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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

WAN Challenges Are Overwhelming IT
August 4, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

A recent survey from Dimensional Research found that nearly all respondents are facing multiple WAN security and management challenges. Network complexity is the underlying challenge for most respondents, which they’re aware of, but not addressing. The top three challenges all involve supporting branch offices: Managing devices, mitigating security risks and deploying new solutions at branch
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IT support teams are keeping up with cloud

IT Support Technology and Teams Get More Advanced
August 2, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

“Help, I need somebody!” That refrain from one of the songs that powered the Beatles to long-ago pop music success is the perpetual lament of anyone who’s ever run into a brick wall at work with computer or hardware, WiFi access, or a host of other potentially challenging activities. For years, the IT support help
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

IoT and Globalization Put Networking in Spotlight
July 28, 2017 by

Industry Insights

Networking association MEF started the push toward SD-WAN standards recently. It’s a sign of the maturity of the technology, which is becoming a part of more organizations’ network infrastructures. MEF is developing a lifecycle service orchestration framework and open APIs, with the goal of consistency around communicating among SD-WAN components. Several leading SD-WAN vendors are
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Enforce QoS while you wait for SDN

Holding Out Hope for SDN? How to Enforce QoS in the Meantime
July 27, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

For every new technology, there’s that initial excitement that makes you think “this is the innovation that will break the Gartner Hype Cycle.” But time and time again, there’s a gap between innovation hype and practical implementation. There’s no better example of this gap than the case of software-defined networking (SDN). The concept has been
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SD-WAN adoption needs a checklist

6 Tips for Better SD-WAN Adoption
July 25, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Emerging technologies are making it easier for IT teams to manage the remote offices under their control. SD-WAN deployment is growing quickly, and so are remote locations, which are increasingly a part of many distributed businesses in a whole variety of industries. At its simplest, SD-WAN pairs multiple existing networks and routes their traffic depending
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

The Digital Network Revolution Is Here
July 21, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Check out this research showing how digital transformation is affecting companies with remote and branch offices. The EMA Research study found that 83% of enterprises are increasing their number of WAN-connected sites, and in 84% of enterprises, the number of network-connected devices is also increasing at remote sites. A majority of businesses surveyed—74%—are also making
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Can Emerging Network Technologies Solve IT’s Problems?
July 14, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

One of our favorite topics around here is obviously network performance. This take on upgrading network performance looks at the big picture of networking today to see where improvements might happen. Throughput and security have traditionally been the two big considerations in network performance, but others now include policy-based approaches, flexible infrastructure and capacity. The
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IT pricing models have changed from capex to opex

Capex vs. Opex for IT Spending
July 10, 2017 by

Cloud Computing, Industry Insights

The cloud offers many attractive alternatives for businesses and their IT teams looking for flexibility and quick deployment of all kinds of applications, large and small. But existing budget patterns—with a strong bias toward ownership (capex) rather than consumption-as-needed (opex)—means IT is stuck shopping for tools in an old-school way. Old habits and work styles
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

Legacy Networks Have Some Catching Up to Do
July 7, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

Are you using multicloud in your enterprise? No? Are you sure about that? This look at multicloud notes that many businesses are actually using multicloud without knowing it, citing an IDC study that 95% of businesses are using multiple public and private clouds. This unknown use of multicloud is a sort of outgrowth of shadow
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AppNeta's weekly roundup of networking, cloud and SaaS market news.

SD-WAN Won’t Push MPLS Out
June 30, 2017 by

Industry Insights, Networking Technology

It may have seemed for a moment there that MPLS was on its way out as SD-WAN came onto the scene and businesses with remote locations used more public internet. That’s probably not the case, though. A recent Nemertes Research survey found that about 21% of organizations are deploying some kind of SD-WAN technology. Notably,
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