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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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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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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Is MPLS dead? Understanding Need For mpls Network Technology
Is MPLS dead? Understanding Need For mpls Network Technology

Bridging the era before and after the advent of the World Wide Web, the 90s remain special for various reasons, be it the sleek gadgets that could still give designers a run for their money, or the fashion and pop culture that are slowly making a comeback and are still a sell-out — almost two […]

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MPLS Network Pros and Cons: Factors to Weigh for Your Global Business
MPLS Network Pros and Cons: Factors to Weigh for Your Global Business

Many global organizations are faced with the decision of whether to move away from MPLS in favor of other alternatives. Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all solution to this question. The answer largely depends on the organization’s goals and the current state of the nation. When MPLS entered the market in the 90s, many […]

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5 Questions MPLS Providers Hope You Won’t Ask

For 20 years, MPLS has been the enterprise answer to providing the organization with stable and reliable connectivity. Today, MPLS providers still serve a $30 billion+ market. However, though a lot has changed with the enterprise WAN over the past two decades, it seems not much has changed with MPLS. MPLS was designed to provide […]

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The Slow Death of MPLS

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 is the case with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). The Once-Gold Standard in Secure WAN MPLS was invented and […]

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MPLS Alternatives & MPLS Replacement That Meet Enterprise WAN needs
MPLS Alternatives & MPLS Replacement That Meet Enterprise WAN needs

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 more, we held a webinar to discuss your mpls alternatives. We were joined by Jim Metzler, Founder and […]

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What’s Driving SD-WAN Migration for Global Enterprises
What’s Driving SD-WAN Migration for Global Enterprises

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 and brings along with it high costs, inflexibility, and long deployment times. These deficiencies have given rise to […]

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Global MPLS Alternatives: What You Need to Know

As we look to the future of business, globalization is not going anywhere. In fact, your company is likely to grow its global footprint in the coming years as more and more organization increase their footprints outside the U.S. With that in mind, it’s more important than ever to have a network that can keep […]

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3 Simple Ways for Choosing the Right MPLS Alternative

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 connect remote and mobile users across disparate geographies, we’ll find that our networks become more and more difficult […]

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Why MPLS and Cloud Applications Don’t Mix

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 SaaS applications. This was not the case 20 years ago. In the past, these types of applications lived […]

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