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How service level agreements can ensure real uptime

How service level agreements can ensure real uptime

Posted on December 3, 2020 By Ashwath Nagaraj

Large telcos and networking vendors have long used service level agreements (SLAs) to overpromise and underdeliver, leaving customers with serious service issues and substandard connectivity. Vendors are, of course, obliged to fulfil any agreement they make with[...]
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Why is Managed SD WAN a Better Approach than Build Your Own SD WAN?

Why is Managed SD WAN a Better Approach than Build Your Own SD WAN?

Posted on November 28, 2020 By Syed Ghayur

If your company is beginning to embark on a digital transformation journey, ultimately, you’ll have to confront the question of how to modernize the Wide Area Network (WAN) and ensure it is up to the task of[...]
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The Slow Death of MPLS

Posted on November 26, 2020 By Scott Raynovich

Sometimes, I feel sad for technologies. When they first emerge they are exciting, new, and innovative. But eventually every technology, no matter what problem it was initially created to solve, will be surpassed by something better. Such[...]
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What are the key differentiators between traditional telecom network solutions and cloud-first WAN?

What are the key differentiators between traditional telecom network solutions and cloud-first WAN?

Posted on November 26, 2020 By Shashi Kiran

What are the key differentiators between traditional telecom network solutions and cloud-first WAN? Traditional networks were not built for rapid change and were meant primarily for static environments. Traditional WAN solutions with MPLS brought in predictable network[...]
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MPLS Alternatives & MPLS Replacement That Meet Enterprise WAN needs

MPLS Alternatives & MPLS Replacement That Meet Enterprise WAN needs

Posted on November 24, 2020 By Patrick Chen

MPLS is entering its sunset, and yet telcos aren’t ready to let you go. Rather than see you invest a few more years in a legacy technology that needs to be retrofitted with WAN Optimization, SD-WAN, and[...]
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IT Leaders: Does Your Organization Need SD-WAN?

Posted on November 24, 2020 By Robert Meyer

Our last post covered what a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) is and what the market for them looks like moving forward. That leaves two big questions for you as an IT leader — “Is SD-WAN right for[...]
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What CIOs Can Do To Plan For The Post-Pandemic Workplace

What CIOs Can Do To Plan For The Post-Pandemic Workplace

Posted on November 24, 2020 By Shashi Kiran

It is often said that work is not a place you go to but what you do. The pandemic has put a spotlight on all forms of work that can be done from anywhere other than the[...]
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What’s Driving SD-WAN Migration for Global Enterprises

What’s Driving SD-WAN Migration for Global Enterprises

Posted on November 23, 2020 By Ian McEwan

Legacy WANs are unfit for the digital era. The public Internet continues to be plagued by congestion and reliability problems caused by exponential traffic growth, bandwidth-intensive applications, and expanding network complexities. MPLS was designed before the cloud[...]
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Five Key Considerations When Using SD-WAN to Accelerate Office 365

Five Key Considerations When Using SD-WAN to Accelerate Office 365

Posted on November 22, 2020 By Ashwath Nagaraj

Enterprises migrating to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-based offerings are learning the hard way that application performance varies wildly when end users are dispersed around the globe. Microsoft reports that more than 50% of its commercial Office customers[...]
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6 Tips for Choosing a Content Delivery Network

6 Tips for Choosing a Content Delivery Network

Posted on November 20, 2020 By Ron Hamlett

How many times have you heard that content is king? If you’re in the content creation business, probably more times than you care to remember. But if you can’t get your content to your audience in a[...]
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Key Considerations for Enterprise Connectivity

Posted on November 18, 2020 By Shilpa Swamy

If you’ve been in IT for a while, you probably remember the days when your data and applications were housed in a data center that was close to the employees who used it. Those were the good[...]
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Demystifying NFV: Do We Know What We Have?

Demystifying NFV: Do We Know What We Have?

Posted on November 18, 2020 By Nishant Singh

Have you ever had a chance to peek into a mountain climber’s backpack? You will find a whole gamut of gear ranging from carabiners and quickdraws, ropes, helmets, harnesses, nut tools, belay, and other protection devices. We’re[...]
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