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SD-WAN + Internet: The New Corporate Network?

Think the public Internet is a good option for deploying business- and mission-critical applications? Read this post and then download our latest report for the facts. Business is moving to the cloud. Everything, from productivity applications, like Office365, to computing platforms like AWS and Azure, to business-critical SaaS applications like Salesforce and SAP Business ByDesign, […]

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Five Reasons Why Telcos Won’t Solve IoT Connectivity

By 2018, the Internet of Things (IoT) is projected to be an industry worth 470 billion dollars. The changes in networking needs for IoT will open multiple opportunities for both new and existing companies in the connectivity space. IoT services require flexible, stable, and efficient networks. As opportunities grow exponentially, so will the connectivity challenges. […]

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4 Reasons Why MPLS No Longer Serves Global Enterprises

Does the hub-and-spoke design of legacy WAN architecture adequately serve today’s global enterprises? We recently held a webinar with Andre Kindness, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Mark Baker, CIO of JAS Forwarding Worldwide to discuss reasons why MPLS no longer serves global enterprises (and offer solutions for what does). 1. The Internet isn’t Good […]

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Why You Need to Stop Buying MPLS Now

Every contract ends sometime, and it’s possible that one of your MPLS contracts is ending soon. Before you settle for spending another several months or years on a “good enough” legacy solution, consider phasing out your network for a better option. What’s Wrong with MPLS MPLS is a dated technology that was created for an […]

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Moving Beyond MPLS: A Global SD-WAN is the Future of the Digital-First Enterprise

“Organizations with digital-ready networks are realizing two to three times the revenue growth as compared to organizations whose digital initiatives are resting on legacy networks.” -Nikhil Batra, Senior Research Manager, AP Telecom Practice, IDC Asia/Pacific Every organization that has begun or plans to embark on a digital transformation journey needs to undergo a network transformation […]

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Is There a Tear in Your Network Fabric?

If the enterprise WAN is like a fabric, stitched together with hardware, software, and the human resources who maintain it, it’s possible that the advent of the cloud has created a large hole. Is there a tear in your network fabric? Missing Threads For years, the enterprise WAN was composed of interconnecting links and pipes, […]

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Top 3 Takeaways for Choosing an MPLS Alternative for Today’s Enterprise Applications

Today’s enterprise applications place huge demands on the wide area network (WAN), especially in terms of bandwidth and performance, and in addition to providing new challenges for cloud connectivity. This means there are new requirements for the enterprise WAN that must be met if you want to ensure the best performance for your mission- and […]

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Is it really true that “no one gets fired for buying AT&T?”

Not for long: a look at the disruptive forces upending the networking status quo – and why you won’t hear about those forces from the incumbent telecom providers: Collaboration is key to the success of any global business. With the uptick in outsourcing over the past few years, many large and mid-sized companies are setting […]

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MPLS: Massive, Painful Layoffs (in) Store?

What do the numbers 4000 and 1100 have to do with your enterprise WAN? Those are the number of layoffs taking place at British Telecom and Cisco. Along with a big layoff at Riverbed (a WAN Optimization company) just a few years ago, these layoffs are a sign of the turning tide against MPLS, which […]

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The Sunset of MPLS

Is MPLS sunsetting? The signs have, increasingly, been pointing to “yes.” Though this legacy technology was useful and groundbreaking in its time, evidence continues to mount that it can no longer serve the needs of today’s global enterprises. For example, at Aryaka, we recently released a report, looking at data from over 5000 locations in […]

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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 old. So when we at Aryaka talk about “disrupting” the enterprise WAN, we mean to say that we’re […]

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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 meat, not the bun – and Wendy’s was taking on the problem of customer satisfaction, not by bringing […]

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