WAN Availability Matters to The Cloud-First Enterprise
/ Oct 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The rise of cloud applications has been well documented on this site and others.  ...
SD-WAN to the Power of Three
SD-WAN to the Power of Three: Enabling a New Generation of WAN, Cloud Connectivity & IoT Managed Services
/ Apr 17, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When you’re in the midst of a seismic industry shift, we, in the tech world, get caught up in a “how we do it” mentality. What’s sometimes lost in translation is the value to customers ...
The Time is Now for an Application-Driven WAN Edge Powered by the Latest in Silver Peak SD-WAN Innovation
/ Mar 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS
While much of the market is focused on the promise of an SD-WAN to lower connectivity costs, I believe SD-WAN, when done right, can offer significant incremental value beyond the ...
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When I’m talking with customers, I hear about a lot of challenges their businesses experience with their legacy WANs. In particular, the network architects and administrators talk about ...
SD-WAN: What’s in a Number?
/ Jun 28, 2016 0 COMMENTS
There’s been a lot of numbers passed around when it comes to software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). IDC predicts the market will reach $6 billion by 2020. Gartner suggests 30 ...
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Business Of All Sizes Should Make Multi-Cloud The Norm
/ Feb 19, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Many businesses, small- to mid-size ones in particular, strive to consolidate the number of vendors they use. Going to a single network, server, or storage provider creates “one throat ...
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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. In fact, earlier this year, Mark Haranas, the fine reporter with CRN, recently authored an article ...
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 ...
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 ...