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Wide Area Networking (WAN)

SD-WAN adoption

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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MPLS or IPsec VPN: which is better?

These days, you can get an extremely fast, fiber, business Internet connection for a relatively low cost. So, should you ditch your company's expensive MPLS Wide Area Network and replace it with an IPsec VPN over giant fiber Internet...

What is Dedicated Internet Access?

What is the difference between an inexpensive "shared" Internet connection and a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit for your company?

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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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IDC: SD-WAN growth is exploding for at least the next 5 years

Just $225M in 2015, sales of SD-WAN gear will hit $1.19 billion this year as enterprises pick it to resolve challenges created by increasing cloud, mobile, big data, and analytics traffic.

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Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

When it comes to security standards, the newness of SD-WAN technologies might raise questions among security professionals when it comes to HIPAA, CFATS, PCI and other compliance regulations.

Update on Spectrum: Billing systems scheduled to be merged

Update on Charter Spectrum Time Warner Cable Bright House Networks billing systems integration for enterprise customers.

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Apcela advises how to build a hybrid IT platform for better performance and stronger security

WAN architectures today are not optimized to handle hybrid applications. Mark Casey, president and CEO of Apcela, advises on how to build a new cloud-ready architecture to improve the security and performance of hybrid applications.

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