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The 90s called – They Want their MPLS back (Is MPLS dead?)

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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CIOs: Is the Cloud driving you Crazy?

Today’s CIOs face a number of heavy demands in building and managing a network for their global employees. Enabling workers to access cloud applications from anywhere, any time, on any device can be a difficult balancing act to manage. They need to make sure that application performance levels remain high and overall productivity never suffers, […]

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5 Common Myths about WAN Optimization that Slow your Business

There was a time when a top goal of IT was to improve application and data delivery by implementing WAN optimization appliances. Traditional WAN optimization provided tremendous value for legacy networks by reducing bandwidth requirements and enabling enterprise to efficiently scale their networks. However, WAN optimization delivered as a high-cost, hardware solution. Dedicated appliances have […]

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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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WAN Optimization Solves App Delays for Global Equipment Supplier

If you rely on the Internet to support users around the world, you are likely frustrated by slow network speeds. Whether you’re in Kuala Lumpur or Kentucky, using the public Internet means your precious packets can get stacked up behind someone trying to download 20 of their favorite movies. The best way to address 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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Does the Enterprise Need a Hybrid WAN?

SD-WANs are reinvigorating the WAN landscape.  The focus is shifting away from businesses layering additional services, like WAN Optimization, on top of their older, high-cost MPLS to adding multiple and disparate types of WAN links that are more robust at a lower cost. Enterprises are adopting this new Hybrid WAN strategy in order to keep […]

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89% of Organizations Report Network Disruption: Here’s How to Stop It

In Silicon Valley, a disruption is a cause for celebration – to “disrupt” technology is to completely change the model for the way things get done and make the new way more efficient and effective than the old. So when we at Aryaka talk about “disrupting” the enterprise WAN, we mean to say that we’re […]

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Why the Enterprise WAN Needs Disruption

Global enterprises can no longer depend on legacy networks like MPLS to achieve the same results that they saw even five years ago. Cloud platforms and SaaS applications are becoming standard for the enterprise, which is leaving the capabilities and usefulness of MPLS to diminish. This is why master agents, VARs, technology consultants, and systems […]

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Why Not All Enterprise WANs Are Created Equal

Recently, we joined an episode of the Packet Pushers podcast (listen here), and it brought up an interesting discussion on the transition of the enterprise WAN from MPLS to software-defined WANs – and beyond. Why MPLS No Longer Works for the Enterprise MPLS used to be a great product before the enterprise truly globalized and […]

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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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McKinsey CIO Survey Highlights Cloud Adoption Changing the Enterprise WAN

According to a recent survey from McKinsey & Company, CIOs and IT Executives from a variety of industries are now moving more of their IT workloads to cloud services. For legacy networks and edge-device providers who still think third-party cloud services are a passing fad, the writing is on the wall. Here are a few […]

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