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Lessons Learned From Season 4: Podcast Recap, Part 2

In honor of the upcoming fifth season of TeleGeography Explains the Internet, we’re running you through the highlights of all 25 episodes from Season 4, five at a time.

Revisit part one to watch clips on energy conservation in the fiber optic space, the resurgence of satellite, the changing nature of technology, and more.

Lessons Learned From Season 4: Podcast Recap, Part 1

We just wrapped up the fourth season of our podcast, TeleGeography Explains the Internet.

After three seasons focused primarily on the WAN, Senior Manager/Podcast Host Greg Bryan spent the last few months more broadly exploring the global business of connectivity with a wide range of guests.

A lot of ground was covered. In fact, if you were to binge the whole season at once, it would take around 20 hours to listen through all 25 episodes.

While that would be very impressive, we've made a highlight reel with bite-sized clips to help you catch up. Stay tuned as we work our way through the season, five episodes at a time.

Surveying the WANscape

This week, Season 4 of TeleGeography Explains the Internet ends on a high note with Junior Research Analyst Mei Harrison’s podcast debut.

As one half of our dynamic enterprise duo, Mei is the perfect person to help me talk through results from our recently published WAN Manager Survey.

AI Meets The Corporate Network

Today’s episode of TeleGeography Explains the Internet is about artificial intelligence. And for that we welcome Kannan Kothandaraman, Co-Founder and CEO at Selector AI.

Real Talk: Are WAN Managers Adopting NaaS?

As cloud adoption becomes increasingly necessary for multinational enterprises, backend networks are becoming more complex.

The introduction of X-as-a-Service products and the need for multi-cloud environments have pushed WAN managers to make changes to their current ecosystems and adopt new technologies.

Let's look at how network professionals are integrating the cloud and Networking-as-a-Service (NaaS) into their enterprise networks.

What Makes a WAN Truly Secure?

I've always known Aryaka Networks as service provider with a different approach to enterprise networks—they don’t neatly fit into categories like facilities-based carrier or managed service provider.

When Aryaka’s Chief Product Officer Renuka Nadkarni agreed to join me on TeleGeography Explains the Internet, I quickly had a list of questions mapped about their place in the WAN landscape.

SD-WAN Trends: 2020 vs. 2022

Approaching a decade since SD-WAN emerged as a networking technology, it is safe to say nearly all corporate network managers have at least heard of SD-WAN.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced IT infrastructure teams to accommodate remote work and accelerated the shift to cloud services. These changes in the underlay shifted the cybersecurity threat landscape and drove SD-WAN vendors and customers to focus more on security than ever before.

SD-WAN is becoming more complex, integrating SASE architectures and improving services to meet the needs of the WAN world. 

When we first asked our WAN Manager Survey respondents about SD-WAN in 2018, interest was high, but few respondents had installed the technology or begun the rollout process.

Over the past four years, early adopters who finished their deployments have started to assess the impact, and more enterprises than ever are in the rollout stage. We’ve looked at the enterprise SD-WAN market every two years to see what has changed and solidified.

Never Fear, the 2023 SD-WAN Guide Is Here

The SD-WAN vendor landscape has changed.

Many of the familiar faces that pioneered initial SD-WAN services have been acquired, and a host of managed SD-WAN service providers have emerged as a popular option for many enterprise customers.

So in a world where information is power, a new hero has risen to provide SD-WAN vendor knowledge to those in need: TeleGeography’s 2023 SD-WAN Guide.

WAN Configurations Are Shifting

Network underlays have been in transition as more enterprises install SD-WAN services and attempt to meet the increase in cloud traffic. Companies are looking to lower costs and increase connectivity while maintaining secure networks.

All of these changes have led to a decrease in MPLS usage, but has the decline in MPLS stalled?

Confessions of a Telecom Investor

On TeleGeography Explains the Internet, I typically interview guests who work in the telecom industry or manage telecoms at large enterprises.

Not this week!

Meet Aaron Chan, Founder and Managing Partner at Recurve Capital. As an investor in the “technology media and telecom” space—or “TMT” as they say in finance circles—Aaron has something of an outside perspective.