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3 Simple Ways for Choosing the Right MPLS Alternative
In our cloud-enabled world, MPLS is on the way out – but it’s dying a slow death. Legacy networks have not been made completely obsolete, but as more organizations attempt to access resources in the cloud or[...]
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How Big is the SD-WAN Market, Really? (And Why Does It Matter?)
How big is the SD-WAN market, really? It depends on whom you ask: According to Gartner, by 2020, SD-WAN will be a $1.1 billion market. But P&S Market Research throws cautious predictions to the wind, suggesting that[...]
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SD-WAN: THE #1 TOPIC AT CHANNEL PARTNERS LAS VEGAS
Each year, the channel community comes together for the annual Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. It’s an event joined by agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators, and service providers from all over the country. The greatest[...]
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Why the Enterprise WAN Needs Disruption
Global enterprises can no longer depend on legacy networks like MPLS to achieve the same results that they saw even five years ago. Cloud platforms and SaaS applications are becoming standard for the enterprise, which is leaving[...]
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Are we witnessing the death of MPLS?
Back in 2013, when Gartner analysts wrote a research document titled “Is MPLS dead?,” I was excited to see validation of something I saw coming for a while: the continuing migration of mission-critical applications from the corporate data[...]
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3 Reasons to Blame Your Network for Slow Office 365
I stumbled across a webpage the other day that perfectly captures the frustration knowledge workers experience as productivity applications move to the cloud: “Best practices for using Office 365 on a slow network.” Poor Office 365 performance[...]
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Global Application Performance is within Reach: A Tale of Three Successful Enterprises
Today’s corporate networks look like a bowl of spaghetti. They’re made up of headquarters, branch offices, private datacenters, cloud platforms, SaaS apps, centrally hosted applications, multiple MPLS providers, and appliances. These constructs are complicated to say the[...]
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Why Not All Enterprise WANs Are Created Equal
Recently, we joined an episode of the Packet Pushers podcast (listen here), and it brought up an interesting discussion on the transition of the enterprise WAN from MPLS to software-defined WANs – and beyond. Why MPLS No[...]
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Why MPLS and Cloud Applications Don’t Mix
If you’re in charge of delivering and maintaining a global WAN, then you know the headache that this chart can induce. Why? Because legacy WAN connectivity approaches like MPLS do not address performance challenges for cloud and[...]
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What if You Could Software-Define MPLS?
What if your MPLS could: Be deployed in hours or days through one single provider? Provide seamless access to cloud and SaaS applications, along with private connectivity to the branch office or data center? Include WAN Optimization[...]
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3 Reasons to consider ARYAKA’s SmartCDN for your Global business
The Content Delivery Network (CDN) market continues to evolve as new technologies and startups force change upon the landscape, and it seems there is no end in sight to the disruptions. Startups are introducing new ways of[...]
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4 Insights on MPLS Alternatives CIOs Need to Know
What’s the best alternative to MPLS? Last week I co-hosted a webinar with Scott Raynovich, Principal Analyst at Futuriom Research, to answer this in full detail. It was great to be able to provide insights to a[...]
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