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Why Managed Service Providers Cannot Ignore the SD-WAN Opportunity
/ Mar 20, 2017
Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has created a lot of buzz in the WAN ...
Evolving from SD-WAN to SD-WAN Edge Solutions
/ Mar 6, 2017
The Next Generation of WAN Solutions Over the last 18 months there has been a large amount written about Software-Defined WANs (SD-WANs). The vast majority of what has been written has ...
What to Look For in Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Mar 2, 2017
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 ...
Five New Rules For The WAN In The Digital Era
/ Feb 28, 2017
It’s safe to say that no one likes change. It makes us uncomfortable and puts us in positions that we are not familiar with. This is certainly true in our personal lives, but it’s also ...
“Can You Hear Me Now?” — SD-WAN for Reliable Voice Services
/ Feb 23, 2017
If you’ve been doing Wide Area Networking (WAN) for as long as I have you know that Voice is perhaps the least-forgiving application as it relates to outages. For example, say you have ...
SD-WANs Will Sail Right Past The “Trough of Disillusionment”
/ Feb 16, 2017
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 ...
Automating Business Intent with an SD-WAN
/ Feb 15, 2017
I love to drink a latte (or three) in the morning. To get it, I rely on a “super-automatic” espresso machine. Just a single button press, and all the grinding, dosing, tamping, ...
Network Engineers – Don’t Let Manual Processes Be Your Kobayashi Maru
/ Feb 7, 2017
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
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) ...
Another New Year’s Resolution for Network Managers: I Will Embrace Virtual Network Functions
/ Jan 24, 2017
In my blog near the beginning of the year, I urged network managers to make a resolution to not stick with the status quo when it comes to evaluating and selecting an SD-WAN solution ...
Managed SD-WAN Evaluation Criteria
/ Jan 19, 2017
In my last post I focused on how managed SD-WAN service providers can help large, distributed organizations with the complexity of managing dozens of relationships with various ...
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