SD-WAN: Key considerations for Enterprise Digital Transformation

With nearly every business-critical application and resource migrating to the cloud, legacy wide area networks are straining to support rapidly evolving corporate requirements. IT has been trying to accommodate using a mix of disparate point solutions that add complexity to the WAN and don’t scale very well. The result lead to a series of integration […]

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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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Consume or Construct Your SD-WAN?
Why a Managed SD-WAN is Better than a DIY Approach

If your company is beginning to embark on a digital transformation journey, ultimately, you’ll have to confront the question of how to modernize the Wide Area Network (WAN) and ensure it is up to the task of supporting the transformation effort. Today, most organizations are concluding that Software Defined-WAN (SD-WAN) is the best way to […]

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SD-WAN Best Practices for Mergers and Acquisitions:
How One Global Chemical Company Deployed 190 Sites in 4 Months

Mergers and acquisitions often leave global enterprises with managing a complex network built with a myriad of solutions and providers. Learn how Platform Specialty Products deployed a single global private network to 190 sites in four months, while also saving $2-3 million in costs compared to legacy solutions. Platform Specialty Products (PSP), a chemical production company, […]

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Four Questions to Ask Before Deciding on an SD-WAN Provider

SD-WAN is the biggest trend in enterprise networking today. Companies of all sizes are looking at this next generation technology as the best alternative to legacy networks to connect far-flung offices to resources hosted in the data center and the cloud. Many analysts and research firms expect the market to reach into the billions over the […]

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5 Best Practices for SD-WAN Security

Securing IT resources within four walls is hard enough, but it’s a challenge of a different order when it comes to securing a WAN with links reaching around the world, provided by a range of service providers and supporting a mix of endpoint security appliances. The security picture gets even murkier when you bring in […]

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Can I Get an SD-WAN for My Enterprise? One with An Application Delivery Network?

Many enterprises want the benefits of SD-WAN– application awareness and performance, cloud connectivity, an economical way to add bandwidth, end-to-end visibility, and then some. But few want the headache of piecing it all together: multiple providers, MPLS, cloud exchanges, VNFs, appliances, figuring out WAN optimization. And by the way, because your application traffic goes over […]

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SD-WAN Security Best Practices for Multi-Cloud Connectivity

Cloud platforms and SaaS applications have created more connections across diverse locations, and global enterprises are finding that they require a defense in depth security strategy to protect their digital resources. So what strategies using SD-WAN can be applied to maintain best-in class security across a global network? Lightreading’s SecurityNow recently hosted a webinar with […]

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SD-WAN Market Share | Aryaka
Digital Transformation and Cloud Migration Drive SD-WAN Market Growth

Unless your global enterprise still operates using Morse code, there has probably been some major buzz in your IT department around the cloud, digital transformation, and of course, SD-WAN. IHS Markit released their latest industry report, which noted the SD-WAN market grew 12% in Q1 2018. While legacy enterprises such as VMware and Cisco jumped […]

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Eight DIY pitfalls global SD-WAN as-a-Service deployments eliminate

Are you walking the tightrope trying to orchestrate the daily management of your MPLS or hybrid networks around the world? As enterprises move applications to the cloud, they face challenges finding reliable and scalable WAN solutions capable of supporting globally distributed remote offices. Applications hosted by cloud and SaaS providers need cloud-based global SD-WAN services, […]

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How Latency, Packet Loss, and Distance Kill Application Performance

Latency, packet loss, distance, and application performance. What do all these terms have to do with each other? If you manage IT networks for a global enterprise, it’s important to step back and look at big picture, so you can more clearly see how they all impact one another. This may sound like “Networking 101” […]

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SD-WAN Market: Winners and Losers

SD-WAN is growing fast, delivering quantifiable benefits to enterprises and reshaping technology markets. The stakes are high and the playing field is shifting, so the question is, which suppliers will be left standing when the dust settles? It is a complex query because players from so many sectors are involved and the enterprise consumption models […]

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