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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5 Reasons SD-WAN is Critical for Global Airlines like Air China

Industry experts believe that old legacy systems are unable to handle the exponential surge in passenger volume, fleet sizes, along with increasing customer expectations and global expansion of airline companies. For the airlines industry, the importance of global network connectivity ranges from business- to mission-critical. When network connectivity is lost or application performance is impacted, […]

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MPLS: “Don’t write me off yet”
MPLS: “Don’t write me off yet”

A few days ago, I re-watched the movie “Music and Lyrics”. There is an extremely cheesy song Hugh Grant sings at some point in the movie, titled “Don’t write me off yet”. I thought that if MPLS somehow could compete in “The Masked Singer”, it would most definitely pick “Don’t write me off yet” as […]

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What is MPLS network & How MPLS Works? : All You Need To Know
What is MPLS network & How MPLS Works? : All You Need To Know

What is MPLS? Contrary to popular belief, MPLS is not a type of internet connection, but an encapsulation and switching technique. Designed and deployed in a hub-and-spoke technology, MPLS backhauls the branch traffic to the cloud via a centralized data center or the headquarters. Why use MPLS Networks? In many ways, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) […]

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How SD-WAN as a Service Overcomes MPLS Limitations
How SD-WAN as a Service Overcomes MPLS Limitations

Although MPLS has served the enterprise well for years, it can no longer adequately meet the demands of global enterprises. Over 50% of enterprise WAN traffic now involves cloud. MPLS was designed before the cloud era, for point-to-point connections. But there are also other limitations: No single provider can deliver MPLS end-to-end around the world. […]

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Can a Global SD-WAN Replace MPLS Connectivity?

Recently, Aryaka held a webinar on Choosing an SD-WAN for Global Enterprise Applications. According to IDC, the SD-WAN market is expected to reach $1.19 billion, as enterprises are looking to solve global network challenges created by the increase in mobile users, globalization, and especially the migration of mission-critical applications moving to the cloud. However, a […]

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3 Secrets You Won’t Hear From MPLS Providers

There is an optimum solution for today’s cloud-fueled, mobile world, but MPLS providers aren’t interested in telling you what it is. Cassette tapes. Flip-phones. Fax Machines. And now, MPLS. Decades ago, MPLS was the gold standard in secure WAN technology — an innovative, powerful means of helping businesses and their employees stay connected. But the […]

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Why You Need to Stop Buying MPLS Now

Every contract ends sometime, and it’s possible that one of your MPLS contracts is ending soon. Before you settle for spending another several months or years on a “good enough” legacy solution, consider phasing out your network for a better option. What’s Wrong with MPLS MPLS is a dated technology that was created for an […]

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Moving Beyond MPLS: A Global SD-WAN is the Future of the Digital-First Enterprise

“Organizations with digital-ready networks are realizing two to three times the revenue growth as compared to organizations whose digital initiatives are resting on legacy networks.” -Nikhil Batra, Senior Research Manager, AP Telecom Practice, IDC Asia/Pacific Every organization that has begun or plans to embark on a digital transformation journey needs to undergo a network transformation […]

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