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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-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 ...
The WAN is Dead, Long Live the WAN
/ Aug 9, 2016
The WAN your company has today will likely be the last you ever use. The race to move applications and services to the cloud, and the availability of high performance broadband is ...
With SD-WAN, Don’t Forget Performance
/ Aug 5, 2016
The enterprise WAN has always been challenging to manage. It can be complicated, slow to reconfigure, lack security and many applications perform poorly over it. High service costs, ...
Standardization Is The Key To SD-WAN Success
/ Jul 11, 2016
When it comes to IT projects — be they WAN or any other domain — there’s a general rule of thumb that should be applied but often is not: if the solution is more complicated than the ...
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