The Sunset of MPLS

Posted on June 2, 2017 By Gary Sevounts

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[...]
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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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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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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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What if You Could Software-Define MPLS?

Posted on March 9, 2017 By Ashwath Nagaraj

What if your MPLS could: Be deployed in hours or days through one single provider? Provide seamless access to cloud and SaaS applications, along with private connectivity to the branch office or data center? Include WAN Optimization[...]
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4 Insights on MPLS Alternatives CIOs Need to Know

Posted on March 2, 2017 By David Nuti

What’s the best alternative to MPLS? Last week I co-hosted a webinar with Scott Raynovich, Principal Analyst at Futuriom Research, to answer this in full detail. It was great to be able to provide insights to a[...]
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