In January this year, thousands of IT managers descended upon Ft. Lauderdale to attend the NFV & SDN Expo. Everywhere I looked, people were talking about one thing: how software-defined networking (SDN) technology is going to transform the way that IT teams deploy, use, and manage their corporate network. And it didn’t come as a […]

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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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What AVANT has to say about WAN as-a-Service

Our friends at AVANT, the nation’s premier distributor of next generation technologies in communications and IT infrastructure, recently published a blog post that reveals the benefits of WAN delivered as a service. They talk about how today’s global businesses are struggling to connect geographically disparate office locations. AVANT points out that the problem is because […]

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The Zero-Compromise WAN Manifesto

In our global economy, enterprises rely on the WAN to conduct business with branch offices, overseas partners, suppliers, and more. When you do business overseas, you shouldn’t have to compromise between speed and performance on one hand, and cost and agility on the other. If you rely on the public Internet to access overseas digital […]

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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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WANnovation at Aryaka – Software Defined Networking and Virtualized Network Functions

In the past couple of years, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have taken the networking industry by storm, and every vendor and service provider wants to stake their claim in these emerging spaces. The goal of SDN is to simplify networking by allowing network administrators to manage network services through abstracting […]

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