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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 ...
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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 ...
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Maintaining VLAN Business Intent Across the WAN
/ Dec 21, 2015 0 COMMENTS
VLANs (Virtual LANs) are a staple of enterprise networking — administrators partition LAN traffic into separate subnetworks. Using VLANs, you keep real-time traffic separate from bulk ...
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Look To The Future With These 2016 Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
/ Dec 15, 2015 1 COMMENTS
As we reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, there are themes within the networking industry that will continue to gain momentum, while new trends will emerge. Last year, we predicted ...
Silver Peak Recognized in Gartner Market Guide for SD-WAN
/ Dec 10, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In Gartner’s newly published Market Guide for Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), the leading analyst firm predicts that by the end of 2019, 30% of enterprises will use SD-WAN products in ...
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Which Way to the Cloud-Ready WAN?
/ Nov 20, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The movement to cloud-based services is well underway—over 50% of CRM applications are already SaaS-based. Yet most corporate WANs are still built for the pre-cloud world, focusing ...