Service Providers Drive New Managed SD-WAN Services
/ Jun 28, 2017 0 COMMENTS
When SD-WAN first began capturing the media spotlight in 2015, many carriers ...
The Thin Branch Should be Enabled by Elimination AND Consolidation of Appliances
/ Jun 12, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The concept of the “thin branch” enabled by simplifying infrastructure has been around for as long as there have been branch offices. Branch offices are typically a microcosm of the ...
Key SD-WAN Solution Evaluation Criteria
/ Jun 8, 2017 0 COMMENTS
On June 3, 2017, Andrew Lerner, vice president of research for enterprise networking at Gartner published a new blog: SD-WAN is going Mainstream. In this blog, Andrew offered two key ...
Selecting the Right Managed SD-WAN Service Provider
/ Jun 2, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
SD-WAN: What a Difference a Year Makes
/ May 30, 2017 0 COMMENTS
SD-WAN is taking off. A year ago we announced 100 paying, deployed EdgeConnect SD-WAN customers. Earlier this month, we announced our 400th customer deployment, representing a ...
2017 Signals a Change for the Value Proposition of SD-WAN
/ May 23, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 ...
What is Driving Enterprise Interest in Managed SD-WAN Services?
/ May 11, 2017 0 COMMENTS
In my previous blog post, I described the trends that are driving continued growth in the SD-WAN market, and the potential it presents to managed service providers. In this blog, I ...
SD-WAN is the “Killer App” for NFV Services
/ May 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 Can an SD-WAN Solution Improve Network Performance?
/ May 3, 2017 0 COMMENTS
The 2016 State of the WAN report contained the results of a survey in which the respondents were asked to indicate the factors that were having the biggest impact on their WAN. Given ...
Machine Learning
What is Machine Learning and Why Should You Care?
/ May 1, 2017 0 COMMENTS
A recent article identified what Gartner considers to be the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017, one of which is machine learning. Per that article, machine learning has ...
How Close Are We To The Self-Driving WAN?
/ Apr 24, 2017 0 COMMENTS
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 ...