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Does the Enterprise Need a Hybrid WAN?

SD-WANs are reinvigorating the WAN landscape.  The focus is shifting away from businesses layering additional services, like WAN Optimization, on top of their older, high-cost MPLS to adding multiple and disparate types of WAN links that are more robust at a lower cost. Enterprises are adopting this new Hybrid WAN strategy in order to keep […]

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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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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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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 Longer Works for the Enterprise MPLS used to be a great product before the enterprise truly globalized and […]

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5 Questions MPLS Providers Hope You Won’t Ask

For 20 years, MPLS has been the enterprise answer to providing the organization with stable and reliable connectivity. Today, MPLS providers still serve a $30 billion+ market. However, though a lot has changed with the enterprise WAN over the past two decades, it seems not much has changed with MPLS. MPLS was designed to provide […]

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McKinsey CIO Survey Highlights Cloud Adoption Changing the Enterprise WAN

According to a recent survey from McKinsey & Company, CIOs and IT Executives from a variety of industries are now moving more of their IT workloads to cloud services. For legacy networks and edge-device providers who still think third-party cloud services are a passing fad, the writing is on the wall. Here are a few […]

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Is it Time for a WAN Reset? Gartner Looks at SD-WAN: The Future of Enterprise Networks

“The WAN is a mess!” proclaimed Gartner Analyst, Andrew Lerner, during their recent Data Center Infrastructure and Operations conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lerner was the host of two major sessions focused on the network at the conference: The Enterprise Network Scenario and SD-WAN: Smoke and Mirrors. The Complex State of Many WANs According […]

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How the WAN Is Changing in the Age of As-A-Service: A Webinar Recap

“We’re witnessing the fastest transformation of the WAN ever seen,” said Dave Nuti, VP of Americas for Aryaka. Dave and John Burke, Principal Research Analyst & CIO at Nemertes Research, co-hosted a highly informative webinar on the need for IT executives to consider new alternatives to network deployment in order to keep up with today’s […]

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Gartner and Aryaka Vision Beyond WAN Optimization

Gartner released their 2016 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization, and not only was Aryaka recognized as a Visionary in the space, we also had the greatest year-over-year improvement in the position. See our progress below. We are thrilled with our upward trajectory. Most Movement in the Visionary Quadrant Gartner’s prestigious recognition of Aryaka in its […]

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Without reliable networks, the IoT ain’t gonna work

It used to be considered cool if you owned one of those cell phones the size of a VHS cartridge. The savvy and successful loved to brandish their new flip phones, snapping it open and closed with a flourish. In a very short timeframe, we have moved from owning cumbersome personal computers and landline phones, […]

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