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Every Business Should Do A Cloud Consumption Audit
/ Feb 3, 2016 0 COMMENTS
The topic of WAN transformation has been a hot topic over the past couple of years. ...
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Is Your Network Paying the Price for Internet Backhaul?
/ Dec 18, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In the traditional approach to branch office networking, organizations backhauled their Internet traffic to one or more of their data centers. The advantage of backhauling is that it ...
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Which Way to the Cloud-Ready WAN?
/ Nov 20, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The movement to cloud-based services is well underway—over 50% of CRM applications are already SaaS-based. Yet most corporate WANs are still built for the pre-cloud world, focusing ...
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It’s Time To Stop The ‘WANSanity’
/ Nov 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS
One of the quotes that Albert Einstein is credited with is: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If that is indeed ...
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Ten Points To Consider For Cloud Security
/ Sep 22, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Securing the Cloud a Top Concern I moderated a CIO roundtable on the topic of the cloud several ago in New York. The round table was intended to be a general discussion on cloud ...
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Writing the Next Chapter of Your Network Management Career
/ Sep 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The Hills was a popular MTV-produced “reality” TV show that created pop culture icons such as Lauren Conrad, Brody Jenner (son of Caitlyn) and one my favorites, Kristin Cavallari. The ...
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Where Do We Stand With The WAN?
/ Jul 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS
A lot has been written over the last year about how SDN will fundamentally change how enterprise WANs are architected. While I generally agree with that statement, I think it is ...
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The Rise of cPaaS Portends More WAN Problems
/ Jul 24, 2015 0 COMMENTS
When it comes to the cloud, there is certainly no shortage of different types. Usually when people think of “the cloud” they either think of CRM type applications, like Salesforce.com, ...
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ONS Shows the Status of SDN in the Enterprise
/ Jul 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS
There were over 1,300 attendees at the recent Open Networking Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara making the ONS one of, if not the largest SDN-focused conference in the world. Because ...
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Don’t Get Attached To SD-WAN
/ May 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS
For some time now, SD-WANs (Software Defined Wide Area Networks) have been the subject of much hype and discussion in the networking community.  Outsiders most likely get a chuckle at ...
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Cord-Cutting Comes to the Enterprise WAN
/ May 19, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The advent of low cost, high-speed Internet connections to the home paired with online streaming services such as Netflix has started a trend known to many as cord-cutting. Cord-cutters ...