Cisco iWAN

Verizon Simplifies SD-WAN with Cisco Virtual Managed Services

Cisco recently announced that Verizon is now using Cisco’s Virtual Managed Services (VMS) as the foundation for the delivery of its SD-WAN service.

August 8, 2016

CLOUD

Why a Managed Service is Critical to Your Hybrid WAN Strategy

The Opportunity By year-end 2017, Gartner estimates at least five global carriers will have incorporated SD-WAN as a key component of their managed network service designs. At least two Tier 1 operators have already made announcements in line with this prediction. By year-end 2018, Gartner estimates 10% of enterprises will have replaced their WAN routing […]

November 4, 2015

SECURITY

Save money with branch security

Trends like bring-your-own-device, mobility, and cloud computing are creating a surge in the number and types of devices connecting to the network and driving demand for WAN bandwidth. Remote and branch office employees expect fast, secure connectivity but most enterprises don’t have spare operational budget to increase their WAN bandwidth to backhaul all traffic to […]

September 16, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S2|Ep 35: the latest in IWAN

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about the latest in IWAN with Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer Jake Sacharok. Get the Podcast Listen to this episode Download this episode (right-click on the episode’s download button) View this episode in iTunes Cisco SME Jake Sacharok, Cisco Technical Marketing Engineer […]

April 17, 2015

PERSPECTIVES

Is Your Network Cloud Ready?

Is your network cloud ready? We at NetCraftsmen, a Cisco Gold Partner, are hearing this question more often. Let’s discuss how to tell if your network is cloud ready, and how to get there if you’re not. Even if your organization already has a public cloud presence, I hope you’ll find some ideas in the […]

July 23, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

#IWANWed: Harness the Power of Web Within the Enterprise Branch

In the ever-changing world of enterprise branch environments, a high number of businesses are planning to migrate their WAN to the Internet. To be exact, Nemertes Research (Benchmark 2012–13 Emerging WAN Trends) estimates that number to be close to 50%.  That’s 50% of businesses migrating to Internet for WAN. And why is that happening? Enterprises […]

April 8, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

#CiscoChampion Radio S1|Ep8 IWAN

#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) Listen to the Podcast Cisco Subject Matter Expert: Hugo Vliegen, Director of Technical Marketing Highlights: How IWAN benefits business IWAN and Security IWAN […]

April 2, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN)

In the last three weeks, I have been to two Cisco Events. The first was in Munich (Halbergmoos), which was a dedicated IWAN Workshop in the Cisco Offices and the second was the Cisco Network Innovation Summit in Berlin. I was inspired about the technology and the possibilities of IWAN. What the heck is IWAN? […]

March 3, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Delivering Application Optimization for Office 365

We in IT are faced with many challenges from our end users.  From IT costs to application performance, while always keeping an eye on our network security posture.  This reminds me of a sign on the wall of my auto mechanic’s shop: Good, Fast, Low-cost. I was always told I am allowed to pick only […]