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“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 ...
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 ...
Highly-Distributed Organizations Should Consider Managed SD-WAN To Accelerate Adoption
/ Jan 17, 2017
There is no company too small or large to take advantage of Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). The only requirement is the obvious one that the business be multi-site in nature and is ...
What will 2017 mean for SD-WANs?
/ Jan 16, 2017
In 2016 SD-WANs were the hottest topic in networking. That raises an obvious question that I will use the next two blogs to try to answer. That question is: What changes can we expect ...
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017
When I’m talking with customers, I hear about a lot of challenges their businesses experience with their legacy WANs. In particular, the network architects and administrators talk about ...
New Years Resolution For Network Managers: Don’t Get Fired For Sticking With The Status Quo
/ Jan 9, 2017
In IT circles we have all heard the popular expression “you never get fired for buying X” where X is your established incumbent vendor. In some ways the phrase excuses the complacent ...
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