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SD-WAN Can Make Disaster Recovery Planning Easier
/ Sep 22, 2016 0 COMMENTS
Disaster recovery is certainly an interesting topic. Prior to my analyst days, I ...
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SD-WAN: What’s in a Number?
/ Jun 28, 2016 0 COMMENTS
There’s been a lot of numbers passed around when it comes to software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). IDC predicts the market will reach $6 billion by 2020. Gartner suggests 30 ...
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Leaders with a Vision
/ May 23, 2016 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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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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Is Hybrid WAN an Unnecessary Step to a Broadband WAN?
/ Dec 2, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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It’s Time To Stop The ‘WANSanity’
/ Nov 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
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Caching remains SD-WAN’s “Ugly Stepchild”
/ Jul 28, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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. ...
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The Rise of cPaaS Portends More WAN Problems
/ Jul 24, 2015 0 COMMENTS
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, ...
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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 case to justify a WAN upgrade. A framework is important but having a framework still leaves open a ...
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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 ...