Rethink Your WAN to Survive the Next Five Years

By | |Webinars, Cloud and Networking, Infographic|

You need to rethink your WAN to survive the next 5 years. Nemertes can help show you how. Join John Burke, Nemertes CIO & Principal Research Analyst, for a webinar where he brings our WAN technology research study and freshly updated, one-of-a-kind cost and performance benchmarks to bear on the challenges of remaking your WAN to [...]

Webinar Replay – Cloud Truth & WAN Consequences: Remake your WAN for Zoom, AWS, and Office365

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You need to rethink your WAN to survive the next 5 years. We can help show you how. Think about it: half of your IT services come from the cloud, from folks such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Office365, and Oracle Cloud. Mixing cloud and internal sources, you serve [...]

No Time Like the Present for Network Automation

By | January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Cloud and Networking|

The time has come for IT to once again dive into the world of homegrown automation for running their networks. Network teams have a love/hate relationship with automation, and have had for decades. Time after time, they have tentatively extended the reach of automation, working with everything from PERL scripts, CLIs, and screen scrapes to [...]

Home Field Advantage: SD-WAN and MPLS

By | September 27th, 2018|Blog|

I've been mulling over things I learned at the recent CenturyLink analyst day. I keep coming back to their pledge to not lose focus on the fact that they own a transport network, and to make sure that fact can provide differentiation when considering new products. I keep coming back to this mostly in the [...]

Webinar Replay – WAN Economics: The Business of Disrupting Your WAN

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

Digital Transformation initiatives often hinge on providing new and exciting services to staff or to customers across the WAN and the Internet. Engineering a WAN for continuous and more rapid change is key to enabling ongoing transformational efforts. And yet, for most companies, the WAN is among the pieces of the infrastructure hardest to change, [...]

Webinar Replay – Connecting Clouds: Getting There is ALL the Battle

By | |Free Report, Webinars, Cloud and Networking|

The cloud-powered enterprise is powerful, flexible, agile -- and vulnerable. Its forgotten Achilles' Heel, for many organizations: the network. Using multiple clouds to juggle the work of the organization is now standard operating procedure, but a failure to take into account cloud's impact on WAN and Internet links, and to manage the flow of data [...]

Managed SD-WAN Should Manage The Hardest Part

By | May 24th, 2017|Blog|

We are big fans of the SD-WAN revolution (although looking forward to the time when we stop thinking of SD-WAN as something new and different and start thinking of it as table stakes for WAN edge connectivity). One of the big benefits of rolling SD-WAN out has been making the WAN simpler to manage: setting [...]

Regional Network Hubs to the Rescue

By | April 13th, 2017|Blog, Cloud and Networking|

Regional network hubs are emerging as a major evolution of the WAN in the age of cloud. Backhaul or Direct Internet Access... Many years ago, as SaaS use ramped up, we started tracking whether organizations were backhauling their Internet traffic or allowing branches to go straight to the Internet. (We also were tracking Internet-only branches [...]

Faster, Better, and Cheaper? Building the SD-WAN Business Case

By | October 14th, 2016|Free Report, Security and Risk Management|

Executive Summary SD-WAN is a potential game-changer for wide area networking—on the same level as server virtualization, which transformed data centers over the last 10 years. SD-WAN combines the use of multiple active branch links, intelligent direction of traffic across those links, and centralized, policy-driven management of the WAN as a whole. The ability to [...]