40 Years of the Evolving Enterprise WAN – A Walk Down Memory Lane

Study the past if you would define the future. Confucius, Chinese Philosopher and Reformer So, what does the next-generation WAN look like? In an attempt to answer this question, I thought I’d look back in time, to see how the WAN has evolved so far. The evolution of the WAN has followed the evolution of […]

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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 effectively broken the Internet. A typical story starts with the pursuit of commercial benefits through a move to […]

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SD-WAN overlay vs underlay: Fixing the Distorted View of WAN
SD-WAN overlay vs underlay: Fixing the Distorted View of WAN

Wikipedia defines a Fata Morgana as “significantly distorting the object or objects on which they are based, often such that the object is completely unrecognizable.” – in other words, a mirage. Reading through this excellent article on future network architectures earlier today, I started thinking about what that means for enterprise networking. If you have […]

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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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Cisco + Viptela: WAN Optimization on Everyone’s Mind But Who’s Getting it Right?
Cisco + Viptela: WAN Optimization on Everyone’s Mind But Who’s Getting it Right?

It was the mid-80’s when the epic Wendy’s ‘Where’s the Beef’ commercial first aired. The catchphrase immediately took the country by storm and has been engraved into American pop culture ever since. For those who do not get the reference, back in the 80s, the burger chain Wendy’s put out this commercial that had three […]

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Crunching the Numbers on SD-WAN Reliability and Speed: Internet vs. Global Private Networks

How long is 4,000 milliseconds? It depends on who you ask. For global enterprises whose success depends on getting information to the other side of the planet and back quickly and reliably, 4000 milliseconds can be an eternity. Unfortunately, it’s also how long it can take a 100kb file to get from London to Dubai–if […]

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How to Accelerate Remote Access with CDN Technology

The enterprise ecosystem has become exceedingly global and mobile over time, while the need for collaboration is stronger than ever. Partners, suppliers and customers have become a part of an integrated supply chain that needs access to these centrally hosted applications from anywhere in the world. As a result, client server access and WAN needs […]

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Hate Your VPN?
How to Improve Application Performance for the Remote and Mobile Workforce

Clunky, unreliable, and slow remote access options, like VPN, are the necessary evil that IT administrators love to hate. This vital piece of the corporate puzzle helps keep your information secure and your global remote and mobile workforce in sync. However, it also creates headaches – and high costs – for teams that want to […]

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Aryaka recognized in Vertical Systems Group’s Global Provider Carrier Managed SD-WAN Leaderboard
Aryaka recognized in Vertical Systems Group’s Global Provider Carrier Managed SD-WAN Leaderboard

Even when you know you’re going strong, innovating and growing fast – it’s great to get external validation. And we get a lot of it: happy customers that propel us to the top of Gartner’s Peer Reviews – really, that’s great feedback. New customer logos . And today the Vertical Systems Group recognized us in […]

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Optimizing the Global Supply Chain with The Win-Win WAN
Optimizing the Global Supply Chain with The Win-Win WAN

Quick. I want to buy a new camera, where should I get it from? Amazon? I thought so. Once a staid business, logistics and supply-chain management is now the face of a tectonic shift that’s taking place everywhere from Russia to China to Europe and the United States —largely thanks to Amazon. A rare commodity […]

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What is SDWAN and Which One is Right for Your Business?
What is SDWAN and Which One is Right for Your Business?

SD-WANs are one of the biggest trends in enterprise networking today, even more so when combined with current interest in SASE architectures. Companies of all sizes are looking toward this next generation WAN technology as the best alternative to legacy networks to connect far-flung offices to resources hosted in the data center and the cloud. […]

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SDWAN over MPLS: Is SD-WAN Better than MPLS?
SDWAN over MPLS: Is SD-WAN Better than MPLS?

There is a steep rise in the dopamine level of comic fanboys when they ponder upon the classic debate of Batman vs Superman. A perfect David vs Goliath setting. Who wins when the world’s finest are pitted against each other in an all-out brawl? Can a ninja, trained to the pinnacle of human conditioning, go […]

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