IWAN Wed: How Glue Networks Improves the IWAN Experience with PfR
Network optimization is a touchy subject for many in the IT world, and a particularly thorny issue for the Wide Area Network (WAN). The idea that the network architecture as designed cannot meet the needs of tomorrow is the cause of much discussion, anxiety and in some cases, gnashing of teeth. However, the reality is […]
Enforcing Application SLAs over Hybrid Networks
In the world of IT, we drive toward operational consistency for greater efficiency and improved security. If everything runs the same across all our locations, it’s much easier to train staff and manage the network. However, operational consistency may not provide the flexibility IT needs to keep up with ever changing business priorities that require […]
Increasing Business Investments and IT Opportunities
As business groups increase their technology investments and gain more access to new technologies and consumption models, IT’s balance between operational excellence and innovation is shifting. Technical innovation can now happen anywhere. This change presents a huge opportunity for IT to drive innovation in new ways. So which organizations are seizing this opportunity? To find […]
IWAN Starter Kit and CiscoChampions
Over the weekend I had a brief twitter chat with someone who mentioned he had been wondering 'what the heck is IWAN?' (I'm paraphrasing here) and...
Designing the Next Generation Branch for Business Impact
There is no denying the changing role of IT. The traditional...
A Brave New World for IT: Internet as WAN
Today’s IT organizations are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Most face an avalanche of new bandwidth requirements hitting their networks, yet too few resources to support the business’ needs. In 2013, three out of four organizations will not have any additional wide area network (WAN) budget (Nemertes Research). That means 75% of […]