SD-WAN Criteria
Managed SD-WAN Evaluation Criteria
/ Jan 19, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In my last post I focused on how managed SD-WAN service providers can help large, ...
Highly-Distributed Organizations Should Consider Managed SD-WAN To Accelerate Adoption
/ Jan 17, 2017 0 COMMENTS
There is no company too small or large to take advantage of Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN).  The only requirement is the obvious one that the business be multi-site in nature and is ...
What will 2017 mean for SD-WANs?
/ Jan 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In 2016 SD-WANs were the hottest topic in networking. That raises an obvious question that I will use the next two blogs to try to answer. That question is: What changes can we expect ...
New Years Resolution For Network Mangers: Don’t Get Fired For Sticking With The Status Quo
/ Jan 9, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In IT circles we have all heard the popular expression “you never get fired for buying X” where X is your established incumbent vendor. In some ways the phrase excuses the complacent ...
What Clark Griswold and SD-WAN Have in Common
/ Dec 16, 2016 0 COMMENTS
There is one movie I remember watching with my family during the holidays: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. For those who haven’t seen the movie, it stars Chevy Chase as Clark ...
Network Managers Must Embrace Automation, Not Fear It
/ Dec 12, 2016 1 COMMENTS
When discussing the value of an SD-WAN, many points enter the discussion. Cost comes up as SD-WANs are certainly cheaper. Delivering a better and more predictable user experience is ...
SD-WANs Solve the Internet Access Conundrum
SD-WANs Solve the Internet Access Conundrum
/ Dec 1, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Merriam-Webster defines the word “conundrum” as an “intricate and difficult problem”. This word can most certainly be used in a business context to describe the challenges associated ...
It’s OK For Network Managers To Give Up Their Security Blanket
/ Nov 8, 2016 0 COMMENTS
In the popular comic strip Peanuts, Linus was always seen carrying his blanket.  Clearly, the blanket gave the young lad a sense of comfort and security even in the face of his sister ...
7 Scariest Things About Legacy WAN
The 7 Scariest Things About Legacy WANs
/ Oct 31, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again when we go out in the dark and dress up with the sole purpose of scaring one another and collecting treats! For network managers though, ...
The Importance of Setting Network Baselines
/ Oct 27, 2016 0 COMMENTS
The networking industry is in the midst of a transition to the digital era. The network plays a critical role in the success of digital businesses as many of the digital building ...
Embrace Managed SD-WAN
Service Providers Need To Embrace The Rise Of Managed SD-WAN
/ Oct 18, 2016 0 COMMENTS
About a month ago I attended an analyst session with Michael Dell at VMWorld. During the event, Mr. Dell stated that he learned many years ago that when things are good for businesses, ...