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SD-WANs Will Sail Right Past The “Trough of Disillusionment”
/ Feb 16, 2017
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is certainly the most iconic graphic ever created by an ...
Network Engineers – Don’t Let Manual Processes Be Your Kobayashi Maru
/ Feb 7, 2017
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
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
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
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 ...
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017
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
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
/ Dec 1, 2016
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 ...
Does SD-WAN Mean the End of WAN Optimization?
/ Nov 16, 2016
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
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, ...
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