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SD-WAN Benefits: More than Eliminating MPLS
/ Aug 3, 2017
Most of the discussion to date on the benefit of SD-WANs has focused on how an ...
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 ...
SD-WANs Will Sail Right Past The “Trough of Disillusionment”
/ Feb 16, 2017
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 ...
Automating Business Intent with an SD-WAN
/ Feb 15, 2017
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
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 ...
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