- January 20, 2010
Optimizing wide-area network (WAN) performance is a never-ending task for WAN managers, and the job only gets more complicated as technology evolves.
- January 15, 2010
With its 3500 series appliance, open source router vendor Vyatta hopes to convince network engineers that an appliance based on off-the-shelf server hardware can serve as an enterprise's WAN edge router.
- January 13, 2010
Rather than build a new WAN after a merger, a Dutch dairy cooperative is waiting out old contracts and slowly transitioning to managed MPLS-based services from one global WAN service provider.
- January 06, 2010
For many enterprises with remote workers, collaboration tools are a godsend. But without wide area network (WAN) accelerators, the technology that giveth also taketh away -- slowing the WAN for users repeatedly downloading huge shared files from ...
- December 16, 2009
Deploying a group of Palo Alto next-generation firewalls allowed IDT Corp. to decommission dozens of weak legacy firewalls and simplify WAN security management.
- December 09, 2009
Network managers can do everything right but still get burned when a WAN service provider doesn't. A retail chain is protecting itself by using a WAN controller that enables WAN load balancing and link bonding that can ease the pains of latency and ...
- December 02, 2009
As CARFAX's growth outpaced its ability to manage its changing needs, the enterprise took a chance on a startup that focuses on application delivery controllers -- and hasn't looked back.
- November 25, 2009
As frame relay, ATM and other legacy WAN architectures fade away, enterprises are moving toward hybrid WAN networks that consist of both Ethernet services and MPLS IP VPNs. It all depends on the nature of the enterprise and how much control it wants...
- November 04, 2009
As long as application development and networking groups operate with a separate silo mentality, an enterprise's wide area network (WAN) is bound to suffer from application latency. But if network administrators want to avoid asking their CIOs to ...
- October 28, 2009
Wide area network (WAN) managers need to think less like techies and more like business strategists when deciding whether to power the WAN with one or multiple service providers. Enterprises have to decide how much risk they can tolerate and weigh ...
- October 21, 2009
Cisco's next-generation integrated services routers (ISRs) offer more service capacity, faster WAN speeds and branch office video capabilities.
- October 13, 2009
Investing in a WAN link controller that combines link failover and network load balancing has freed New Orleans researchers from burning the midnight oil just to transfer files.
- October 07, 2009
In a flu pandemic emergency, millions of people could be stuck at home for weeks at a time. Companies must prepare their wide-area networks to support increases in remote workers. When doing this, network engineers mustn't overlook security. And ...
- October 05, 2009
In an era of tight budgets, a shortage of skilled staff and increasing network demands, WAN managed services are looking better as an option to help eliminate management and support stress on a company's IT department. There are also some ...
- September 30, 2009
Manual management of telecom expenses is too old school. Network engineers tasked with managing their wide-area networks more efficiently and at lower cost should consider telecom expense management software and services. Savings of 10% to 30% are ...