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How Do I Build A Business Case for a WAN Upgrade?
/ Jun 23, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In a previous blog I described a framework that can be used to build a business ...
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It’s Time to Simplify Security
/ May 5, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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CRN Awards 5-Star Rating for WAN Technology Leadership
/ Apr 22, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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How Do I Build A Framework To Justify Upgrading The WAN?
/ Apr 20, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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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How Do You Choose Which WAN Vendors To Talk To?
/ Apr 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS
If you’re thinking of updating your WAN I have good news and bad news. The good news is that there is a wide range of new functionality being introduced into the market that can ...
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The Software-Defined Social Network — Facebook’s High-Capacity WAN
/ Apr 8, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Facebook’s datacenters at the edge of the Arctic Circle in Lulea, Sweden need to have sufficient connectivity to provide performance, now and in the future, for all the activities ...
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How Do You Pull Together a WAN Project Team?
/ Apr 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS
There is absolutely no doubt that it has been a very long time since there were any fundamental changes to enterprise WAN design. There is also no doubt that there is a broad breadth of ...
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Why SD-WAN Surfaces in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
/ Mar 20, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Highly-influential industry analyst firm, Gartner, has once again recognized Silver Peak as a “Leader” in its Magic Quadrant report for WAN optimization. See the new Gartner ...
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Your Network Needs Agility — Whatcha Gonna Do?
/ Mar 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Remember in the old World Wrestling Federation days when Mean Gene Okerlund would interview all of the wrestlers and each one would have their own tag line? Rick Flair’s was a simple ...
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What Is A Next-Generation WAN?
/ Mar 11, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In one of my last two blogs I discussed how a software defined WAN will automate the configuration of WAN edge routers and enable a WAN with multiple links to automatically reallocate ...
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How Should You Be Thinking About Your WAN?
/ Mar 2, 2015 0 COMMENTS
For a twenty year period that began in the mid-1980s the enterprise WAN went through a series of transitions, starting with Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) based on T1 access and then ...