Jun 20, 2024

How Are Network Pros Integrating Cloud and Networking-as-a-Service?

As cloud adoption becomes increasingly necessary for multinational enterprises, networks are becoming more complex. They now need to connect not just corporate offices to each other, but to various cloud providers at optimal locations.

Jun 17, 2024

We Asked WAN Managers About SD-WAN + SASE

With the release of our new WAN Manager Survey intel, it was only a matter of time before we got to the s-words: SD-WAN and SASE. 

Earlier this month, we mentioned both buzzwords in our breakdown of major survey findings. Today I want to spend a little more time with these technologies.

And don't worry, dear readers. There will totally be charts.

Jun 13, 2024

Pssst. What Does Your Network Configuration Look Like?

Enterprises have embraced hybrid networks.

The expansion of SD-WAN, the benefits of having local internet breakouts for cloud services, and the evolution of network security tools have led more enterprises to employ multiple underlay products.

Jun 6, 2024

Seven Findings From Our Latest WAN Manager Survey

With a new normal of hybrid work established, trends in network services are once again changing. But unlike the shifts we saw in 2020, this time trends are fueled by technology and innovation—not huge outside forces like a global pandemic.

Apr 25, 2024

Are You Paying the Right Price for Global Connectivity?

The enterprise wide area network (WAN) market is in a state of flux, forcing multinational corporations to rethink how they design and source their networks.

Apr 23, 2024

Find the Right SD-WAN Vendor With Our Free 2024 Guide

It’s been almost a decade since SD-WAN burst onto the scene, and the service is undeniably a critical component of today’s enterprise WAN. 

The core benefits associated with SD-WAN technology are consistent across all provider offerings—reduced cost and network complexity, ease of upgrades and policy changes, increased flexibility and network performance, and increased visibility into application performance.

But a dizzying array of SD-WAN service options still remain in the market.

Providers continue to add new service and security features to distinguish themselves in a crowded marketplace. And this multitude of different service options are reflected in the range of reported prices in the market.

Luckily, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: TeleGeography’s 2024 SD-WAN Vendor Guide.

Mar 28, 2024

Let’s Get Physical: Where Do Carriers Offer Network Services to Enterprises?

The geographic coverage of carriers’ enterprise network services varies significantly.

Not every carrier connects to every city in their customers’ networks, and not all services are available everywhere.

When narrowing down the universe of potential suppliers, enterprises must first consider how their geographic requirements overlap a potential service provider’s physical network. They then must determine if the specific data services they require are enabled at each of the service providers’ PoPs.

The WAN Services Coverage analysis—one section of our Cloud and WAN Research—examines carrier network connectivity and service availability from a geographic perspective.

Keep reading for a sneak peek of our latest findings.

Mar 14, 2024

Explaining the Internet Through the Lifecycle of a YouTube Video

Last week, we wrapped up a five-part podcast special that literally explains how the internet works.

This series describes precisely how data moves around the world, covering the basics of internettransport networksdata centers, the cloud, and WAN along the way.

At the end of each episode, I thought it would be fun to relate what we talked about to a real world example: the lifecycle of a YouTube video.

To paint the full picture, I've compiled each piece of the story here. Keep reading to find out how a video goes from one camera to millions of screens around the world.

Jan 25, 2024

Why Do You Need a New Network Security Posture?

“Enterprises have shifted connectivity to the internet, mostly with DIA. This changes the security environment away from private MPLS to the best-efforts public internet.”

Last week, Senior Manager of Enterprise Research Greg Bryan joined Ciena's Brian Lavallée for a live webinar all about submarine cables and security.

For his part, Greg described how the enterprise network has shifted in the last few years, how carriers and enterprises have responded to these changes, and why geography matters in network security.

Nov 7, 2023

Why 4G Is Still Relevant for Enterprise Connectivity

This week on TeleGeography Explains the Internet, we welcome SmartCIC CEO Toby Forman to the show.