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Spectrum Rolls Out Its Nationwide Managed SD-WAN Service

March 05, 2019 / Ali Longwell

After teasing its launch for some time, Spectrum Enterprise finally released availability of a fully managed SD-WAN service in the U.S.Spectrum Enterprise, which is the business arm of Charter Communications, first demonstrated an SD-WAN proof of concept at the MEF17 show in late 2017. At that time, it announced that it was working with Nokia’s Nuage Networks technology for the SD-WAN component and with Palo Alto Networks on the security component. It also said its primary use case for SD-WAN would be Ethernet.According to Satya Parimi, group vice president of enterprise data products at Spectrum Enterprise, it “has been running market field trials for the last year to better understand enterprise needs and use cases for various WAN configurations for which SD-WAN would be a good fit.”And at the same time, the group has been working to deploy a SDN/NFV edge compute platform, which delivers the managed SD-WAN, virtual security, and “soon a number of other products and services,” Parimi ...