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Understanding the Benefits of Retiring the Branch Router
/ Nov 27, 2017
Last month, I authored a blog post that asked whether it was time for enterprises ...
Why SD-WAN Surfaces in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
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/ Mar 20, 2015
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 ...
What Is A Next-Generation WAN?
/ Mar 11, 2015
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 ...
Internet Connections Can Be Used For More Than Best Effort Traffic
/ Feb 27, 2015
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 ...
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 ...
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