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Garland Technology is committed to educating the benefits of having a strong foundation of network visibility and access. By providing this insight we protect the security of data across your network and beyond.


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The TAP into Technology blog provides the latest news and insights on network access and visibility, including: network security, network monitoring and appliance connectivity and guest blogs from Industry experts and technology partners


Our extensive technology partnership ecosystem solves critical problems when it comes to network security, monitoring, application analysis, forensics and packet inspection.


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Garland Partners with Edgecore for End-to-End Visibility Solutions

on 11/16/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Technology Partners Software Defined Networking (SDN)
We recently partnered with Edgecore, a leading provider of open networking solutions of bare-metal hardware switches and access products, which utilize both independent commercial and open source software options. These include applications such as SDN  (Software Defined Networking), Network Analytics, Virtualized Networks, Data Center network fabrics, and open access networks. Cloud data center operators and leading enterprises have been deploying open network solutions for several years and the benefits are noticeable.
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The Controller Problem in Software-Defined Networking

on 10/12/17 8:00 AM By | Chris Bihary | 0 Comments | Data Center Software Defined Networking (SDN)
It was great to see our technology partner, Big Switch Networks , included in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking . After years of using the Big Monitoring Fabric (BMF) as a network packet broker/Trojan horse to get into the data center, Big Cloud Fabric (BCF) is driving the commercial, cost-effective SDN fabric market forward. But if you read through the Gartner report, you’ll find a cautionary statement that we want to address: “Despite being an early proponent of open SDN and OpenFlow, Big Switch uses a proprietary protocol within its BCF. Thus, third-party switches cannot be integrated into BCF.”—from the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking This reported concern is worth discussing because it harks back to something that's seemed to hold software-defined networking back for years —the open controller. 
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The Evolution from Monitoring to Software-Defined Networking

One of our technology partners, Big Switch Networks, recently achieved a significant milestone—placement in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. This achievement is telling of the ever-increasing practicality of software-defined networking. As Big Switch Networks’ SDN solution gains ground in the market, we should look at how data center networking needs are changing. What was once a demand for greater visibility in the data center is quickly becoming a need for more agile, software-defined data center networks.
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Ready for SDN End-to-End Visibility?

It’s here. An SDN, End-to-End Visibility Solution. It has everything, that everyone’s talked about for SDN deployments: it’s flexible, scalable and cost effective.  Why is the time for SDN now? Because 5G networks are coming, and they are being driven by consumer demand for everything viral. Streaming, downloading and sharing videos is a way of life, being connected is not a convenience, but an expectation of consumers - regardless of whether they are traveling on a plane or subway, staying in a hotel or AirBnB, on lunch break at work or at a coffee shop. With increased bandwidth demands and more complex applications the deployment of SDN solutions is now. We are proud to be part of a turnkey solution that guarantees visibility, is easy-to-deploy, and is cost effective.
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What's the State of SDN?

It feels like there have been two extremes in software-defined networking (SDN) discussions over the last few years. On one side, you have people who focus on the fact that SDN hasn’t lived up to its 2013 hype. And on the other side, you have people continue to pass out predictions for SDN’s future in 2020 and beyond (us included). But what about right now in 2017? You know that SDN is complicated, but it feels like SDN is finally becoming practical. 
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Network TAPs or Packet Brokers for Software-Defined Networks?

Centralized, programmatic control of the network—this was the major promise software-defined networking (SDN) offered when it first emerged. We’re getting there, but if the last few years have shown us anything it’s that realizing lofty SDN goals is anything but easy. Now might not be the time to implement an a prior data model with an SDN protocol like OpenFlow, but you can still lay the groundwork for SDN in 2017. The only question is how.
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