• 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • An introduction to WiMax

    This article will help you understand how WiMax works and examines the role that it might play in environments looking to benefit from wireless mobility.  Continue Reading

  • How to save money on carrier services

    Carrier services are major contributors to IT costs, but you can significantly lower those costs by negotiating with your WAN service providers. Here we list the top questions that can help save money when preparing an RFP and negotiating with ...  Continue Reading

  • WAN spending: Bright spots for 2009

    Enterprise WAN network spending and planning will be challenging in 2009; that's for certain. But according to a CIMI Corporation survey of 277 enterprise users, there may be some bright spots in the otherwise dismal picture. Companies revealed that...  Continue Reading

  • The effects of SOA and mashups on the WAN

    Service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application mashups offer enterprises the flexibility and efficiency they need, but they can have unforeseen effects on the network. Learn about the application performance and traffic issues that SOA and ...  Continue Reading

  • Deploying efficient WAN application management

    WAN-based enterprise applications require a detailed roadmap to create a solid backbone for efficient business operations. And companies go to great lengths to lay out such a roadmap. Yet despite good intentions and, more importantly, well-conceived...  Continue Reading

  • Configure network monitoring for optimal performance

    Networking monitoring systems can use a lot of bandwidth to accomplish their task of monitoring the network. The more devices you monitor and the more up-to-date you want that monitoring to be, the more bandwidth your monitoring system will eat away...  Continue Reading