In spite of deploying multiple tools that claim to prevent unplanned outages they still happen in your IT shop – right? The challenge is to determine the root cause of the incident, but this can be elusive due to the phenomenon known as Shadow IT. The shadows in your network are where you lack visibility and control. The number of hardware appliances, connected devices and applications on the network are increasing for most of us, and so are the number of blind spots.
In the wake of the wake of Cisco’s recent $610 million acquisition of SD-WAN start-up Viptela, thousands of existing Cisco ISR router customers face a difficult choice on where to go from here. The addition of Viptela alongside Meraki and iWAN brings the total number of Cisco SD-WAN offerings to three. This sends a clear message that the time for SD-WAN adoption has arrived, what’s less clear is whether any of Cisco’s offering can fulfill the true promise of SD-WAN.
Calculating the Hard and Soft Benefits of Software-Defined Networks… Rare Opportunity for MPLS Customers: The corporate network has become a critical asset that touches every aspect of business productivity, innovation and customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, legacy WANs are under increasing pressure to meet demands for cloud security and bandwidth that are well beyond the scope of their original design. Although MPLS has been the gold standard approach for 20 years, it was simply never intended for delivering cloud security and performance which is why so many People Hate Their WANs.
Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions are a relatively new phenomenon, during 2017 we have seen first-hand, the awareness among network professionals and SMB & Enterprise organizations rising rapidly. Today, most deployments are in North America and Europe, but pilots and POCs are increasing on virtually every other continent. Why the interest? People hate…