SD WAN: Technologies Wonderful Conundrum

Brandon Fogliano Network Performance, Uncategorized

Almost everyone has heard the term SD WAN, or software defined wide area networking, but most still are not totally sure what it is all about.  An “SD WAN Conundrum” as I like to call it, leads to many questions. Similar to when the word “cloud” became popular, businesses may wonder: What is this vague magical word, what can it …

Say Goodbye to Microsoft’s Windows 7

Brett Harney Application Performance, Network Performance, Network Security

On January 14, 2020 — Microsoft’s support for Windows 7 will cease. That means no more updates or fixes, including security fixes after January 14. What does end of support mean? If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC may become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and …

Is SD-WAN for you?

Brett Harney Application Performance, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Network Performance, Unified Communications

Listen to what your business is telling you. With the deluge of cloud applications today – Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Unified Communications (UC) solutions, and much more – we’re asking a lot of our traditional networks. WANs are being pushed to their limits, carrying increasing amounts of data to and from multiple branch offices to mobile users, and to the …

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Thinking about network services? Ask these 5 questions first

Brett Harney Application Performance, Network Performance

Most companies have built their traditional network architecture in a piecemeal approach over the years, starting at the corporate office and then expanding to the branch office. Network managers selected the most reliable and most cost-effective internet connections possible for each location. This approach worked well when teams were small and internet speeds were ‘good enough’ to connect back to …