When It Comes To SD-WANs, WAN Optimization Should Be A No Brainer
/ Aug 14, 2017 0 COMMENTS
As someone who has been following enterprise WAN architectures for decades, I find ...
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The Sky Still Hasn’t Fallen — Further Thoughts On IPv6
/ Mar 4, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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Internet Connections Can Be Used For More Than Best Effort Traffic
/ Feb 27, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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SD-WAN To The Rescue
/ Feb 16, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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Net Neutrality: Don’t Bet Your Business Against It
/ Feb 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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. ...
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Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Nick Buraglio
/ Feb 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 2 COMMENTS
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 ...
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MPLS or SD-WAN: A Systems Engineering Analysis
/ Feb 2, 2015 3 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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Operational Challenges Continue To Plague Legacy WANs
/ Jan 14, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...