I’m very excited and proud to announce that Gartner has placed Cisco into the Leaders position in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization. This accomplishment reflects the substantial progress Cisco has made in developing and executing on its vision for the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) with Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) over the past three years – a record that clearly demonstrates Cisco’s ability to compete in this space.
Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization
Source: Gartner (March 2015)
The timing couldn’t be better
The analyst research and press coverage tells us loud and clear that the WAN is hotter than ever, and for good reason: mobility, cloud and the digitization of the enterprise are changing how we consume and deliver applications. Even the applications themselves are changing, as we’ve seen with the rise of a whole new class of bandwidth-intensive and latency-sensitive mobile apps and video. Read More »
Tags: Cisco Intelligent WAN, Cisco Wide Area Application Service, enterprise networks, Gartner Magic Quadrant, ISR 4000, IWAN, performance routing, PfRv3, waas, WAN Optimization
#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about IWAN deployments with Cisco Communications Architect David Prall. Lauren Friedman (@Lauren) moderates and Sven Kutzer and Rikard Strid are this week’s Cisco Champion guest hosts.
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David Prall, @pralldc, Communications Architect
Sven Kutzer @svenkutzer, Senior Systems Engineer
Rikard Strid, @rikardstrid, Founder thingk.me, Clayster AB Read More »
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#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists, hosted by Cisco’s Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about Intelligent WAN (IWAN) with guest moderator, Cisco’s Lauren Friedman (@lauren)
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Cisco Subject Matter Expert: Hugo Vliegen, Director of Technical Marketing
How IWAN benefits business
IWAN and Security
IWAN monitoring and configuration management
Levels of IWAN
How IWAN related to ACI Read More »
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The advent of the many clouds has now become a reality. Enterprises of all sizes and segments are embracing cloud solutions, whether private internal cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Public Cloud, or some Hybrid. The number of workloads as well as cloud traffic are expected to grow exponentially in the next 5 years.
The shift to the many clouds has significant impact on the role of IT. IT has to reinvent itself to be able to keep control as applications are increasingly moving to cloud infrastructures.
In particular, there are two very strong trends that will require IT to increasingly position itself as a Broker of Services, and evolve from a more traditional role of being an infrastructure provider.
First, line of businesses intend to address some of their IT needs directly by purchasing cloud-based IT services. Read More »
Tags: Akamai, AVC, Cisco Cloud Connector, Cisco Intelligent WAN, IWAN, Shadow IT, virtual desktop