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.  ...
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What Is A Next-Generation WAN?
/ Mar 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In one of my last two blogs I discussed how a software defined WAN will automate the configuration of WAN edge routers and enable a WAN with multiple links to automatically reallocate ...
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Internet Connections Can Be Used For More Than Best Effort Traffic
/ Feb 27, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The topic of WAN transformation is certainly nothing new, but the shift to mobile and cloud computing is making the evolution of the WAN something businesses must make a priority. Prior ...
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Six Pitfalls To Avoid In The Hybrid Cloud
/ Feb 9, 2015 0 COMMENTS
It’s prediction season for the year ahead, and one of the most popular forecasts this time is that 2015 will be when hybrid clouds become practical. This isn’t one of those ...
Addressing Business Outcomes Through The Intercloud
/ Jan 23, 2015 0 COMMENTS
At this year’s Cisco C-scape EMEAR analyst event, the vendor downplayed its hardware product launches, focusing instead on its rapidly evolving business credentials. Cisco, with its ...
Speeding up Network Provisioning
/ Jan 16, 2015 0 COMMENTS
You probably know the problem already. The business is opening up a new office; has acquired a new company or wants to move a group of people from Place A to Place B. They have finally ...
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Operational Challenges Continue To Plague Legacy WANs
/ Jan 14, 2015 0 COMMENTS
This site, like many others, has focused on the need to evolve the WAN. Much of the value proposition for the shift to a hybrid WAN is to improve application performance, which is often ...
Digital Security
Security-Focused Shift to SD-WAN Threatens DC Supremacy
/ Jan 12, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Enterprise adoption of the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) architecture opens up significant improvements from an operations, cost, and flexibility perspective. But it’s a ...
Here Comes The Petabyte Event Horizon
/ Dec 29, 2014 0 COMMENTS
A step change is on the way for data storage, and in particular for networked storage. Technologies that have served us well for a decade or more are about to run out of steam, and the ...
CloudStack Competition Endangers Enterprise Open Source Adoption
/ Dec 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
The Growing Need For Intelligent Workload Management
/ Dec 11, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Life used to be so good. An operating system was loaded onto a server of some sort and an application stack loaded on top of that. Provided the workload remained pretty static, the ...