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ExpressRoute [Alone] is not the Silver Lining
The uptake in cloud services by South African enterprises – driven most recently by the aggressive adoption of Microsoft Office 365 and Azure – has created a new set of network challenges. The success of Cloud has[...]
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Aryaka CEO Matt Carter reflects on 2020; Looks forward to 2021
Aryaka CEO Matt Carter reflects on 2020; Looks forward to 2021
[Aryaka] How would you characterize 2020 for you personally and for the company? [Matt Carter] On one hand, it was the best of times and on the other, the worst. As a company, Aryaka witnessed tremendous growth[...]
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Why Cloud Networking Solutions from Traditional CDN Vendors Won’t Work
EVP, StreamingMedia.com and Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, Dan Rayburn, in his recent blog, talked about how traditional CDN vendors are looking at the larger WAN market, and are introducing cloud networking solutions for global businesses. Dan[...]
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Managing Global Networks is No Fairy Tale
Maybe you’ve never associated the IT problems of network managers with Cinderella’s, but having to chase and resolve endless latency and packet loss concerns on the global WAN really keeps the tech folks locked away. They aren’t[...]
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What AVANT has to say about WAN as-a-Service
Our friends at AVANT, the nation’s premier distributor of next generation technologies in communications and IT infrastructure, recently published a blog post that reveals the benefits of WAN delivered as a service. They talk about how today’s[...]
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Dissecting Cloud Security Strategies – IT Conference | Blog
After spending more than 20 years in the IT and cloud security industry, I have joined Aryaka Networks, a company headquartered in Silicon Valley that is revolutionizing the enterprise WAN space. I lead Aryaka’s Global Security and[...]
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The Zero-Compromise WAN Manifesto
In our global economy, enterprises rely on the WAN to conduct business with branch offices, overseas partners, suppliers, and more. When you do business overseas, you shouldn’t have to compromise between speed and performance on one hand,[...]
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Feeling like MPLS means More Pay Less Service? Consider this.
Here’s a quick quiz. Question 1: Is your company looking to globalize? Question 2: Are you moving your applications to the cloud? If you answered yes to either of these, you might reconsider the value of your[...]
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CXO Insights: Can your CDN handle a Cloud based Web Application?
Content Delivery Networks have been around for almost two decades now. And their primary goal has almost always been the same—to deliver web resources faster to global end users. In the 90s, websites used to be a collection of static images and text. The legacy CDNs[...]
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What Microsoft’s recent Earnings Release means for enterprise networking
In their recently published Earnings Release for FY15 Q4, Microsoft announced that their commercial cloud revenue grew by 88%. The growth was driven by Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online, and their commercial cloud business is[...]
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WANs sing the blues
They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad Lord and Wednesday’s worse, Thursday’s oh so sad…    I’m sure most IT administrators can relate to these[...]
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The State of the Global Enterprise WAN: Want to increase productivity? Lose the public Internet.
Rarely will you come across a CIO, IT Director, Network Architect, or Network Manager who does not complain about network problems, and most of their complaints, whether they know it or not, are actually about the middle[...]
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Winter is Coming
“Thousands of years ago, there came the long night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts; and women wept and felt the tears freeze on their[...]
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Are you losing prospects because your website is slow?
Picture this: One of your company’s potential customers types in your web address and hits enter. From that moment on, a timer starts ticking in his (or her) head. And it’s a short timer at that –[...]
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The State of the Global Enterprise WAN 2015: 5 Trends for CIOs and Network Managers to Watch
Last week, we released our State of the Enterprise WAN Report 2015. This year’s report investigates key factors impacting the evolution of the enterprise WAN, including the ongoing migration of applications to the cloud, the limitations of[...]
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The State of the Enterprise WAN 2015
Aryaka finds that the public Internet is not ready to support mission-critical enterprise traffic The State of the Enterprise WAN in 2015 is mixed. While certain components of the enterprise WAN are improving, other factors are actually[...]
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The antidote to vendor-lock: Shared Success
Most people do not trust sales professionals. In my line of business, we deal directly with CIOs, Network and IT Directors, and Application Managers. In my conversations with them, they express how suspicious they are of vendors that[...]
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WANnovation at Aryaka – Software Defined Networking and Virtualized Network Functions
In the past couple of years, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have taken the networking industry by storm, and every vendor and service provider wants to stake their claim in these emerging spaces.[...]
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How Telcos are Making Internet Congestion Worse
People like to compare the Internet to highway systems, and in many respects the comparison works. For instance, commuter highway traffic congestion is here to stay, and that’s probably true for Internet traffic, as well, but that’s[...]
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For my friends at Aryaka, this is for you
A seasoned blogger I’m not. This isn’t to say that I’m afraid to share my thoughts publicly. As you get older, you start to focus on the things that matter to you most. As a long-time “technologist,”[...]
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