The Surprising State of the WAN

Posted on May 25, 2017 By Jason Bloomberg

Company research reports typically depend upon surveys of preselected customers (rather than random respondents) and lack any basis on real traffic analysis, thus making their results suspect. So when a research report is based on objective hard[...]
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89% of Organizations Report Network Disruption: Here’s How to Stop It

Posted on May 23, 2017 By Shilpa Swamy

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[...]
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Buyer Beware: The Pain of DIY SD-WAN

Posted on May 18, 2017 By John Burke

One of the key appeals of SD-WAN is that it can take a pool of disparate connections from different vendors and make them act like a big, high-quality link. Using multiple connectivity vendors is optional, but it’s[...]
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Is WAN Traffic Growth the New Moore’s Law?

Posted on May 17, 2017 By Shilpa Swamy

Percentage Growth in Global WAN Traffic: 2015-2016 Moore’s Law has dominated thinking in Silicon Valley for more than fifty years. It suggests that computer processing power would double every two years. And while some technology analysts claim[...]
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How Aryaka Gained Better Customer Satisfaction Over Telco Giants

Posted on May 9, 2017 By Vidyaranya Maddi

What makes a great company? As author Jerry Fritz claims, it can’t be a great product or lower prices. Those two can be easily duplicated. What makes the most acclaimed companies stand out from the crowd is[...]
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Why Global Enterprises Need a Global SD-WAN…but Don’t Need MPLS

Posted on May 3, 2017 By John Burke

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[...]
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3 Simple Ways for Choosing the Right MPLS Alternative

Posted on April 26, 2017 By Gary Sevounts

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[...]
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Posted on April 19, 2017 By Stefanie Ryan

Each year, the channel community comes together for the annual Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. It’s an event joined by agents, VARs, MSPs, integrators, and service providers from all over the country. The greatest[...]
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Why the Enterprise WAN Needs Disruption

Posted on April 11, 2017 By Nate Grinnell

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[...]
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Global Application Performance is within Reach: A Tale of Three Successful Enterprises

Posted on March 22, 2017 By David Nuti

Today’s corporate networks look like a bowl of spaghetti. They’re made up of headquarters, branch offices, private datacenters, cloud platforms, SaaS apps, centrally hosted applications, multiple MPLS providers, and appliances. These constructs are complicated to say the[...]
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Why Not All Enterprise WANs Are Created Equal

Posted on March 17, 2017 By David Nuti

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[...]
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Why MPLS and Cloud Applications Don’t Mix

Posted on March 15, 2017 By Gary Sevounts

If you’re in charge of delivering and maintaining a global WAN, then you know the headache that this chart can induce. Why? Because legacy WAN connectivity approaches like MPLS do not address performance challenges for cloud and[...]
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