Cloud

How Enterprises Are Implementing NaaS (And Leaving MPLS)

While NaaS and the middle mile are still fairly new concepts, they're not new to the WAN Manager Podcast.

In episodes past, you've seen—or rather, heard—us shine a spotlight on the framework, concept, market players, and products available.

So let's look at things from another perspective.

Untying the Gordian Knot, Unlocking Your Future Network

The TeleGeography team began benchmarking networks almost a decade ago. (Time flies when you're having fun!)

Back then, the big use case was making sure that carrier and customer were on the same page about how much MPLS and access prices had fallen over the life of a contract—and how far prices would probably fall in the next several years.

Dedicated Cloud Connectivity Pricing, Demystified

Major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) offer dedicated, private network connections to their services. These connections complement enterprise WANs with secure, high-performance connectivity.

Today, we'll examine dedicated connection pricing.

Considering Cloud Connectivity Providers

If you’re an enterprise network manager in need of a dedicated cloud connection service, you’re in luck; you’ve got a wide array of service providers and locations to choose from. 

You could set up a link directly with the cloud provider, but why not use a third-party—such as a carrier, colocation provider, or connectivity specialist?

The question then changes. Who are you going to choose? And where will you set up your connections? This often depends on the location of your enterprise WAN in relation to the cloud providers’ regions or data centers.

In this analysis, we’ll explore the options available to network managers—to help them connect to cloud provider networks and to map where these cloud on-ramps and regions are located.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Middle Mile?

Coevolve CTO Ciaran Roche is back on the pod. And he's in the hot seat to discuss how middle mile solutions are selected to solve real-world enterprise WAN issues.

Data Centers and Digital Transformation

When it comes to the cloud and digital transformation of the enterprise, it's always useful to come back to the fact that physical geography matters to our digital world.

Where Is the Cloud Moving in 2022 and Beyond?

It can be hard to encapsulate what's going on in the data center market at any given point in time.

There's so much happening in so many places, driven by so many different factors.

But never fear, Jon Hjembo is here—with the development trends and pricing expectations that he delivered during his review of the interconnection sector at PTC '22. 

Understanding the Multicloud-Verse of Madness

We're going to talk about the cloud. More specifically, cloud outages and how to avoid them and mitigate their impacts.

There's no way we can dig into this topic without touching on multicloud strategies.

What Problem is the Middle Mile Trying to Solve?

As global enterprises become more reliant on cloud—and start to break away or reduce their traditional MPLS circuits—the “middle mile” of the internet is coming into focus. 

Today, I want to examine the use cases that vendors hope to address through middle mile network services. (And their basic value proposition.)

Corporate Data Center Geography, Explained

With the explosion of cloud applications in the corporate network and the shift to local internet breakouts, it's more important than ever for WAN managers to understand where their data centers sit.