SD-WAN Makes An Excellent Segmentation Tool
/ Sep 27, 2016 0 COMMENTS
The topic of segmentation is currently red hot.  Different vendors are using ...
SD-WAN Can Make Disaster Recovery Planning Easier
/ Sep 22, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Disaster recovery is certainly an interesting topic. Prior to my analyst days, I was in corporate IT and was part of a number of disaster recovery (DR) teams. It’s my sense that most ...
With SD-WAN, Don't Forget Performance
With SD-WAN, Don’t Forget Performance
/ Aug 5, 2016 0 COMMENTS
The enterprise WAN has always been challenging to manage. It can be complicated, slow to reconfigure, lack security and many applications perform poorly over it. High service costs, ...
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Standardization Is The Key To SD-WAN Success
/ Jul 11, 2016 0 COMMENTS
When it comes to IT projects — be they WAN or any other domain — there’s a general rule of thumb that should be applied but often is not: if the solution is more complicated than the ...
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Prepping for Software Defined WANs
/ Mar 15, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) continues to pick up momentum as organizations look to evolve their networks to meet the demands of digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), and ...
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Every Business Should Do A Cloud Consumption Audit
/ Feb 3, 2016 0 COMMENTS
The topic of WAN transformation has been a hot topic over the past couple of years. In fact, earlier this year, Mark Haranas, the fine reporter with CRN, recently authored an article ...
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One, Two, Five — no, Three! — SD-WAN Demos for #NFD11
/ Jan 28, 2016 0 COMMENTS
On January 21st, the entourage of delegates for Networking Field Day 11 descended on Silver Peak headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. Eleven delegates, representing a cross section of the ...
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What’s Inhibiting SD-WAN Adoption?
/ Jan 18, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Everybody in IT is aware of the hype cycle that surrounds the introduction of new technologies and architectures such as a Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). There are two key factors that ...
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Resolutions For Today’s Network Managers
/ Jan 12, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Happy New Year to WANSpeak readers! By now, I’m sure many of us have made a start on our annual resolutions. I’m sure Donald Trump has made a resolution to antagonize even more of the ...
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A 12-Step Program to Break Your Routing Addiction
/ Jan 7, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Are you addicted to routing protocols? Do you use BGP more than you should? Enterprise Wide Area Networks (WANs) are in the beginning phases of a significant design shift. For years, ...
What are the Benefits & Drivers of SD-WAN Adoption?
/ Jan 5, 2016 0 COMMENTS
There is a tendency in our industry to associate emerging technologies such as Software Defined WANs (SD-WANs) with a very broad, and often unrealistic set of benefits. This tendency ...