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When It Comes To SD-WANs, WAN Optimization Should Be A No Brainer
/ Aug 14, 2017
As someone who has been following enterprise WAN architectures for decades, I find ...
SD-WAN Benefits: More than Eliminating MPLS
/ Aug 3, 2017
Most of the discussion to date on the benefit of SD-WANs has focused on how an SD-WAN enables a network organization to reduce or eliminate its spend on expensive MPLS circuits. That is ...
Application Availability is the Real Value of Active-Active Architectures
/ Jul 5, 2017
Software defined WANs (SD-WANs) have gained market momentum so quickly because their value proposition is multi-faceted. Some enterprises have looked to SD-WAN as a way to dramatically ...
5 Considerations When Evaluating a Managed SD-WAN Service Provider
/ Jun 29, 2017
SD-WAN is gaining tremendous traction among enterprises owing to the benefits it offers—cost savings from efficient use of low-cost Internet and wireless links, centralized control and ...
Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Jun 28, 2017
When SD-WAN first began capturing the media spotlight in 2015, many carriers initially viewed SD-WAN as a potential threat to their business. Fast forward two years and it’s become ...
The Thin Branch Should be Enabled by Elimination AND Consolidation of Appliances
/ Jun 12, 2017
The concept of the “thin branch” enabled by simplifying infrastructure has been around for as long as there have been branch offices. Branch offices are typically a microcosm of the ...
Key SD-WAN Solution Evaluation Criteria
/ Jun 8, 2017
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 ...
2017 Signals a Change for the Value Proposition of SD-WAN
/ May 23, 2017
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
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
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
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 ...
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