Enterprise

Picking Your Provider: How Carrier Selection Affects Your WAN Costs

My grandfather told stories about his days as a milkman in the 50s. To a kid growing up 30 years later, the concept seemed pretty weird. Why would someone drive to your house with your milk instead of you picking it up at the grocery store with the other food?

Introducing the WAN Manager Digest, Our New Membership for Enterprise Professionals

We've written about the cloud, the rise of SD-WAN, and networking pricing trends. And our new WAN Manager Survey is a treasure trove of analysis about the challenges faced by modern networking professionals.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could access all of this exclusive content in one spot? 

Great news. Today we're launching the WAN Manager DigestThis exclusive subscription for enterprise professionals bundles our most popular WAN resources into one easy online membership.

Survey Says: SD-WAN is Growing. Our New WAN Manager Survey Has All the Details.

We wanted to understand how modern WAN Managers were solving today's biggest challenges. We were curious to learn about preferences in network design, sourcing, SD-WAN adoption—all of it.

So we asked them.

You're Going to be Reading More About Managed SD-WAN

While independent SD-WAN vendors make their mark, traditional telecom service providers are rolling out their own managed SD-WAN offerings.

Yes, some have developed their own SD-WAN technology, but most carriers have partnered with an SD-WAN vendor to provide a managed SD-WAN option.

Enamored by the Cloud, Bogged Down by the Details: Organizing an SD-WAN Migration

A company’s information technology staff needs technology skills, sure. But don't underestimate the importance of organizational prowess.

Nowhere is this more apparent than when a company makes the decision to migrate to software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). A presentation from GE Digital Principal Architect Gary Holland and Microland Chief Technology Officer Bob Wysocki at WAN Summit London illustrated just this.

These are the Telecom Stories You Read in 2018

With a few short weeks left in the year, today we're looking back at our most-read pieces of 2018.

This year you were clicking on all things 5G, anything about the future of submarine cables, and lots of cloud content. Below are 10 of our favorite posts, perhaps including some you might have missed over the last 12 months. 

Understanding WAN Design and Managed Services in the Age of SD-WAN

There’s been huge growth in corporate internet traffic in the last seven years.

We’ve seen the adoption of public cloud and software-as-a-service applications—and the subsequent migration of business applications to the public cloud.

During our recent WAN Summit Singapore, Orange Business Services (OBS) provided a peek behind the curtain of enterprise SD-WAN rollouts in this increasingly internet-centric environment.

Detmold Sees Ongoing Benefits of 2016 SD-WAN Deployment

In 2015, SD-WAN was not the phenomenon that it is today. But David Stork, IT infrastructure manager for multi-national manufacturer Detmold Group, was motivated to explore the then-emerging technology way back when.

It all started after he asked his MPLS provider about an upgrade.

BYOD is Shifting the Security Perimeter for WAN Managers

Of all of the areas covered by the WAN Summit, cyber security has got to be one of the hottest topics.

Meet the WAN Exchange at MEF18

With 1,000 attendees from more than 275 companies, MEF18 is a major networking event for communication and cloud service providers, enterprises, government organizations, network technology suppliers, and others.

Even better, this year the Downtown Los Angeles event will feature the WAN Exchange, a bite-sized showcase of our WAN Summit conference series.