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The Surprising State of the WAN
Company research reports typically depend upon surveys of preselected customers (rather than random respondents) and lack any basis on real traffic analysis, thus making their results suspect. So when a research report is based on objective hard[...]
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89% of Organizations Report Network Disruption: Here’s How to Stop It
In Silicon Valley, a disruption is a cause for celebration – to “disrupt” technology is to completely change the model for the way things get done and make the new way more efficient and effective than the[...]
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Buyer Beware: The Pain of DIY SD-WAN
One of the key appeals of SD-WAN is that it can take a pool of disparate connections from different vendors and make them act like a big, high-quality link. Using multiple connectivity vendors is optional, but it’s[...]
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Is WAN Traffic Growth the New Moore’s Law?
Percentage Growth in Global WAN Traffic: 2015-2016 Moore’s Law has dominated thinking in Silicon Valley for more than fifty years. It suggests that computer processing power would double every two years. And while some technology analysts claim[...]
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How Aryaka Gained 81 Percent Better Customer Satisfaction Over Telco Giants
What makes a great company? As author Jerry Fritz claims, it can’t be a great product or lower prices. Those two can be easily duplicated. What makes the most acclaimed companies stand out from the crowd is[...]
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Cisco + Viptela: Where is the WAN?
Where’s the Beef? In the era where hamburgers were all about the bun and very little about meat, Wendy’s ran a memorable campaign called, “Where’s the Beef?” The point? The real benefit of the hamburger is the[...]
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Why Global Enterprises Need a Global SD-WAN…but Don’t Need MPLS
SD-WANs can simplify life for a global IT organization, making it easier to spin up new branches anywhere in the world and securely deliver a consistent set of WAN and IT services without waiting for an MPLS[...]
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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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