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From ARPANET to AWS with Cloud Express: A Little Network History

Today, we use the cloud for everything: downloading music, storing photos, keeping current in our social circles and more. Businesses also are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to run applications on pay-per-use infrastructure now that secure options are available for compute, storage and network elements. It might seem like the cloud has always been around, but that is not the case. In fact, the cloud as we know it today, was actually the culmination of many events over the past five ... Read More »

Bring the best public cloud applications to your private MPLS network

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Many companies have let concerns about unpredictable levels of performance, security and reliability keep them from taking advantage of low-cost, scalable and ubiquitous cloud resources for applications that really matter. The risk, thus far, simply hasn’t been worth the potential reward. Here are some examples of how the public cloud can negatively impact business applications: Performance 1/10th of a second or faster than the blink of an eye is the upper limit of when an end user starts to feel ... Read More »

Fewer Pipes, More Strategy

Customers have high expectations for a business’ applications no matter if they are on-premise or in the cloud. How users experience the performance, reliability and availability of these applications impacts both the employees’ experiences and the company’s brand through its customers’ experiences. In the past, the initial reaction of network and IT leaders was to increase their bandwidth to solve the performance or reliability issues; however, easy to implement, lower cost solutions may solve the same issues. Consider this: As ... Read More »

The Bandwidth Bottleneck

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For the past few months, my colleagues and I have been traveling the country, hosting CIO dinners. We do so to learn about key issues and trends and to provide a venue for CIOs to share experiences with their peers. Lots of good food but even better conversations. Not surprisingly, those conversations often started with all the projects under way to address PCI 3.0, including EMV, tokenization, and encryption.  What I learned is that although approaches may vary, everyone is ... Read More »

Which WAN is Right for Your Business – Google Hangout

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Join us on Wednesday June 3rd at 1pm eastern time for an interactive discussion on wide area network technologies and how to determine which is the right WAN for your business.  If you’d like to watch this Google Hangout and ask questions during the live event you can register here.  Alternatively come back on or after June 3rd to this blog post and watch the replay here! Businesses with operations distributed across multiple, geographically dispersed locations have an increasingly critical need ... Read More »