Why Managed Service Providers Cannot Ignore the SD-WAN Opportunity
/ Mar 20, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) has created a lot of buzz in the WAN ...
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 ...
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
What Clark Griswold and SD-WAN Have in Common
/ Dec 16, 2016 0 COMMENTS
There is one movie I remember watching with my family during the holidays: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. For those who haven’t seen the movie, it stars Chevy Chase as Clark ...
Network Engineers Should Leverage SD-WANs To Keep Their Skill Set Current
/ Dec 14, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Earlier this week I wrote this post on the reasons why it is important for network managers to embrace automation. My argument revolved around the fact that network changes can be made ...
Network Managers Must Embrace Automation, Not Fear It
/ Dec 12, 2016 1 COMMENTS
When discussing the value of an SD-WAN, many points enter the discussion. Cost comes up as SD-WANs are certainly cheaper. Delivering a better and more predictable user experience is ...
SD-WANs Solve the Internet Access Conundrum
SD-WANs Solve the Internet Access Conundrum
/ Dec 1, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Merriam-Webster defines the word “conundrum” as an “intricate and difficult problem”. This word can most certainly be used in a business context to describe the challenges associated ...
End of WAN Optimization
Does SD-WAN Mean the End of WAN Optimization?
/ Nov 16, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Over the last 18 months one of the hottest topics in IT has been software defined WANs (SD-WANs). One of the advantages of SD-WANs is that they enable companies to leverage relatively ...
It’s OK For Network Managers To Give Up Their Security Blanket
/ Nov 8, 2016 0 COMMENTS
In the popular comic strip Peanuts, Linus was always seen carrying his blanket.  Clearly, the blanket gave the young lad a sense of comfort and security even in the face of his sister ...