All I Want For Christmas Is Some Dumb IP

Well, it’s that time of the year – the time when we’re thinking about what we want for Christmas, and what we will get our friends and family. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that network manager in your life, try getting some dumb IP, otherwise known as plain old Internet services. Why… Read More

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CloudStack Competition Endangers Enterprise Open Source Adoption

When disruptive cloud architectures began to shake corporate IT foundations, it required a ‘cloud stack’ to create, manage, and deploy infrastructure cloud services. Today, such stacks are available from a wide range of providers, some use proprietary code, but increasingly corporate users are adopting open source products. However, like other disruptive paradigms, most cloud deployments… Read More

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Take Back the Control Plane

Much has been said about how Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) let IT better control the flow of traffic over distance, improve security, and lower costs. Over the past months, we’ve had a few conversations with IT managers that point to a perhaps less-discussed, but even greater benefit to this new technology. A few… Read More

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Bob Bruce Joins Silver Peak as Channel Chief

Networking channel veteran Bob Bruce has joined Silver Peak to lead the company’s channel partner efforts in WAN optimization and the emerging software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market. Bob brings more than 30 years of experience leading sales strategy and channel development for top networking companies.  He was most recently vice president of channel sales at Aruba Networks,… Read More

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The End of the (Land) Line?

Here in the UK, each telecommunications provider has just upped the cost of renting a land line… by around three times the rate of inflation. Is this to raise money for investment in new networks or new functionality? Hardly. It is more likely to be the continuance of the end for land lines being used… Read More

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All I Want For Christmas Is Some Dumb IP

Well, it’s that time of the year – the time when we’re thinking about what we want for Christmas, and what we will get our friends and family. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that network manager in your life, try getting some dumb IP, otherwise known as plain old Internet services. Why would a network manager want some dumb IP? To use as a WAN connection, of course! To help understand why this makes sense, let’s go on a journey with the Ghosts of Network Managers Past, Present and Future: First up is the Ghost of Network Managers Past. This ghost looks very old and has no ability to consider that corporate applications and … Read More

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