Underlaying the SD-WAN Gives IT New Moves

So, as network IT manager you have has just been invited to join the DevOps team to spearhead the company’s push into new global markets – congratulations! As you head off to the first meeting, two thoughts cross your mind: Can you provision the WAN connections as fast as the developers can rollout the new… Read More

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Eight Best Practices For Cloud Security

There’s been a lot of FUD spread around in recent years on the subject of the public cloud. But as often happens in technology, convenience trumps security as far as users are concerned, and cloud services are just too convenient to turn down. Whether it’s to access your work files from home, to speed up… Read More

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Focus on Innovation Needed for CIOs

As everyone knows the “I” in CIO stands for information. Isn’t it time though that this changed and the CIO’s role is to become the Chief Innovation Officer? Historically the mandate for the CIO has been to keep the technology up and running to support the business. Even in today’s IT era where the CIO… Read More

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The predictions for the growth in data volumes are stark – the impact of a large increase in the number and diversity of devices being attached to networks through the internet of things (IoT) and internet of everything (IoE) will be massive. Alongside the need to open up data access to more entities along the… Read More

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Why SD-WAN Surfaces in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization

Highly-influential industry analyst firm, Gartner, has once again recognized Silver Peak as a “Leader” in its Magic Quadrant report for WAN optimization. See the new Gartner report[1]: http://svpk.co/KyLAk According to Gartner, “As WAN optimization appliances increasingly include WAN path control and local link load balancing capabilities, these products are morphing into SD-WAN solutions.” So why is… Read More

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Underlaying the SD-WAN Gives IT New Moves

So, as network IT manager you have has just been invited to join the DevOps team to spearhead the company’s push into new global markets – congratulations! As you head off to the first meeting, two thoughts cross your mind: Can you provision the WAN connections as fast as the developers can rollout the new app and Marketing can generate product demand, and Can you bring continuous cost reductions to the table? Well, NaaS (Network as a Service) is a step in that direction, but you also need a tool to real-time negotiate changing WAN pricing and delivery conditions. An SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) with underlay … Read More

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