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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Embrace Managed SD-WAN
Service Providers Need To Embrace The Rise Of Managed SD-WAN
/ Oct 18, 2016 0 COMMENTS
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, ...
Network Management
SD-WAN Can Make Network Management Impactful To The Business
/ Oct 10, 2016 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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
Reducing WAN Complexity with SD-WAN Segmentation
/ Oct 4, 2016 0 COMMENTS
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 0 COMMENTS
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 ...