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One VNF is Better than Four VNFs
/ Sep 6, 2017
Most service providers are continuing to invest significant capital and operational ...
When It Comes To SD-WANs, WAN Optimization Should Be A No Brainer
/ Aug 14, 2017
As someone who has been following enterprise WAN architectures for decades, I find their evolution fascinating, especially the number of new technologies that have been deployed in ...
Selecting the Right Managed SD-WAN Service Provider
/ Jun 2, 2017
Many of you are already aware that an SD-WAN enables distributed enterprises to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport ...
2017 Signals a Change for the Value Proposition of SD-WAN
/ May 23, 2017
SD-WANs have garnered a tremendous amount of interest from companies both large and small as they can significantly lower the costs and complexity of running a WAN. As businesses ...
SD-WAN is the “Killer App” for NFV Services
/ May 10, 2017
I’ve just returned from attending Layer123’s NFV World Congress 2017 in San Jose, an energetic and engaging 3-day conference with a focus on NFV technology, solutions and services. It ...
How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
/ Apr 24, 2017
In my last few blogs I’ve talked about the journey from the Software Defined WAN to the Self-Driving WAN. Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to the WAN might seem ...
SD-WAN Makes Regional Hubs A Reality
/ Apr 19, 2017
When it comes to WAN architecture, there has been a debate that has raged on for decades. Hub-and-spoke or fully distributed mesh, which is better? Hub-and-spoke networks are ...
SD-WAN to the Power of Three: Enabling a New Generation of WAN, Cloud Connectivity & IoT Managed Services
/ Apr 17, 2017
When you’re in the midst of a seismic industry shift, we, in the tech world, get caught up in a “how we do it” mentality. What’s sometimes lost in translation is the value to customers ...
SD-WANs Are Necessary For Success With The Internet of Things
/ Apr 6, 2017
It’s my belief that we will look back at 2017 as a tipping point for the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT has certainly been something that most business and IT leaders talk about, but to ...
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 industry analyst firm. Second on that list is the Gartner Hype Cycle. Personally, I find the naming ...
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 ...
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