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  • Cisco Debuts Wireless Network Products for SMB Market

    Cisco recently released a new suite of wireless network products that target small and midsize businesses. These products provide competitive solutions for channel partners to extend their reach into the SMB market. The new lineup includes updated management software with enterprise-class features, indoor and outdoor wireless access points targeting a range of small business applications,…

  • MSPs Need to Prep Now for an SDN Transition

    Technological innovations are often one of those proverbial achievements that cut both ways: Tech disruption usually benefits one party at the expense of another. The rise of software-defined networking (SDN), alongside network virtualization, represents one of those times when managed service providers (MSPs) stand to gain more than they might lose. In theory, SDNs will…

  • NFV Platform Battle Plays Out at Mobile World Congress

    As service providers of all stripes gathered at the Mobile World Congress 2017 conference in Barcelona, many of them suddenly realized that they are falling behind the technological curve. Customers demanding more agile delivery of services are pressuring service providers to modernize their IT architecture at a much faster rate. Most service providers have been…

  • Datto Buys OpenMesh to Extend MSP Reach into Networking

    In a move designed to significantly expand its partners’ market opportunities, Datto acquired OpenMesh, a provider of networking and security infrastructure managed via the cloud. OpenMesh will now be known as Datto Networking, a business unit that will operate alongside Datto’s existing data protection platform for managed service providers. OpenMesh has been making headway in…

  • Open-Source Networking Is Coming of Age

    Service providers of all sizes and types should take note of some changes occurring across the open-source community—changes that promise to accelerate the adoption of software-defined networks (SDN). The first is a decision by AT&T to open source the ECOMP management and orchestration (MANO) framework it developed via the Linux Foundation. Through a variety of…

  • Infoblox Aims to Create TAP Ecosystem Around DNS

    When it comes to IT security, there’s strength in numbers. With that concept in mind, Infoblox launched a Technology Alliance Program (TAP), under which it is building connectors between its Domain Name System (DNS) appliances and complementary third-party networking and security products and cloud services. Infoblox plans to leverage application programming interfaces (APIs) to create…