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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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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 connection to be provisioned. Instead, either initially or permanently, new locations can be brought up by using whatever […]

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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 connect remote and mobile users across disparate geographies, we’ll find that our networks become more and more difficult […]

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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 the capabilities and usefulness of MPLS to diminish. This is why master agents, VARs, technology consultants, and systems […]

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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 center to the cloud was eventually going to make the technology obsolete. MPLS adoption numbers worldwide have ranged […]

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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 is all too common these days. After all, we used to access Office programs over the WAN. Now, […]

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