Elizabeth Thorne

Elizabeth Thorne is a Research Analyst at TeleGeography. Her work is focused on enterprise network research.

Recent Posts

What SD-WAN Features Do WAN Professionals Actually Want?

The landscape for SD-WAN vendors is vast. While the core features of SD-WAN are generally consistent, vendors vary on additional features, security, deployment models, and pricing structures.

This excerpt from our SD-WAN Research Service details the different service features and pricing available across SD-WAN vendors.

The Geography of WAN Pricing

Product pricing is a key factor in deciding when and where to use MPLS, DIA, broadband, or other network connectivity services at each site.

But today we want to focus on the "where."

Optimizing Hybrid WAN Costs With SD-WAN

Our analysis has taken us through a tour of the SD-WAN market, types of providers, service features, and pricing.

Today we apply SD-WAN prices to a hypothetical model of a global WAN to explore how different network configurations paired with SD-WAN can affect total WAN costs.

TeleGeography Deep Dives: Adjusting to Your New Hybrid Workforce

It's time to talk about the office.

On Tuesday, September 14, TeleGeography's WAN Forum Team is doing another Deep Dive. This time, we're bringing data on corporate plans for returning to the workplace. We'll use this info as background to discuss how WAN & IT infrastructure managers can think about the underlay.

TeleGeography Deep Dives: Cloud and WAN Geography

The enterprise WAN is increasingly built on an underlay, using various transport services from a variety of providers. So it's more crucial than ever to understand the footprint geography of your carriers, ISPs, NaaS providers, and cloud service providers.

We've got you covered. On Thursday, June 17 we're assembling a team of experts for a morning roundup of all things cloud and WAN geography.

SD-WAN Adoption is on the Rise

With the release of our latest WAN Manager Survey results comes new SD-WAN insight.

In short? The number of enterprises deploying SD-WAN increased significantly between 2018 and 2020.

WAN Managers Weigh Greatest Challenges of Remote Working

In my last post, I explored how companies are taking their workforces remote. This time around, I’d like to return to that data set and ask: what are the biggest challenges WAN managers face as offices adapt to remote work?

WAN Managers Reflect on COVID-19 Challenges, Strategies for Moving to Remote Work

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has upended every aspect of life this year, including how we travel, socialize, and work. While some promising vaccine studies look like a light at the end of the tunnel, it may still be months until some semblance of normalcy returns. 

We’ve reported on how global bandwidth and data center demand has surged in 2020, driven by the mass migration of work, school, and play to the home internet. Companies hoping to transition their workforce to remote access found their IT/network departments at the forefront of their response to the crisis.

WAN Pricing Mythbusters: Can SD-WAN Cut Your Network Spend in Half?

Welcome back to the third installment of our mythbusting series, where we break down legends in telecom pricing and see if they hold water. (Don’t miss our investigations on tall tales in local access budgeting and MPLS/DIA pricing lore.)

Five Years of SD-WAN Migration Stories, Five Takeaways

We founded the WAN Summit with the intention of creating a space where enterprise network managers and vendors could come together to discuss trends in corporate networking. While our summits cover everything the WAN touches, it’s no secret that one topic has been at the forefront of many attendees’ minds: SD-WAN.