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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 To The Rescue
/ Feb 16, 2015
Sofware-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technologies are a hot topic right now in the networking world. Here we have a case of two extremes coming together. One extreme is the WAN, which has seen ...
Net Neutrality: Don’t Bet Your Business Against It
/ Feb 13, 2015
Net Neutrality: A Force To Be Reckoned With OTT (Over-the-Top) content (notably video) on the public Internet continues to tie up yet more of the public Internet capacity. ...
Wake Up Your Redundant WAN Link
/ Feb 5, 2015
Many enterprises I speak with are looking to leverage low-cost, Internet lines for backup or even to offload traffic from more expensive MPLS connections. The Hybrid WAN, as this ...
MPLS or SD-WAN: A Systems Engineering Analysis
/ Feb 2, 2015
Southernitman, a self-identified IT manager on Reddit, recently posted his dilemma on choosing between MPLS or an SD-WAN solution, commonly referred to as WAN Virtualization. Here’s how ...
The Software-Defined WAN and WAN Optimization: Networking’s Dynamic Duo
/ Jan 19, 2015
Today’s WANs have become remarkably complex. What used to be relatively straightforward point-to-point links have multiplied, meshed, and hybridized, as well as gaining layers of ...
Operational Challenges Continue To Plague Legacy WANs
/ Jan 14, 2015
This site, like many others, has focused on the need to evolve the WAN. Much of the value proposition for the shift to a hybrid WAN is to improve application performance, which is often ...
4G LTE and SD-WAN
/ Jan 7, 2015
The commonly used means of providing internet access to remote or small offices is via a wired (or fiber) connection. From ISDN through ADSL to T1 and DS3 lines, much money has been ...
4G LTE Plays Well In The SD-WAN Infrastructure
/ Jan 5, 2015
Many IT shops are looking at ways to adapt their corporate infrastructure to a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) that enables an open networking ecosystem across multi-vendor ...
All I Want For Christmas Is Some Dumb IP
/ Dec 22, 2014
Well, it’s that time of the year – the time when we’re thinking about what we want for Christmas, and what we will get our friends and family. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for ...
Take Back the Control Plane
/ Dec 18, 2014
Much has been said about how Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) let IT better control the flow of traffic over distance, improve security, and lower costs. Over the past ...
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