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 ...
Leaders with a Vision
/ May 23, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Arguably the most influential documents in IT are the revered Magic Quadrants from Gartner. Vendors and end-users alike await the publication of the various MQs to see who are the ...
One, Two, Five — no, Three! — SD-WAN Demos for #NFD11
/ Jan 28, 2016 0 COMMENTS
On January 21st, the entourage of delegates for Networking Field Day 11 descended on Silver Peak headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. Eleven delegates, representing a cross section of the ...
Resolutions For Today’s Network Managers
/ Jan 12, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Happy New Year to WANSpeak readers! By now, I’m sure many of us have made a start on our annual resolutions. I’m sure Donald Trump has made a resolution to antagonize even more of the ...
More Thoughts on 2016’s Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
/ Dec 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The year 2015 is almost in the books. That means it’s time to say, “I can’t believe the year is almost over,” and time for many of us in the industry to make some bold predictions as to ...
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What’s Up with the ONF?
/ Sep 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is the organization that is most closely associated with the development and standardization of SDN. As of September 2015, the ONF had over 140 ...
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Enabling Resellers to Capitalize on SD-WAN
/ Sep 24, 2015 0 COMMENTS
There’s no shortage of frustration around the high cost and complexity of multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) networks today. But despite the mounting frustration with MPLS ...
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Verizon Jumps On The SD-WAN Bandwagon
/ Sep 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In June I posted a blog urging the incumbent telcos to accept the fact that the era of SD-WANs is here and to embrace it instead of fearing it. The topics of SD-WAN and broadband WAN ...
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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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Is Moore’s Law Going To Be Repealed?
/ Jun 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS
I recently attended the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara. During a morning keynote session one of the speakers started to discuss his company’s SDN architecture, and made a comment ...
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How will SDN and NFV Standards Really be Developed?
/ Jun 2, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Most people like standards because they believe that standards lead to something they really want, which is interoperability. I have been a member of three different standards ...