Paul Desmond

Principal, PDEdit Inbound Marketing

Paul Desmond has been involved in the IT trade press since 1988. He is principal with PDEdit (www.pdedit.com), an IT publishing firm he founded in 2001 that produces content for the IT trade press and vendor communities, including white papers, case studies, blogs and Web sites. Prior to founding PDEdit, Paul spent 11 years at Network World, serving as a reporter as well as news editor and features editor. Under his leadership, Network World’s features department took home a number of editorial excellence awards, including a 1996 Neal Certificate of Merit Award from the Business Press Association and two 1998 awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Paul has also served as editor of Redmond magazine and was the founding editor-in-chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, which earned a Neal Award for Best Startup publication of 2005. He was also founding editor of the eComSecurity.com Web site, now known as eSecurityPlanet.com.

Addressing Scalability Challenges with SD-WANs
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Addressing Scalability Challenges with SD-WANs


SD-WAN as MPLS Replacement: Why the Internet Isn’t Enough

SD-WAN as MPLS Replacement: Why the Internet Isn’t Enough

The public Internet poses unacceptable performance and security risks for SD-WAN deployments. Here’s what to look for in a private cloud backbone instead.

The Challenges of SD-WAN Network Planning in an Era of Unknowns

The Challenges of SD-WAN Network Planning in an Era of Unknowns

With multiple technologies to deal with, including security and WAN optimization, scaling an SD-WAN can be difficult. The cloud presents a viable alternative.

4 Common Use Cases for SD-WAN

4 Common Use Cases for SD-WAN

The truth is, software-defined WAN can help organizations of many sizes, industries, and verticals.

Top 3 Misconceptions About SD-WAN

Top 3 Misconceptions About SD-WAN

SD-WAN provides many benefits, but it does not necessarily replace any existing services or save you money. Plus, DIY implementations can be tricky.

5 Must-have SD-WAN Security Capabilities

5 Must-have SD-WAN Security Capabilities

From dynamic policy enforcement to encryption, DDOS protection and threat intelligence, SD-WAN can enable strong, distributed enterprise security.

8 Key Considerations When Selecting a Managed SD-WAN Service Provider

8 Key Considerations When Selecting a Managed SD-WAN Service Provider

Going with a managed service can deliver the benefits of SD-WAN without the headaches. Here’s how to choose the best provider for your needs.

SD-WAN: Does Your IT Team Have What It Takes?

SD-WAN: Does Your IT Team Have What It Takes?

From assessing opportunities to developing architectures, deploying the technology and managing it over time, there’s no shortage of issues to consider before taking SD-WAN in-house.

5 Ways SD-WAN Promote Business Agility

5 Ways SD-WAN Promote Business Agility

From automated, policy-based changes to support for NFV and cloud resources, SD-WAN brings flexibility to the enterprise.

Part 3: Assessing Your WAN Strategy: Resiliency and Security at Branch Locations

Part 3: Assessing Your WAN Strategy: Resiliency and Security at Branch Locations

The final installment of a 3-part series on how to assess your current wide-area network challenges: evaluating how well your current WAN strategy protects branch locations.

Part 2: Before Making WAN Changes, Consider Your Bandwidth and Application Requirements

Part 2: Before Making WAN Changes, Consider Your Bandwidth and Application Requirements

Part 2 of a 3-part series on how to assess your current wide-area network challenges: examining your application mix and whether your current bandwidth plan is adequate.

Assessing Your Current WAN State is Key to Making Effective Changes

Assessing Your Current WAN State is Key to Making Effective Changes

Part 1 of a 3-part series on how to assess your current wide-area network challenges, determine upgrade objectives, and map out the best route to achieving them.

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