WAN Availability Matters to The Cloud-First Enterprise
/ Oct 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The rise of cloud applications has been well documented on this site and others.  ...
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Cord-Cutting Comes to the Enterprise WAN
/ May 19, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The advent of low cost, high-speed Internet connections to the home paired with online streaming services such as Netflix has started a trend known to many as cord-cutting. Cord-cutters ...
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The Top Five Network Problems Solved by SDN
/ May 12, 2015 0 COMMENTS
IT has changed significantly over the past decade. The rise of the cloud, mobile computing, and other trends like Internet of Things has shifted IT from being server centric to being ...
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Hybrid WAN — It’s Time To Do The Math
/ May 7, 2015 1 COMMENTS
With more applications hosted by SaaS providers and businesses constantly looking at ways to drive down costs, without sacrificing performance, companies are looking at ways to augment ...
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It’s Time to Simplify Security
/ May 5, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The annual RSA security show was recently held in San Francisco. RSA is always a great show and it’s a chance to go see the latest and greatest in the ever-changing, fast-moving world ...
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SD-WAN Economics: What Will You Do With a 5% Increase in Budget?
/ Apr 30, 2015 1 COMMENTS
Tony made an interesting point about the inclusion of SD-WAN within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for WAN optimization controllers. It was a point that could help unlock overlooked ...
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Ripley’s Next Exhibit: The Internet Wide Area Network
/ Apr 1, 2015 0 COMMENTS
If you’ve ever been to a Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, you’ll know it’s filled with things that are true, but hard to believe. For example, the museum has “ginormous” bugs that you ...
Why SD-WAN Surfaces in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
/ Mar 20, 2015 2 COMMENTS
Highly-influential industry analyst firm, Gartner, has once again recognized Silver Peak as a “Leader” in its Magic Quadrant report for WAN optimization. According to Gartner, “As WAN ...
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What Is A Next-Generation WAN?
/ Mar 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In one of my last two blogs I discussed how a software defined WAN will automate the configuration of WAN edge routers and enable a WAN with multiple links to automatically reallocate ...
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Internet Connections Can Be Used For More Than Best Effort Traffic
/ Feb 27, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The topic of WAN transformation is certainly nothing new, but the shift to mobile and cloud computing is making the evolution of the WAN something businesses must make a priority. Prior ...
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SD-WAN To The Rescue
/ Feb 16, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...