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Validating cloud applications before going live

Properly addressing issues concerning application deployment within a cloud environment requires a combination of network tools specific to each system’s unique requirements and demands.

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Is SD-WAN better than MPLS?

SD-WAN is something everyone's talking about but is it better than MPLS? My answer is yes... and it's easier to explain than baseball.

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The 3 types of SD-WAN architecture

SD-WAN is catching fire but did you know there are 3 different categories of SD-WAN architecture, catering to specific types of WAN applications your company is using?

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What SDN is and where it’s going

The SDN market has emerged from early adopter to early mainstream, and in doing so its use cases have expanded.

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Aryaka brings benefits of software defined to remote and mobile workers

Aryaka’s SmartACCESS SD-WAN product improves application performance for remote and mobile workers, providing a global private network, WAN optimization and IP app acceleration.

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Postcards from the network edge

I was recently invited to participate on a panel at a major IT conference, where questions from the audience provided an interesting window into the top issues that networking professionals are dealing with as part of their...

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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F5 Networks taps versatile Ciena higher-up to take over as CEO

F5 Networks CEO and President John McAdam, thrust back into that role in late 2015 under unusual circumstances, has announced that Ciena SVP and COO Francois Locoh-Donou will succeed him on April 3.

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Riverbed stabs at Cisco’s heart with next-gen routing

CEO Jerry Kennelly details beyond-WAN-optimization strategy that broadens Riverbed’s assault on top network rivals.

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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.

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T-Mobile to pay $48 million in settlement over throttling customers with heavy data usage

At issue is how the carrier slowed down connections for those on unlimited plans without any type of notification.

Riverbed upgrades set sights on the SD-WAN edge, cloud integration

At Riverbed’s Disrupt event in New York’s upscale Conrad Hotel today, the company announced new products aimed at making it a bigger part of the average customer’s network.

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Implementing secure WANs in the cloud age

Over the past few years most organizations have significantly increased their reliance on the Internet, primarily due to the outsourcing of utility applications like email, unified communications, ERP, CRM, etc., to SaaS providers....

Branch office links, big bandwidth needs drive SD-WAN evolution

SD-WAN market heats up as WAN requirements multiply.

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Bandwidth alone won’t solve application performance problems

Conventional wisdom says if we increase bandwidth, application performance will improve. But unless we decrease latency, performance will continue to suffer.

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