When It Comes To SD-WANs, WAN Optimization Should Be A No Brainer
/ Aug 14, 2017 0 COMMENTS
As someone who has been following enterprise WAN architectures for decades, I find ...
Leverage The Managed SD-WAN Services Business Opportunity with a High-Performance Solution
/ Jan 26, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In 2017, service providers face a rapidly changing landscape in market trends, affecting managed services for wide area networks (WANs). Consequently, new software defined WAN (SD-WAN) ...
Another New Year’s Resolution for Network Managers: I Will Embrace Virtual Network Functions
/ Jan 24, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In my blog near the beginning of the year, I urged network managers to make a resolution to not stick with the status quo when it comes to evaluating and selecting an SD-WAN solution ...
SD-WAN Criteria
Managed SD-WAN Evaluation Criteria
/ Jan 19, 2017 1 COMMENTS
In my last post I focused on how managed SD-WAN service providers can help large, distributed organizations with the complexity of managing dozens of relationships with various ...
Highly-Distributed Organizations Should Consider Managed SD-WAN To Accelerate Adoption
/ Jan 17, 2017 1 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 Managers: 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 ...