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October 10, 2014

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Expanded IWAN Management with LiveAction 4.1

LiveAction 4.1, shipped in late August, provides additional Cisco IWAN management features available with PfRv3 release, announced in July for ISR and ASR platforms. As Cisco’s preferred management solution for IWAN, LiveAction makes troubleshooting of performance routing issues easier through at-a-glance visual dashboards and simple workflows. LiveAction 4.1 leverages the scalability enhancements provided in version […]

August 6, 2014

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IWAN Wed: What’s the use for IWAN?

Cisco Intelligent WAN or IWAN is a solution from Cisco to optimize and better utilize your branch WAN connectivity. It addresses several aspects of WAN concerns like cost, security and application experience.  There are many challenges that IT is facing today in the enterprise world and I would like to address the top three in […]

IWAN Wed: What’s more important? Uptime or Cost?

“Location, Location, Location” is what you need to keep in mind for real estate in the physical world.  But in today’s enterprise environment where everything is virtual and many critical apps are in  the data center or cloud, the most important thing is connectivity. So welcome to the era of connectivity, connectivity, connectivity! As connectivity is […]

June 18, 2014

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IWAN Wed: Is FIFA supported on the ISR?

Food for thought The other day, I went to the café to grab my lunch and notice something that got me thinking of an IT problem we’re going to see more and more. I’m not a soccer sport fan but of course I am aware of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ event that is happening. […]

April 9, 2014

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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 24, 2014

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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 […]

March 5, 2014

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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 […]

February 26, 2014

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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 […]

February 19, 2014

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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 […]