What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

What the AWS outage can teach us about WAN deployments

SDN and SD-WAN can help prevent configuration errors, like the one that took out AWS recently, with the use of standard templates and error checking.

03/16/17

SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

SD-WAN facilitates security on the WAN

WAN segmentation is valuable in protecting your network from security vulnerabilities. SD-WAN makes it easy.

03/01/17

Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Is SD-WAN as stupid a term as the cloud?

Terms and technologies come and go. I thought it was time to retire hybrid WAN and give SD-WAN it’s due. Not everyone agrees.

02/03/17

Service insertion—Why it’s so important

Service insertion—Why it’s so important

Service insertion helps enterprise networks spin up new network services rather easily. For anyone considering SD-WAN, service insertion is an invaluable feature.

02/02/17

Death to the hybrid WAN

Death to the hybrid WAN

The continued use of hybrid WANs and SD-WANs just adds confusion to the terms. It’s time to use the term SD-WAN and stop talking about hybrid WANs.

01/12/17

Will networks and security converge in 2017?

Will networks and security converge in 2017?

We went rummaging through our fortune cookies and came up with this Yoda-like network and security prediction for 2017: security shall networking become.

12/27/16

Should you buy an SD-WAN service?

Should you buy an SD-WAN service?

More than 30 vendors offer an SD-WAN option. To decide which is best for you, start by looking at the three types of SD-WAN offerings.

12/12/16

Supplier management: The biggest threat to SD-WANs—and what you can do about it

Supplier management: The biggest threat to SD-WANs—and what you can do about it

With SD-WANs comes the headache of managing and coordinating with many new internet providers. Virtual Network Operators (VNOs) may have just the answer.

11/21/16

Gartner predicts: SD-WANs to replace routers, but which SD-WAN is the question

Gartner predicts: SD-WANs to replace routers, but which SD-WAN is the question

Gartner WAN expert says enterprises had better check SD-WAN vendors' balance sheets twice before selecting provider.

11/16/16

Performance analysis: Bursting the myth of MPLS performance

Performance analysis: Bursting the myth of MPLS performance

Private MPLS services are supposed to outperform SD-WANs, but as one enterprise recently learned, the internet can outperform even private MPLS services.

10/24/16

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