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 ...
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 ...
From Self-Driving Cars to Self-Driving WANs
/ Apr 4, 2017 0 COMMENTS
I realize that the idea of a ‘Self-driving’ WAN could seem like science fiction. But if you think of the visions propelling companies like Google, Tesla and Amazon, you can begin to ...
Monetizing Tiered SD-WAN Services with Silver Peak
Tiered SD-WAN Services: Monetizing a New Generation of Cloud-Enabled Services
/ Mar 29, 2017 0 COMMENTS
There is a rapid shift in enterprise plans for leveraging SD-WAN technology and solutions in 2017. We are seeing significant increases in the adoption and deployment of SD-WAN solutions ...
The Time is Now for an Application-Driven WAN Edge Powered by the Latest in Silver Peak SD-WAN Innovation
/ Mar 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS
While much of the market is focused on the promise of an SD-WAN to lower connectivity costs, I believe SD-WAN, when done right, can offer significant incremental value beyond the ...
Why Managed Service Providers Cannot Ignore the SD-WAN Opportunity
/ Mar 20, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has created a lot of buzz in the WAN space in the last couple of years. An SD-WAN utilizes intelligent, application-aware software to route ...
What to Look For in Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Mar 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In my last blog entry I pointed out that 2017 will be an important year in terms of the adoption of SD-WANs. In that post I discussed some of the technical characteristics of SD-WAN ...
SD-WANs Will Sail Right Past The “Trough of Disillusionment”
/ Feb 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is certainly the most iconic graphic ever created by an industry analyst firm. Second on that list is the Gartner Hype Cycle. Personally, I find the naming ...
Network Engineers – Don’t Let Manual Processes Be Your Kobayashi Maru
/ Feb 7, 2017 0 COMMENTS
At the start of the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Lt. Saavik took a test known as the Kobayashi Maru.  The test was actually a trap to see how someone would handle a “no-win ...
Leverage The Managed SD-WAN Services Business Opportunity with a High-Performance Solution
/ Jan 26, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In 2017, service providers face a rapidly changing landscape in market trends, affecting managed services for wide area networks (WANs). Consequently, new software defined WAN (SD-WAN) ...