Andy Gottlieb


How contact centers can benefit from SD-WANs

How contact centers can benefit from SD-WANs

Software defined WANs can improve reliability and the customer experience while lowering costs

'1 + 1 = 3': The synergy between the NEW key technologies

As noted last time, just as the Next-generation Enterprise WAN (NEW) architecture is enabling IT to take advantage of "the cloud" - SaaS, public and hybrid cloud computing - so the cloud is enabling the next generation enterprise...

The cloud is enabling the Next-generation Enterprise WAN, and vice versa

Having spent the last several columns looking in depth into why MPLS is no longer the only answer for building enterprise WANs, this time let's go up a few thousand feet and look at the bigger picture, before any further dives down...

Knocking down MPLS myths, concluded

We've now spent a number of columns covering the issues surrounding the myths of why enterprises "need" MPLS. We'll conclude this topic by addressing the issue of having a single place to point the finger when something goes wrong...

Addressing the 'only MPLS offers predictability and supports enterprise VoIP' myth

Having knocked down a number of the myths of why enterprises "need" MPLS over our last few columns, let's now address the most difficult – and in many ways "legitimate" – myths around MPLS. They can be worded different ways, but boil...

MTBF, MTTR and SLAs, oh my

Continuing our look into myths of why enterprises "need" MPLS. Today we'll consider two more: "The MTBF and MTTR of broadband connections are too high, so even if they are lower cost and higher bandwidth, I can't afford to use them."...

'We can't use asymmetric broadband' - knocking down more MPLS myths

As we started to address a couple columns back, until recently, for a serious enterprise WAN, you probably needed MPLS. Thanks to the Next-generation Enterprise WAN (NEW) architecture, this is no longer the case. Many myths persist...

Knocking down the “I need a full mesh between my locations” MPLS myth

As we began to cover last time, until recently, if you were an enterprise WAN manager responsible for a serious WAN, you probably needed MPLS.  Thanks to the Next-generation Enterprise WAN (NEW) architecture, this is no longer the...

Knocking down the myths of why enterprises need MPLS

If you're responsible for a serious enterprise WAN, do you need MPLS? Until recently, the answer to this question for almost all larger enterprises, many mid-sized and some smaller ones as well, was a resounding yes.Thanks to the...

A NEW architecture for enterprise Internet access

Last time, we looked at a specific solution to the problem of the "trombone" effect in enterprise Internet access using the Next-generation Enterprise WAN (NEW) architecture. This time, we'll close out this run of columns by delving...

Centralizing Internet access with WAN Virtualization

For the last several columns we have been exploring the details of how enterprise Internet access is established.Most enterprises have precious little bandwidth at most of their remote locations, and Internet access at the branch is...

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