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Feeling like MPLS means More Pay Less Service? Consider this.

Here’s a quick quiz. Question 1: Is your company looking to globalize? Question 2: Are you moving your applications to the cloud? If you answered yes to either of these, you might reconsider the value of your MPLS. Companies of all sizes are desperate for performance, bandwidth, and low latency. And today’s go-to solution is […]

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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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What Microsoft’s recent Earnings Release means for enterprise networking

In their recently published Earnings Release for FY15 Q4, Microsoft announced that their commercial cloud revenue grew by 88%. The growth was driven by Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online, and their commercial cloud business is now on an annualized revenue run rate of over $8 billion. Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 15.2 […]

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The State of the Global Enterprise WAN: Want to increase productivity? Lose the public Internet.

Rarely will you come across a CIO, IT Director, Network Architect, or Network Manager who does not complain about network problems, and most of their complaints, whether they know it or not, are actually about the middle mile. Even though regional Internet quality and speeds have improved significantly in the past few years, over long […]

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Winter is Coming

“Thousands of years ago, there came the long night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts; and women wept and felt the tears freeze on their cheeks. In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, […]

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The State of the Global Enterprise WAN 2015: 5 Trends for CIOs and Network Managers to Watch

Last week, we released our State of the Enterprise WAN Report 2015. This year’s report investigates key factors impacting the evolution of the enterprise WAN, including the ongoing migration of applications to the cloud, the limitations of the public Internet over long distances, and the impact of networking problems on application performance. Here’s a glimpse […]

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The antidote to vendor-lock: Shared Success

Most people do not trust sales professionals. In my line of business, we deal directly with CIOs, Network and IT Directors, and Application Managers. In my conversations with them, they express how suspicious they are of vendors that are trying to sell them solutions for their network connectivity and application performance needs. At Aryaka, we play […]

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How Telcos are Making Internet Congestion Worse

People like to compare the Internet to highway systems, and in many respects the comparison works. For instance, commuter highway traffic congestion is here to stay, and that’s probably true for Internet traffic, as well, but that’s where the comparison starts to fray. The reason for these traffic jams are very different. For highways, governments […]

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The Great Enterprise Cloud Migration – Are you being left behind?

Just how big is the migration away from on-premises applications and to cloud computing? It’s a large enough stampede that it’s happening on its own spontaneously, without much planning and often outside of the control, and even knowledge, of the IT department. According to a report from cloud security startup Skyhigh Networks, the average company […]

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ONE Network for the Hybrid WAN

Enterprises are evolving and so is the WAN. With globalization and cloud adoption being the two megatrends affecting network architectures today, CIOs are discussing hybrid WAN initiatives with their teams. Most global businesses use MPLS for their primary application traffic and use Internet links as both backup to their MPLS network and as primary links […]

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Buyer’s Checklist for WAN Optimization

Purchase decisions are never easy with the information one has access to, these days. Right from a new phone to an entire global networking strategy, the savvy consumer researches, validates, checks reviews and then buys. Considering the lead times and price points, network infrastructure purchase decisions are of the worst kind. They are usually not […]

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Why the Internet still fails most businesses

Enterprise-class services like WAN Optimization and CDNs have widened the divide between large enterprises and small business, but there’s one technology that promises to change that.  We’ve all read a forest’s worth of stories on how the Internet is changing business. Because of the Internet, we can interact with people an ocean away as easy […]

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