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 […]
IWAN Wed: Get 2X Bandwidth with PfR
As part of our IWAN series, I wanted to provide a deeper dive into PfR. Why PfR? It is a fundamental feature that helps customers protect critical apps while increasing bandwidth utilization. I think it is fair to say, every organization can benefit tremendously from this powerful capability. PfR or Performance Routing is a feature […]
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...
UCS E-Series: The Survivability Guide | Inside the Branch
It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway): reliability is important, as well as ensuring that you have a backup plan to continue that reliability. Just yesterday as I was embarking on my 50-mile commute into the office, I discovered that one of my car tires was completely flat. A spare tire, a standard […]
UCS E-Series: A Platform for Innovation | Inside the Branch
We’re in November now, so of course it’s getting chilly outside – even here in California! This means the holidays are right around the corner and retailers are gearing up for their busiest time of year. A growing trend these days is that more than half of holiday shoppers with smartphones plan to use these […]
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 […]
Is Your WAN Ready For iOS7? 2 Steps You Should Take To Identify and Tame Applications
If you have an iPhone or you are due for a mobile phone refresh, you would have tuned into Apple’s announcement on the new iPhones as well as the new OS, iOS7. I’ve had my iPhone4 for more than 3 years now so it definitely is decision time. While we, as the phones’ users, are […]
AVC You in Orlando: There’s nothing Mickey Mouse about AVC!
I hope everyone is getting excited to take the Journey to the Sunshine State and have packed a few sets of mouse ears. A quick blog post this week as I have already run out of puns. I’d like to encourage you all to check out our Application Visibility and Control (AVC) partners at Cisco […]
Rule the World of Application QoS with Cisco AVC and ActionPacked! Networks
What if you could apply application based Quality of Service (QoS) with just a couple clicks? Seriously. If you’ve read this far, I’ll tell you: ActionPacked! Networks, a Cisco Developer Network (CDN) registered partner, recently hosted my colleague, Bob Nusbaum for an awesome webinar and demo. Bob described Cisco’s perspective on the future of routing – it’s […]