Monthly Archives: May 2014

Remove static routes for WAN Network fail-over and failback

Posted by:SteveRoos

Have you ever opened up a router config and you have three pages of static routes that just seem to add an ungodly amount of clutter and confusion to the configuration. Of course the other thing this does is slows down troubleshooting any sort of router or network issue. The most basic rule for router…

Does more bandwidth solve application performance?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

What is the real relationship between bandwidth and application performance?  What is the first thing most SMB IT organizations do to fix core application performance issues? Do they take a deep dive into packet inspection and determine exactly what is at the root of the problem?   Sure, they have plenty of time to do that and…

Double your Bandwidth, no upgrade or magic required!

Posted by:SteveRoos

So the question is, how do you double your bandwidth? Well if I was a Cisco, Juniper, or Riverbed salesperson I would be showing you this nice big pretty box that would make all your dreams come true and only cost you one leg and require that you keep the other one so you could…

What is the cloud’s impact on the WAN?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

I think we can all agree the cloud is having some impact on the WAN. IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, HAaaS, DRaaS, Back-up aaS, the cloud acronyms abound and so do the number of start-ups, and although most major telecom, OEM and IT companies have made some investment in cloud it seems to be more of a…

WAN network downtime and quality issues, what’s at the heart of it?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Over the last couple of years, the more our clients have come to rely on the network, the more painful it is when there is WAN network downtime or quality issues.  Most organizations don’t like network downtime or quality issues, but some have no tolerance for it at all. At the heart of the matter,…

Cloud Adoption, who’s buying it and who’s not?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Ever heard of the CLOUD? I am kidding. My five year old has heard of the cloud. If there’s ever been a time in IT where a technology has been hyped it’s now. We spend most of our time in the mid-markets with clients in the 250-1000 employee range and the adoption of cloud has…

SDN, what’s all the hype?

Posted by:SteveRoos

What is all the recent buzz around Software Defined Networking (SDN)?  In reality it is just moving technology that has been used in the core of telecom carriers networks for years and is now being pushed out into the customer premise environment and Data Centers in an effort to achieve economies of scale and lower…

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