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Wargaming Your WAN: Aggregator Broadband & SD-WAN

Elizabeth here again. I’m back for our seventh installment on wargaming your wide area network. This is the series in which we build a hypothetical network, make a bunch of noteworthy changes, chart the results, and then tell you everything we learned.

Three Facts About Network Benchmarking

If we were to take our blog and make one of those word clouds that you saw at every tech summit in the mid-aughts (or on many an inspirational Pinterest board, for that matter), there's one word that would be pretty big. Benchmarking.

WAN Wargaming: What Happens When You Leave MPLS Behind?

Welcome back to our blog series on “wargaming” WAN configurations to see how product choice can affect site bandwidth and total WAN costs. If you’re just joining us, it’s probably worth going back to the beginning

When we last left off, my colleague Elizabeth Thorne covered minimizing MPLS down to the core offices. The next couple of entries, however, are going to focus on the radicals. Yes, the daring folks who decide to leave behind MPLS and go full internet.

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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Our new e-book contains everything you wanted to know about network benchmarking.

Probably a few extra things, too.

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.