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SD-WANs Solve the Internet Access Conundrum
/ Dec 1, 2016
Merriam-Webster defines the word “conundrum” as an “intricate and difficult ...
It’s OK For Network Managers To Give Up Their Security Blanket
/ Nov 8, 2016
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 ...
Service Providers Need To Embrace The Rise Of Managed SD-WAN
/ Oct 18, 2016
About a month ago I attended an analyst session with Michael Dell at VMWorld. During the event, Mr. Dell stated that he learned many years ago that when things are good for businesses, ...
SD-WAN Can Make Network Management Impactful To The Business
/ Oct 10, 2016
Navigating By The Dashboard Lights Every network operations center I have been in always has a big dashboard in the middle with a bunch of red and green lights. Sometimes it’s a simple ...
Don’t Just Monitor Your Applications – Control Them!
/ Oct 10, 2016
How’s Your Productivity? Businesses spend billions of dollars annually on initiatives to make workers more productive. In fact, ZK Research found that in 2015, organizations spent ...
Reducing WAN Complexity with SD-WAN Segmentation
/ Oct 4, 2016
There are a lot of reasons why IT is so excited about SD-WAN solutions these days. Of course, the potential cost savings of being able to leverage broadband internet connections ...
SD-WAN Makes An Excellent Segmentation Tool
/ Sep 27, 2016
The topic of segmentation is currently red hot. Different vendors are using various terms such as micro, hyper and nano-segmentation. Whatever the name, the goal is the same: to ...
SD-WAN Can Make Disaster Recovery Planning Easier
/ Sep 22, 2016
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
/ Aug 5, 2016
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, ...
Standardization Is The Key To SD-WAN Success
/ Jul 11, 2016
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 ...
Prepping for Software Defined WANs
/ Mar 15, 2016
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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