Blog Posts for Telecommunications

SD-WAN vs. SDN: The Differences are in the Details

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Over the past 12 months the buzz around SD-WAN has exploded. It's becoming to networking what the Cloud has become to infrastructure and applications. Yet, while the concept of a Software Defined WAN is generally understood, it's often confused with its technology parent, Software Defined Networking (SDN). So I thought it was about time someone explained the difference. 

How SD-WAN Can Take on Branch Office Security Challenges

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Prior to SD-WAN, multi-location enterprise networks needed to rely solely on local protection at the branch office level from a data security perspective. This typically meant point security appliances at the network boundary in the branch office, which combine functionality including firewalls and unified threat management for local use (content filters, data loss protection, data encryption services, etc.). Moving to SD-WAN introduces new options for taking on typical multi-office network security challenges. Following is a summary of those challenges, and an explanation of how SD-WAN, along with other security solutions, can help mitigate them.

Helping Knoxville Businesses with an Expanded Metro Fiber Network

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Windstream’s fiber and fixed wireless investment enables more local data centers and commercial buildings to connect to our high-speed, highly-available, nationwide fiber network.  This is great news for local businesses that rely on connectivity and service to run their business with sound performance, improved productivity and lower operational costs.

5 Ways We’re Transforming to Support Your Business "One by One"

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Windstream is transforming, and is committed to delivering a "best-in-class customer experience through our network and our people." We want your experience with us to be that of a partner who imagines, builds and supports next-generation solutions that scale with your business-and your ambition. We want to be a partner who is accountable to you, responsive to your needs and an advocate for your business.

A Win-WAN For Enterprise: UCaaS Over SD-WAN

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Downtime, latency, constantly growing demand for bandwidth and a proliferation of cloud-based apps have paved the way for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) – a more efficient, agile enterprise network alternative that offers a better foundation for voice, data and productivity enhancing, XaaS applications, such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

SD-WAN: The Network Evolves to Support Digital Transformation and Cloud

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SD-WAN has emerged as an important solution for businesses which are increasingly dependent on the cloud, and are striving to digitally transform their operations.  IDC found that digital transformation is an imperative for enterprises and other organizations worldwide.  Indeed, in a world defined by digital transformation, competition is increasingly intense.

Windstream Invests in Detroit Expansion

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There are few cities in America as interesting as Detroit. It has such a variety of influences that people can't agree on a nickname. Whatever you call it -- the Motor City, the Arsenal of Democracy, Motown, Hockeytown, the 313 – there is no question that Droit is beloved by its residents.