Category Archives: MPLS

Carrier Evaluation, who has the ‘Best’ MPLS Network?

Posted by:SteveRoos

Carrier Evaluation, who has the ‘Best’ MPLS Network? After 32 years in the telecom industry and working my way up through the ranks to an Engineer and Trainer I get asked all the time “Who has the best MPLS network?”. Well first of all that word best has to be broken down a little because…

Internet availability vs. MPLS availability

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Internet availability vs. MPLS availability? There’s no question broadband is everywhere these days.  In your car, restaurant, shops, businesses, even on the top of the highest mountains and in some of the most remote places on earth.  With the right equipment a digital data transmission can be sent from just about anywhere.  The ubiquity of…

Who really uses video conferencing?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

Who really uses video conferencing? Cisco, Blue Jeans, Fuze, Vidyo, StarLeaf, LifeSize, Google and Microsoft are all betting that video is the next killer app, but haven’t we been saying this for several years now.  We spend most of our time in the medium business space and for the most part our customers are consuming and…

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…

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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