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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 ...
The Sky Still Hasn’t Fallen — Further Thoughts On IPv6
/ Mar 4, 2015
Just over a year ago, I wrote a piece on why IPv6 has not taken off. 12 months on, has much changed? To a greater extent, the urgency behind why IPv6 has to be adopted has grown – as ...
Internet Connections Can Be Used For More Than Best Effort Traffic
/ Feb 27, 2015
The topic of WAN transformation is certainly nothing new, but the shift to mobile and cloud computing is making the evolution of the WAN something businesses must make a priority. Prior ...
Why CEOs Should Care About Software-Defined Networks
/ Feb 20, 2015
The momentum around Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) continues to be as strong as ever. It’s hard for me to have a discussion with anyone in technology without the topic of ...
SD-WAN To The Rescue
/ Feb 16, 2015
Sofware-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) technologies are a hot topic right now in the networking world. Here we have a case of two extremes coming together. One extreme is the WAN, which has seen ...
Net Neutrality: Don’t Bet Your Business Against It
/ Feb 13, 2015
Net Neutrality: A Force To Be Reckoned With OTT (Over-the-Top) content (notably video) on the public Internet continues to tie up yet more of the public Internet capacity. ...
Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Nick Buraglio
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/ Feb 11, 2015
Who is he? Nick is a network engineer at the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (DoE). He’s part of the distributed team responsible for managing a ...
Wake Up Your Redundant WAN Link
/ Feb 5, 2015
Many enterprises I speak with are looking to leverage low-cost, Internet lines for backup or even to offload traffic from more expensive MPLS connections. The Hybrid WAN, as this ...
MPLS or SD-WAN: A Systems Engineering Analysis
/ Feb 2, 2015
Southernitman, a self-identified IT manager on Reddit, recently posted his dilemma on choosing between MPLS or an SD-WAN solution, commonly referred to as WAN Virtualization. Here’s how ...
The Software-Defined WAN and WAN Optimization: Networking’s Dynamic Duo
/ Jan 19, 2015
Today’s WANs have become remarkably complex. What used to be relatively straightforward point-to-point links have multiplied, meshed, and hybridized, as well as gaining layers of ...
Operational Challenges Continue To Plague Legacy WANs
/ Jan 14, 2015
This site, like many others, has focused on the need to evolve the WAN. Much of the value proposition for the shift to a hybrid WAN is to improve application performance, which is often ...
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