenge, as it has opened the door to unconventional disruption and new competition. Non-banking companies are now able to bring different business models and expertise in customer experience to the financial services sector. New products and services are being adopted enthusiastically by consumers, and indeed, there is the rise of entirely new forms of currency and payments that are changing how we think about money.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: The secret of delivering private-line experience over optical networks

The world stands on the brink of the fourth industrial revolution – the confluence of new technologies like cloud computing, big data analytics, and IoT have reached a tipping point where enterprises can successfully process workloads in the cloud like never before.Indeed, 85% of enterprises will have deployed new digital infrastructure in the cloud by 2025, according to industry analyst IDC. In the US, the cloud migration rate of enterprises has exceeded 85% and in EU countries has reached 70%.Governments are a key catalyst for this change, as they push whole economies to digitize to improve whole of society benefits and increase national productivity. To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Effective Zero Trust Requires a New Definition of Data Protection

Data is the ultimate asset of modern business and the foundation of digital transformation. It is the currency that funds innovation and growth. Data must be protected with the utmost rigor, but it must also flow effortlessly to where it can deliver the greatest benefits.In an era where the cloud rules infrastructure, traditional network security is no longer useful.  The current construct for data protection is outmoded and in urgent need of an update. The biggest fundamental shift in the world of digital transformation is that data is no longer on a CPU that the enterprise owns. Security teams must invest in the right technology to achieve more complete data protection, and we all need to ensure Zeron Trust principles are applied everywhere data needs protection.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: SD-WAN Is Made SASE-Ready with the Right Security Private Cloud

What is the ideal role of SD-WAN in a SASE architecture?Both SD-WAN and SASE hold great promise, sharing the common goal of securely connecting users to the data and applications critical to doing their jobs and demonstrating the tightening linkage between networking and security investments. Without the right security private cloud, however, SD-WAN lacks the necessary complement that will help organizations fully realize a SASE architecture, especially for addressing remote workers.SD-WAN’s RoleLeveraging the concept of a virtualized network overlay to connect branch offices, SD-WAN allows organizations to better tap the public Internet and low-cost broadband to save on expensive, legacy MPLS connections. Various analysts estimate SD-WAN can help enterprises cut costs by as much as 65% compared to traditional alternatives. SD-WAN benefits run deeper than just infrastructure savings, also including increased network availability, better traffic prioritization, and more intelligent path selection.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: The Era of Private Wireless Has Begun

Over the last decade, a number of technological trends have come together that will transform our industrial society and introduce a high level of automation to many of our processes. Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), the cloud, and digital twins technology are ushering in the era of Industry 4.0. Asset-intensive industries are moving quickly to take advantage of these technologies, including manufacturing, ports, mines, utilities, railways, airports, logistics, intelligent highways, and smart cities. The list is long and growing quickly.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Why Hard Drives Are Stayin’ Alive

It goes without saying that data growth is at an all-time high, but IDC’s data forecast provides much-needed perspective. The market research company predicts that by 2023, over 100 zettabytes of data will be created per year, and that approximately 60% of the stored data will be at the core/edge data center1. At the same time, Applied Materials predicts that over 90% of total data will be created by machines2 with new workloads driven by everything from smart video cameras and IoT sensors to autonomous vehicles and hyper-connected smart cities, and more.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: C&S Takes Stock in Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN Edge Platform

Keeping up to date on inventory, stocking, and data needs at thousands of grocery stores in North America is no easy task. That’s why C&S Wholesale Grocers decided it needed a major upgrade of its network using SD-WAN technology from Silver Peak to provide efficient, reliable, and secure communications among its data centers and warehouses. Founded in 1918, C&S is the largest grocery wholesaler in the United States. C&S recently embarked on a major network upgrade focused on implementing SD-WAN technology. The company selected the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect™ SD-WAN edge platform to enable more efficient and cost effective wide-area-networking (WAN) to support a variety of applications. To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Why Network Segmentation Matters

When IT leaders hear about segmentation, their first thought is usually about dividing a network up using VLANs or VXLANs. But segmentation also plays a critical security role in securing dynamic multi-cloud environments, IoT and BYOD strategies, and automated workflows in today’s highly distributed environments.Digital Innovation is disrupting enterprise organizations, adding new networks such as dynamic multi-cloud to enable new services and business opportunities. However, these new environments also create increased risk. The explosive adoption of IoT and mobile devices, as well as applications and services from multiple clouds, are pushing the attack surface beyond the traditional network boundaries. And because workflows, applications, and transactions have to span all of these new environments, traditional network-based segmentation strategies stop at the edge of each network environment without putting cumbersome and complex solutions in place.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: Innovation, customer-centric philosophy makes Huawei a trusted partner

The need to stay connected anytime, anywhere has led to connectivity being one of the core elements of large campuses and public spaces. In recent years, the development only goes faster, where world-class infrastructure is gradually getting well-equipped with the right settings to keep people online. This leads to the exponential growth on the demand for excellent network coverage with extremely low latency.Let’s take St. Jakob Park as an example. As the home field of FC Basel, St. Jakob Park is Switzerland’s largest football stadium, with the requirement to keep 40,000 visitors, spectator stand, shops, and parking lots connected with large bandwidth, high concurrency, and low latency. The Park needs an advanced Wi-Fi network that delivers full wireless coverage and achieves secure connections.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: The Silver Peak SD-WAN Edge Platform: It’s Way Better Than Fast Food

In my most recent blog post, I talked about the difficulty SD-WAN vendors have in finding their voice and clearly differentiating their value. My point was that if Wendy’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s could figure out how to differentiate their burgers and fries, we should be able articulate why customers choose our solutions over the 60+ vendors competing for their business. I started out talking about the business reasons why companies select Silver Peak. Now it’s time to talk about our differentiation at a product level.How is our SD-WAN edge platform, Unity EdgeConnect™, unique? I’ll frame the differentiation around what our customers are telling us. You’ll notice a significant emphasis on our ability to improve application performance for any type of application traversing any type of transport. We’re the only company that first tries to fix problems with the underlying network, allowing customers to fully leverage all of their circuits, even in instances of degraded performance. Unlike others, we don’t just re-route packets in the event of transport brownouts and blackouts.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: The Silver Peak SD-WAN Edge Platform – It’s subtle but we enable people to build an SD-WAN, we don’t offer an SD-WAN

In my most recent blog post, I talked about the difficulty SD-WAN vendors have in finding their voice and clearly differentiating their value. My point was that if Wendy’s, Burger King, and McDonald’s could figure out how to differentiate their burgers and fries, we should be able articulate why customers choose our solutions over the 60+ vendors competing for their business. I started out talking about the business reasons why companies select Silver Peak. Now it’s time to talk about our differentiation at a product level.How is our SD-WAN edge platform, Unity EdgeConnect™, unique? I’ll frame the differentiation around what our customers are telling us. You’ll notice a significant emphasis on our ability to improve application performance for any type of application traversing any type of transport. We’re the only company that first tries to fix problems with the underlying network, allowing customers to fully leverage all of their circuits, even in instances of degraded performance. Unlike others, we don’t just re-route packets in the event of transport brownouts and blackouts.To read this article in full, please click here

BrandPost: What You Need to Know about NVMe-oF™

The era of NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) is quickly approaching. By 2025, most data centers will likely have adopted NVMe-oF for some part of their architecture1. Accessing data from a shared storage system will be essentially as fast and as low latency as accessing data from direct attached storage (DAS). The year 2025 seems like a lifetime from now but the reality is it will be here before you know it.Here are some of the top questions we hear from customers about this emerging technology. In this blog, our data center experts offer their responses, and point you to additional resources for understanding both the NVMe™ protocol and the fabric that stitches it together.To read this article in full, please click here

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