Why Big Data is the Future of Network Analytics

by Jim Frey Anyone who has followed network management in its various forms over the last couple of decades knows that true breakthroughs are a rarity. There have been plenty of ideas and innovative concepts, but few changes have made a significant difference or stood the test of time. On the data source side, SNMP […]

The Future of the WAN is Internet-Centric

By Archana Kesavan CIOs and IT executives are constantly challenged with reducing IT spend, increasing service agility, and delivering superior quality of service. Renovating traditional WAN architectures with SD-WAN technologies is a key initiative to meet these corporate objectives. Before jumping on the SD-WAN bandwagon and adopting SaaS services, IT decision makers should familiarize themselves […]

4 Principles To Consider Before Buying A SDN Solution

By Saurabh Sandhir Software Defined Networking (SDN) is disrupting the networking industry as never before. SDN started as an academic exercise to separate the control plane from the data plane in networking devices but found it’s bearing as a way to automate and instantiate network state in highly scaled and dynamic datacenter/cloud environments. The use […]

The Rise of SD-Security in the Branch

By Mark Weiner Branch offices are an important location to secure. Gartner estimates that by 2016 more than 30 percent of advanced threats will target the most vulnerable entry point of the enterprise – the branch office. But deploying advanced security in branch networks is often a challenge and there are three reasons for this:

Cloud-Ready Enterprise WAN

By David Klebanov Many organizations have embarked on the journey of adopting the public cloud. For some it had become a new norm of delivering infrastructure and applications, while others view it as means of augmenting their existing on-premise resources. Whatever the case may be, the question of architecting wide area network connectivity to the […]

Why SD-WAN is Critical to Your Business

by Brian Promes Competitive pressures and changes in the business environment are pushing many organizations toward digital transformation. Enterprises, communication services providers, and managed services companies are all trying to leverage digital technologies and change in their business processes to build in more speed, agility and efficiency.