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How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
/ Apr 24, 2017
In my last few blogs I’ve talked about the journey from the Software Defined WAN to ...
SD-WAN Makes Regional Hubs A Reality
/ Apr 19, 2017
When it comes to WAN architecture, there has been a debate that has raged on for decades. Hub-and-spoke or fully distributed mesh, which is better? Hub-and-spoke networks are ...
SD-WAN to the Power of Three: Enabling a New Generation of WAN, Cloud Connectivity & IoT Managed Services
/ Apr 17, 2017
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 ...
From Self-Driving Cars to Self-Driving WANs
/ Apr 4, 2017
I realize that the idea of a ‘Self-driving’ WAN could seem like science fiction. But if you think of the visions propelling companies like Google, Tesla and Amazon, you can begin to ...
Silver Peak’s SD-WAN Solution Takes Center Stage at MPLS & SDN & NFV World 2017 in Paris
/ Mar 31, 2017
I’ve just returned from attending the 17th annual MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress 2017 in Paris, a very energetic and engaging service provider conference. The event has evolved from its ...
Tiered SD-WAN Services: Monetizing a New Generation of Cloud-Enabled Services
/ Mar 29, 2017
There is a rapid shift in enterprise plans for leveraging SD-WAN technology and solutions in 2017. We are seeing significant increases in the adoption and deployment of SD-WAN solutions ...
The Time is Now for an Application-Driven WAN Edge Powered by the Latest in Silver Peak SD-WAN Innovation
/ Mar 28, 2017
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 ...
Evolving from SD-WAN to SD-WAN Edge Solutions
/ Mar 6, 2017
The Next Generation of WAN Solutions Over the last 18 months there has been a large amount written about Software-Defined WANs (SD-WANs). The vast majority of what has been written has ...
What to Look For in Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Mar 2, 2017
In my last blog entry I pointed out that 2017 will be an important year in terms of the adoption of SD-WANs. In that post I discussed some of the technical characteristics of SD-WAN ...
Five New Rules For The WAN In The Digital Era
/ Feb 28, 2017
It’s safe to say that no one likes change. It makes us uncomfortable and puts us in positions that we are not familiar with. This is certainly true in our personal lives, but it’s also ...
“Can You Hear Me Now?” — SD-WAN for Reliable Voice Services
/ Feb 23, 2017
If you’ve been doing Wide Area Networking (WAN) for as long as I have you know that Voice is perhaps the least-forgiving application as it relates to outages. For example, say you have ...
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