• Satisfying the need for WAN speed

    Improving the performance and throughput of a WAN usually starts with a basic understanding of speed limitations and capacity. While the common view is faster is better, in the land of WANs and other areas of networking, it is all about distance, ...  Continue Reading

  • Cloud computing's impact on the network: How to prepare

    Cloud computing is catching on, but its impact on the network must be considered before companies begin running significant applications in the cloud. How data is sourced and stored, as well as how the application is distributed over the network, ...  Continue Reading

  • WAN capacity planning: Building a methodology

    Successful WAN capacity planning depends on many factors and how they work together. This article provides network managers with a starting point for understanding how to measure and predict network capacity and provides a 10-step methodology to ...  Continue Reading

  • Questions to ask to determine WAN bandwidth requirements

    When addressing bandwidth management, business and technical issues cannot be overlooked. This means that as a network manager you must identify all the key factors that affect bandwidth usage and requirements. This article walks through collecting ...  Continue Reading

  • WAN design: What to consider

    WAN design includes taking many factors into consideration. Network managers must start with business goals and technology requirements, then use techniques including discovery, network analysis, and simulation to determine the network architecture ...  Continue Reading