How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
/ Apr 24, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In my last few blogs I’ve talked about the journey from the Software Defined WAN to ...
Five New Rules For The WAN In The Digital Era
/ Feb 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS
It’s safe to say that no one likes change. It makes us uncomfortable and puts us in positions that we are not familiar with. This is certainly true in our personal lives, but it’s also ...
“Can You Hear Me Now?” — SD-WAN for Reliable Voice Services
/ Feb 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS
If you’ve been doing Wide Area Networking (WAN) for as long as I have you know that Voice is perhaps the least-forgiving application as it relates to outages. For example, say you have ...
SD-WANs Will Sail Right Past The “Trough of Disillusionment”
/ Feb 16, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
CEO Blog Series – Automating Business Intent with SD-WAN
Automating Business Intent with an SD-WAN
/ Feb 15, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
SD-WAN Criteria
Managed SD-WAN Evaluation Criteria
/ Jan 19, 2017 1 COMMENTS
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 1 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...