Deploying an SD-WAN proof-of-concept is easy. But what happens when you want to take it to a hundred or more sites? Where are the case studies? Tom Hollingsworth looks at how Acadia Healthcare took SD-WAN to 60% of their sites and what lessons they learned from their experience.
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This is post 2 of 2 in the series “First Five” 1. Phishing TL;DR: Don’t click on the link! Don’t open that attachment. We’ve all been there: email from from someone we know; attachment that looks legit; click; Oh no! Now what? And phishing attacks have gotten more subtle and sophisticated. The most common type […]
REI is a very well-known company in the outdoor gear space. They have 153 stores all over the world and are a respected leader in retail. They’re also a trailblazer in adoption of SD-WAN, as their recent plan to roll out Viptela SD-WAN appliances to their stores demonstrated. In a presentation for FutureWAN 18, Adam Burton, Rich Russell, and Mayra Guia detailed their reasons for moving to SD-WAN to increase stability and ease of use, standardize on protocols, and gain visibility and reporting into their wide network of retail stores.
For this week’s IT Origins interview, we had the privilege to learn how Network Collective Co-Founder Jordan Martin got his start in IT. The interview covers why enterprise infrastructure is not a solved problem, the encouragement around network disaggregation, and Chuck Yeager’s Advanced Flight Trainer.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino review the IT news of the week. This week, there’s a bunch of government related stories. The Treasury delays voting on the Qualcomm-Broadcom merger, regulating ICOs, on-premises Azure for government, and the Pentagon’s troubled cloud migration.
Two-factor authentication seems like a classic example of sacrificing convenience for security. But for Rich Stroffolino, it’s actually a productivity strategy.
Automation and orchestration are key topics that are driving conversations around SDN and other IT ideas. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at each through the lens of top-down vs. bottom-up methodology and why each has a place in your environment.
Dong Ngo is an IT Consultant and writer at Dong Knows Tech. From 1999 through 2017, he was an Editor at CNET.com, covering the storage and networking beats. This interview provided some fascinating perspective into what we assume is significant technology. Dong shares his journey from a small village in Vietnam to moving to San Francisco in the 1990s.
For this week’s IT Origins interview, we spoke with Nick Bowie, a Senior Technical Account Manager with VMware. Make sure to checkout how he’s seen IT change since the 90s, why he’s throwing Australia shade, and the power of Quake LAN parties in an IT career.