The Thin Branch Should be Enabled by Elimination AND Consolidation of Appliances
/ Jun 12, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The concept of the “thin branch” enabled by simplifying infrastructure has been ...
Key SD-WAN Solution Evaluation Criteria
/ Jun 8, 2017 0 COMMENTS
On June 3, 2017, Andrew Lerner, vice president of research for enterprise networking at Gartner published a new blog: SD-WAN is going Mainstream. In this blog, Andrew offered two key ...
Selecting the Right Managed SD-WAN Service Provider
/ Jun 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Many of you are already aware that an SD-WAN enables distributed enterprises to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport ...
2017 Signals a Change for the Value Proposition of SD-WAN
/ May 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS
SD-WANs have garnered a tremendous amount of interest from companies both large and small as they can significantly lower the costs and complexity of running a WAN. As businesses ...
What is Driving Enterprise Interest in Managed SD-WAN Services?
/ May 11, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In my previous blog post, I described the trends that are driving continued growth in the SD-WAN market, and the potential it presents to managed service providers. In this blog, I ...
SD-WAN is the “Killer App” for NFV Services
/ May 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS
I’ve just returned from attending Layer123’s NFV World Congress 2017 in San Jose, an energetic and engaging 3-day conference with a focus on NFV technology, solutions and services. It ...
How Can an SD-WAN Solution Improve Network Performance?
/ May 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The 2016 State of the WAN report contained the results of a survey in which the respondents were asked to indicate the factors that were having the biggest impact on their WAN. Given ...
Machine Learning
What is Machine Learning and Why Should You Care?
/ May 1, 2017 0 COMMENTS
A recent article identified what Gartner considers to be the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017, one of which is machine learning. Per that article, machine learning has ...
Regional Hubs
SD-WAN Makes Regional Hubs A Reality
/ Apr 19, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When it comes to WAN architecture, there has been a debate that has raged on for decades.  Hub-and-spoke or fully distributed mesh, which is better?  Hub-and-spoke networks are ...
SD-WAN to the Power of Three
SD-WAN to the Power of Three: Enabling a New Generation of WAN, Cloud Connectivity & IoT Managed Services
/ Apr 17, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When you’re in the midst of a seismic industry shift, we, in the tech world, get caught up in a “how we do it” mentality. What’s sometimes lost in translation is the value to customers ...
SD-WANs Are Necessary For Success With The Internet of Things
/ Apr 6, 2017 0 COMMENTS
It’s my belief that we will look back at 2017 as a tipping point for the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has certainly been something that most business and IT leaders talk about, but to ...