DMVPN

March 31, 2015

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Bringing Up a New Branch Site the Easy Way with Prime Infrastructure – Part 1

If you have a need to set up networking for a new satellite clinic, a bank branch, a retail store or any other branch site, you probably have a lot of pressure to do it fast. After all, branches are where business actions take place. Did you know that branch locations and users consume 70% […]

January 18, 2015

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Security or Hybrid WAN’s? Do you need to choose?

Security is hot topic on everyone’s mind and for IT it is a constant challenge to stay ahead of the latest threats and vulnerabilities that their organizations face on a daily basis. Take a quick look at the news and it won’t take you long to find an article talking about the latest cyber attack […]

November 18, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Have questions about Hybrid WANs? Quiz the Cisco Geeks!

These are just a few of the many questions that were asked on the webinar ‘How to Deliver Uncompromising Branch Application Performance‘: Would DMVPN also allow me to easily integrate networks using multiple MPLS providers? Is there a specific router model, IOS required for a PfRv3 branch controller and master controller? Can you explain how […]

September 30, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

Hybrid WAN Requires Advanced Network Services

A few weeks back, Gartner analyst Bjarne Munch stated, “Internet and MPLS play an equally important role for enterprise connectivity. Network planners must establish a unified WAN with strong integration between these two networks to avoid performance problems.”[i] So, why should IT move to a hybrid WAN architecture? What are the benefits? #1 – Control […]

August 12, 2014

PERSPECTIVES

Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) Setup.

Since DMVPN has been added to the CCIE v5 BluePrint (http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/docs/ccieRS_Lab5.pdf) I figured that now was just as good of a time as any to write this blog. DMVPN stands for Dynamic Multipoint VPN and it is an effective solution for dynamic secure overlay networks. DMVPN is combination of the following technologies: Multipoint GRE (mGRE) […]

April 9, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

IWAN Wed: Securing Your Transport Independence with DMVPN

In my last blog I talked about the value of Pfr to the IWAN solution. This week I wanted to talk about DMVPN and why it is going to be a critical component of your IWAN deployment. Your IWAN topology will most likely consist of one or more internet connections which means that your data […]

March 5, 2014

ENTERPRISE NETWORKS

IWAN Wed: What is Intelligent WAN?

Imagine that you have several branch offices that are using WAN demanding applications like Salesforce.com, Office 365, Virtual Desktops, Video Teleconferencing and more.  You are using those expensive MPLS/VPN WAN connections as you don’t want to risk it and probably because when you started to work there it was already there and … why mess […]