The cloud doesn’t have a magic wand that allows you to wave away networking planning or complexity. And sometimes your architecture isn’t going to fit perfectly into the cloud model the way that you might like. Tom Hollingsworth makes the case why you need the networking expertise of a company like Cisco Viptela to help you work around the restrictions inherent in a cloud environment.
Building out your SD-WAN solution needs to include a look at how public cloud will impact your decisions. For large companies, like Koch Business Solutions, that choice is even more complicated. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Koch is building a successful hybrid SD-WAN and public cloud deployment on Amazon AWS.
In a world of networking built on standards, the hottest new technology isn’t anywhere close to being based on them. Should SD-WAN not be deployed until it has been through the standardization process? Ethan Banks has some great thoughts about why this isn’t as big of a deal as you might think.
SD-WAN is now a technology that everyone needs to be looking at. But what if you can find someone to do all the hard work for you? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at a new SD-WAN as a Service provider, Sproute Networks, to find out how they can help.
Think about all the mundane tasks you have to do on a regular basis in your network. Wouldn’t it be nice if they were all automatic? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at Silver Peak and how they can automate at least one thing you wish you didn’t have to do.
Security in networking is a huge undertaking. You have to know what you need to know before you ever start implementation. Orhan Ergun takes a look at some of the important pieces of security in networking, specifically in SD-WAN, to help you figure out where to start before you get started.
Security has a huge impact on your WAN strategy. This becomes even more apparent when you move to an SD-WAN architecture. Jed Casey takes a look at some of the things you need to consider when looking at SD-WAN security.
SD-WAN is a simple solution for a complex problem. But are network engineers contributing to the complexity? Ethan Banks takes a look at the issue of complexity in SD-WAN and how we can eliminate some of it by making smart decisions.
MPLS is a venerable technology that has been around for a long time. SD-WAN is a new technology that is reducing the need for dedicated MPLS circuits. But will SD-WAN mean the end of MPLS? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at this protocol and analyzes if there’s still a place for MPLS in this world.
Tom Hollingsworth looks at the ways that Circle K Stores have utilized SD-WAN to reduce replacement device downtime and ensure that stores stay up and running for their customers.