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SD-WAN: What’s in a Number?
/ Jun 28, 2016
There’s been a lot of numbers passed around when it comes to software-defined wide ...
Leaders with a Vision
/ May 23, 2016
Arguably the most influential documents in IT are the revered Magic Quadrants from Gartner. Vendors and end-users alike await the publication of the various MQs to see who are the ...
Maintaining VLAN Business Intent Across the WAN
/ Dec 21, 2015
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 ...
Is Hybrid WAN an Unnecessary Step to a Broadband WAN?
/ Dec 2, 2015
A few weeks ago I presented on the state of Software-Defined Networks (SDN) at this years Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference. During the section on SD-WAN I made a comment ...
It’s Time To Stop The ‘WANSanity’
/ Nov 17, 2015
One of the quotes that Albert Einstein is credited with is: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If that is indeed ...
Caching remains SD-WAN’s “Ugly Stepchild”
/ Jul 28, 2015
The topic of the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is certainly a hot one today. Almost every engineer I talk to is, at least, in the investigating phase of the evolution to an SD-WAN. ...
The Rise of cPaaS Portends More WAN Problems
/ Jul 24, 2015
When it comes to the cloud, there is certainly no shortage of different types. Usually when people think of “the cloud” they either think of CRM type applications, like Salesforce.com, ...
How Do I Build A Business Case for a WAN Upgrade?
/ Jun 23, 2015
In a previous blog I described a framework that can be used to build a business case to justify a WAN upgrade. A framework is important but having a framework still leaves open a ...
It’s Time to Simplify Security
/ May 5, 2015
The annual RSA security show was recently held in San Francisco. RSA is always a great show and it’s a chance to go see the latest and greatest in the ever-changing, fast-moving world ...
CRN Awards 5-Star Rating for WAN Technology Leadership
/ Apr 22, 2015
As the demands for the wide area network evolve and the movement toward building software-defined WANs (SD-WAN) accelerates, Silver Peak has been focused on addressing the dynamic and ...
How Do I Build A Framework To Justify Upgrading The WAN?
/ Apr 20, 2015
As described in previous blogs, there is a large and growing set of technologies that can be used to implement a next generation of enterprise WAN. However, no enterprise implements ...
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