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Wargaming an MPLS Core Hybrid: How to do SD-WAN Without Losing MPLS

Howdy folks, Greg is out on vacation (adventuring in the magical kingdom of Orlando, Florida) so I will be filling in for a bit to continue our series on “wargaming” WAN scenarios.

Adding SD-WAN, Keeping MPLS

My wife has a brutal Northern Virginia commute; she drives about 80 miles a day. Recently, we decided it was time for a new car for her.

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Wargaming Your WAN: MPLS-Broadband Edition

Hello and welcome to the third entry in our series about wargaming WAN configuration scenarios. We’ve made it to the MPLS-broadband edition!

Before we continue: if you haven’t read the previous entries where I introduce our hypothetical WAN and then add local internet breakouts with DIA, it probably makes sense to do that before you dive into this one. (This scenario mirrors our last, but replaces DIA with ISP-sourced business broadband.)

Adopting Local Internet Breakouts in an MPLS-DIA Hybrid WAN

Welcome to the second entry in this series on “wargaming” WAN scenarios to make sure you’re getting the most bandwidth bang for your buck. 

If you didn’t read the set-up to the series, please go back and check that out. This will all make a lot more sense if you do.

The first actual scenario we’re going to tackle is adopting local internet breakouts in an MPLS-DIA hybrid WAN. Let’s dive in.

Setting the Standard for SD-WAN

SD-WAN technology is evolving rapidly. With new technological developments, service offerings, and marketing promises, how does the industry start to sing from the same songbook? And how do consumers wade through ever-changing tech speak?

MEF—the industry association comprised of companies that share an interest in connectivity services—has these questions on their mind.

Why Should You Model WAN Costs? Our New Blog Series Will Show You.

I recently finished Seveneves by science fiction author and telecom enthusiast Neal Stephenson.

This book tells the story of near-future humanity struggling to survive after the moon explodes and threatens to end all life on Earth. The scientific and military elite game out their way forward, running models to identify scenarios with the highest probability of survival.

This brings me to wide area networking.

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This Feature is Driving SD-WAN Vendor Selection

At our 2019 WAN Summit New York we polled our audience on their WAN design, network security, how they benchmark network spending, and much more.

Per usual, we learned a lot.

The Tricky Geography of Enterprise Network Services

It's impossible for every carrier to connect to every city in their customers’ networks. At the end of the day, not all services are available everywhere.

So what does the geographic coverage of enterprise network services actually look like?