2017 Signals a Change for the Value Proposition of SD-WAN
/ May 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS
SD-WANs have garnered a tremendous amount of interest from companies both large and ...
SD-WAN is the “Killer App” for NFV Services
/ May 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 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 the Self-Driving WAN. Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to the WAN might seem ...
Regional Hubs
SD-WAN Makes Regional Hubs A Reality
/ Apr 19, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When it comes to WAN architecture, there has been a debate that has raged on for decades.  Hub-and-spoke or fully distributed mesh, which is better?  Hub-and-spoke networks are ...
SD-WAN to the Power of Three
SD-WAN to the Power of Three: Enabling a New Generation of WAN, Cloud Connectivity & IoT Managed Services
/ Apr 17, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When you’re in the midst of a seismic industry shift, we, in the tech world, get caught up in a “how we do it” mentality. What’s sometimes lost in translation is the value to customers ...
SD-WANs Are Necessary For Success With The Internet of Things
/ Apr 6, 2017 0 COMMENTS
It’s my belief that we will look back at 2017 as a tipping point for the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has certainly been something that most business and IT leaders talk about, but to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...