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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 ...
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 ...
What is Machine Learning and Why Should You Care?
/ May 1, 2017
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 ...
How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
/ Apr 24, 2017
In my last few blogs I’ve talked about the journey from the Software Defined WAN to the Self-Driving WAN. Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to the WAN might seem ...
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