WAN

Wide Area Networking (WAN)

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Wide-area networks: What WANs are and where they’re headed

WANs connect smaller networks across long distances, and their architecture, protocols and technologies have evolved to their latest incarnation, SD-WAN.

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Will China start blocking SD-WAN traffic…today?

The mystery should start clearing up very soon, so you should sit tight for now before racing off for a technology decision that might constrain you going forward.

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Is Cisco's Mobility Express right for you?

Cisco has staked a claim in the wireless infrastructure space with its Mobility Express, designed to easily set up WLANs. Learn what it is and whether it’s right for you.

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China to block SD-WAN and VPN traffic by Jan. 11

If you have facilities in China, you're going to need to address this VPN registration issue, if it hasn’t been addressed already.

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Is it time for a network tax cut?

How did our profession ever get to a place where network taxes are deemed unworthy of our attention?

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SD-WAN deployment options: DIY vs. cloud managed

Three options for deploying SD-WAN: DIY, fully cloud managed or a hybrid. Which to choose?

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Enterprise network trends to watch 2018

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing,...

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VMware jumps into SD-WAN with VeloCloud purchase

VMware to plans to buy VeloCloud, challenging Cisco in the fast-growing software-defined WAN market.

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Making sense of the SD-WAN business case

There is no 'one size fit all' approach to building a business case for SD-WAN – the benefits vary significantly by industry and geography.

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Behold the secure directional network connectivity of SuperWAN

SuperWAN: able to secure directional network connectivity between locations! Able to provide session-by-session mutual authentication at each network element! Able to give you total control over all cryptographic keys used in...

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SD-WAN will fix business VoIP

SD-WAN isn't just for companies with multiple sites or multiple Internet connections. It can also be a lifesaver for fixing bad call quality at a single site, with a low-quality Internet connection.

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4G LTE internet is a network-saver

4G LTE internet is an under-utilized asset for your company’s network — and your sanity.

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Office 365: What’s your network deployment architecture?

Selecting the correct architecture for your Office 365 implementation affects whether your users have good performance or not. Here are some important tips to consider whether you are using SD-WAN or not.

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Network simulation or emulation?

In regard to network testing, the terms emulation and simulation are often used interchangeably. In most cases, either term will generally get the point across, but there’s a big difference between a network emulator and network...

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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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When evaluating SD-WAN, look beyond the features table

It's easy to think that you should select an SD-WAN technology bases on a list of features. But there are many other factors to consider as you "peel the onion."

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Always test remote app performance with a WAN emulator

When you test new applications using a WAN emulator before deployment, you ensure apps perform to remote users’ standards and requirements.

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Ethernet frames and packets: what’s the difference?

When discussing Ethernet data, the terms frame and packet are often used interchangeably. Frames and packets are the electronic containers that carry our data from point-to-point by navigating LANs and WANs and, as they both serve...

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