Evolving from SD-WAN to SD-WAN Edge Solutions
/ Mar 6, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The Next Generation of WAN Solutions Over the last 18 months there has been a large ...
What to Look For in Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Mar 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
SD-WANs Will Sail Right Past The “Trough of Disillusionment”
/ Feb 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is certainly the most iconic graphic ever created by an industry analyst firm. Second on that list is the Gartner Hype Cycle. Personally, I find the naming ...
CEO Blog Series – Automating Business Intent with SD-WAN
Automating Business Intent with an SD-WAN
/ Feb 15, 2017 0 COMMENTS
I love to drink a latte (or three) in the morning. To get it, I rely on a “super-automatic” espresso machine. Just a single button press, and all the grinding, dosing, tamping, ...
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 ...
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When I’m talking with customers, I hear about a lot of challenges their businesses experience with their legacy WANs. In particular, the network architects and administrators talk about ...