Cloud-ready WAN
Which Way to the Cloud-Ready WAN?
/ Nov 20, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The movement to cloud-based services is well underway—over 50% of CRM applications ...
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It’s Time To Stop The ‘WANSanity’
/ Nov 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS
One of the quotes that Albert Einstein is credited with is: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If that is indeed ...
Road to 2016
Is 2016 the year of the SD-WAN?
/ Nov 9, 2015 0 COMMENTS
A year ago we seldom if ever heard the phrase software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). Now we are continually inundated by articles that discuss SD-WANs and their value proposition. While it is ...
Join the #SDWANchat Twitter Discussion!
/ Nov 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS
ONUG’s Fall conference kicked off Tuesday in New York City, and we’ve invited industry expert  Zeus Kerravala to join us Nov 10th on Twitter to discuss and wrap-up some of ...
Multi-Vendor SD-WAN Interoperability Demo at ONUG
/ Nov 3, 2015 0 COMMENTS
As SD-WAN interest and adoption continues to grow, IT organizations want to know more about the interoperability options as part of building out an SD-WAN ecosystem. This week at the ...
Hardware Savings
To Maximize The Value Of SD-WAN, Look Past Hardware Savings
/ Oct 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS
I moderated a workshop on the topic of software defined WANs (SD-WAN) last month and I’m continually baffled that the focus of software-defined networking remains on the hardware for so ...
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What’s Up with the ONF?
/ Sep 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is the organization that is most closely associated with the development and standardization of SDN. As of September 2015, the ONF had over 140 ...
network map
So Which Is It: NFV or NSV?
/ Sep 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Because I am sensitive to the fact that I am a recovering academic I am hesitant to get drawn into any “How many angels can dance on the head of a needle”-type discussions. Recently, ...
Network Map
Verizon Jumps On The SD-WAN Bandwagon
/ Sep 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In June I posted a blog urging the incumbent telcos to accept the fact that the era of SD-WANs is here and to embrace it instead of fearing it. The topics of SD-WAN and broadband WAN ...
Network Map
Best Practices for Network Change Management
/ Sep 9, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Evolving the network to a next-generation architecture is all the rage now. A digital business needs an agile, dynamic network to use as a foundation for innovation, so the network must ...
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Caching remains SD-WAN’s “Ugly Stepchild”
/ Jul 28, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The topic of the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is certainly a hot one today. Almost every engineer I talk to is, at least, in the investigating phase of the evolution to an SD-WAN. ...