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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 ...
New Years Resolution For Network Managers: Don’t Get Fired For Sticking With The Status Quo
/ Jan 9, 2017
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
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
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
/ Dec 1, 2016
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
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 ...
The 7 Scariest Things About Legacy WANs
/ Oct 31, 2016
Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again when we go out in the dark and dress up with the sole purpose of scaring one another and collecting treats! For network managers though, ...
The Importance of Setting Network Baselines
/ Oct 27, 2016
The networking industry is in the midst of a transition to the digital era. The network plays a critical role in the success of digital businesses as many of the digital building ...
Service Providers Need To Embrace The Rise Of Managed SD-WAN
/ Oct 18, 2016
About a month ago I attended an analyst session with Michael Dell at VMWorld. During the event, Mr. Dell stated that he learned many years ago that when things are good for businesses, ...
SD-WAN Can Make Network Management Impactful To The Business
/ Oct 10, 2016
Navigating By The Dashboard Lights Every network operations center I have been in always has a big dashboard in the middle with a bunch of red and green lights. Sometimes it’s a simple ...
Don’t Just Monitor Your Applications – Control Them!
/ Oct 10, 2016
How’s Your Productivity? Businesses spend billions of dollars annually on initiatives to make workers more productive. In fact, ZK Research found that in 2015, organizations spent ...
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