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Sep 19

It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving To An SD-WAN

When I’m talking with customers, I hear about a lot of challenges their businesses experience with their legacy WANs. In particular, the network architects and administrators talk about the problems their WANs present as applications move from the data center to the cloud. The challenges occur whether it is SaaS... read more →
Sep 04
Aug 29

Scam of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud

“Hurricane Harvey hit hard and especially Houston, TX got badly flooded. The death toll is rising and you can also count on low-life cyber-scum exploiting this disaster. Disgusting. Scammers are now using the Hurricane Harvey disaster to trick people in clicking on links, on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit... read more →
Aug 29

I Thought We Had “SMART” Networks!

Well, we do, but until now, only large corporations could afford them.How did all of this get started?. First, we had “plain old telephone service” (POTS), then we had supersonic 56 kbps private lines connecting two locations. Next came faster private lines (PL) – 1.544 Mbps and multiple locations. These... read more →
Aug 23

Should you Buy an SD-WAN service?

SD-WAN services are starting to hit the market. Are they right for your organization? When we first started evaluating SD-WANs, the market was pretty straightforward. You had a few appliance (virtual and hardware) providers, a service provider and that’s about it. Today, more than 30 vendors deliver some kind of... read more →
Aug 04

SD-WAN: What is it and why you’ll use it one day

An SDN for your branch office By Brandon Butler; Senior Editor, Network World | Jun 12, 2017 1 Managing the Wide Area Network (WAN) for Redmond Inc., a supplier of industrial and commercial products – from salt that’s used to protect winter roadways to organic dairy products and health items – is an easier job... read more →
Aug 04

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Definition – What does Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) mean? Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) is a mechanism used within computer network infrastructures to speed up the time it takes a data packet to flow from one node to another. It enables computer networks to be faster and easier to manage by using short... read more →
Aug 04

What is the difference between a LAN, a MAN, and a WAN?

A LAN (local area network) is a group of computers and network devices connected together, usually within the same building. By definition, the connections must be high speed and relatively inexpensive (e.g., token ring or Ethernet). Most Indiana University Bloomington departments are on LANs. A LAN connection is a high-speed connection to... read more →
Jul 31
Jul 24

Why Cloud UC is the Way Forward?

With Cloud technology becoming something of the norm in today’s tech savvy work environments it seems that business leaders are likely to opt for Cloud-based solutions more than ever before in comparison to just a decade ago. Businesses rely on Cloud computing for a range of processes from data storage,... read more →