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Traversing the Internet’s Middle Mile

“Middle mile” loosely refers to the network segment between local access and destination network.

From the perspective of a potential customer, it might refer to whatever happens between its connection with the service provider and its application in the cloud.

All About 2021's SD-WAN Revolution

SD-WAN's core promise of optimizing network performance through load balancing—and cutting costs by integrating internet into the WAN—has proven attractive. And it's helped the service take root among many large enterprise network teams.

What SD-WAN Features Do WAN Professionals Actually Want?

The landscape for SD-WAN vendors is vast. While the core features of SD-WAN are generally consistent, vendors vary on additional features, security, deployment models, and pricing structures.

Our SD-WAN Research Service details the different service features and pricing available across SD-WAN vendors.

Wholesale Pricing and the WAN

While a fifteen-year friendship with Greg is not a prerequisite for guests on the pod, it sure makes for good conversation. 

To kick off Season 3 of the WAN Manager Podcast, Greg calls on longtime colleague Rob Schult—who also happens to be a Research Director here at TeleGeography—to draw the connection between the wholesale market and the enterprise retail market.

What should IT infrastructure and sourcing teams pay attention to in the wholesale market most? 

WAN Pricing Over Time

We've written before about how prices vary by geography. 

Well, it almost goes without saying that they also change over time.

The Geography of WAN Pricing

Product pricing is a key factor in deciding when and where to use MPLS, DIA, broadband, or other network connectivity services at each site.

But today we want to focus on the "where."

Underlay Changes: MPLS vs. DIA Pricing

In the past few decades, the corporate WAN has undergone a few massive reformations.

Optimizing Hybrid WAN Costs With SD-WAN

Our analysis has taken us through a tour of the SD-WAN market, types of providers, service features, and pricing.

Today we apply SD-WAN prices to a hypothetical model of a global WAN to explore how different network configurations paired with SD-WAN can affect total WAN costs.

Enhanced Internet Backbone for a Multi-cloud and Hybrid WAN Era

As workload migration to the cloud becomes the standard, enterprises are redesigning their WAN backbones to ameliorate internet performance.

However, improving your internet performance isn’t so easy-breezy when you're wrestling with unknowns—like the perfect combination of broadband and direct internet access or the right ISPs to modernize your network with.

TeleGeography Senior Manager Greg Bryan will join Singtel on December 1 at 10:30 a.m. SGT for a live discussion on this topic.

The Home Office Isn't Going Away. What Does That Mean for WAN Managers?

We were overdue to talk about what the future of hybrid work looks like—and what it means for WAN managers.

But our trusty WAN Forum team is on top of it. On Tuesday they invited some experts to gather and talk through the major work-from-home considerations that linger as some employees start to head back into the office and others continue to operate remotely.