Wan

Citing Our WAN Sources

In our latest episode of the WAN Manager Podcast, we dig into sourcing. Our listeners know that we often discuss the migration of large enterprises away from one or two global suppliers for a mostly MPLS network to a novel mix of transport types and suppliers. This is especially true due to changing trends in cloud migration, SD-WAN, and security.

Nailing Down Network-as-a-Service

Our data shows that a majority of enterprises have more than one IaaS provider. For SaaS, that number can be dozens, hundreds, even more. And most have moved the majority of their data centers off corporate premises to some kind of shared facility.

This means most companies are dealing with multi-cloud connectivity in some shape or form; WAN managers of course have to handle that from a performance and cost perspective.

TeleGeography Deep Dives: Cloud and WAN Geography

The enterprise WAN is increasingly built on an underlay, using various transport services from a variety of providers. So it's more crucial than ever to understand the footprint geography of your carriers, ISPs, NaaS providers, and cloud service providers.

We've got you covered. On Thursday, June 17 we're assembling a team of experts for a morning roundup of all things cloud and WAN geography.

Submarine Cables: It's Not Bitcoin

We often say that we'll be taking a "deep dive" into an issue at the beginning of our WAN Manager Podcasts. Today we almost mean that literally, as Greg welcomes TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin to talk about submarine cables.

I'm Just the Middle Mile Man

We're going back to the middle. The middle mile, that is.

Like many telecom terms, this is one that you might have to follow up with “what exactly do you mean by that?”

What Role Will MPLS Play in the Future of the WAN?

The average enterprise network had MPLS running at 82% of sites in 2018. That fell to just 58% in 2020. About one-third of those networks have active backups for their MPLS service—a quarter of them have passive backups.

Looking at these numbers, we have to ask: what role will MPLS play in the WAN moving forward?

WAN Manager Survey Data: Let's Do The Time (Series) Warp

In today's episode of the WAN Manager Podcast, Greg is joined by Analyst Elizabeth Thorne to dig into our latest WAN Manager Survey data.

From SD-WAN adoption stats to network configuration preferences and MPLS trends, the pair covers a lot of ground. If you want to learn more about the survey, the people who take it, how we run it, and what the top-level findings are from our newest batch of data, punch that play button.

The Art of Zen and Network Monitoring

Look alive. Our latest episode of the WAN Manager Podcast is all about network monitoring.

SmartNICs, Explained

Most of our listeners are probably familiar with network interface cards (NICs, if you're savvy). But what about SmartNICs?

Virtual Event: The WAN Evolution Meets the Cloud Generation

We like to keep our readers up to speed on virtual events and conversations that might be of interest. So mark your calendar for April 8 at 11 a.m. EDT/8 a.m. PDT, because we're teaming up with our friends at Netskope to host a discussion on the WAN evolution.