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 […]
Verizon Becomes the First Service Provider To Offer Cisco IWAN
Verizon Becomes the First Service Provider to Offer Cisco IWAN Today, Verizon announced a new software-defined WAN service, becoming the first global carrier to incorporate Software Defined-WAN as a key component of their managed network service offers. We are excited that Verizon has chosen Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) as the foundation for this new service, […]
Secrets to Ensuring Application Performance at the Branch
Ensuring application experience at the branch is a daunting task. IT must look beyond traditional WAN challenges (like bandwidth, transport type, and speed) to applications experience. As time-to-market becomes a pillar of enterprise’s competitive advantages, application experience is key to ensuring fast service and high customer satisfaction. In today’s connected world, users demand instant connectivity […]
Looking for cost savings? Start with the branch.
Our 2013 IT Impact Survey highlighted the importance of collaboration between business leaders and IT as trends like BYOD, data center consolidation and Cloud applications put more pressure on the network. Why collaborate? The survey highlighted that 34% of application roll outs over the prior 12 months were delayed because of not enough budget. You […]
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 […]
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 […]
Why Should I Care About Hybrid Networking?
When customers ask me why they should care about hybrid networks, I ask them the following questions. Did the number of mobile devices in your enterprise increase? Did the number of applications on your datacenter increase? Do your employees and guests expect to stay continuously connected while in the office? If the answer is yes […]
Megatrends: Does the network care about the application?
With several key applications moving to the clouds, how do our customers ensure application performance? What if they deploy for instance Public or Private Hosted solutions or hybrid WAN, how do they ensure application experience? Today, we all see more and more new delivery models such as Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud or Public Cloud, new […]