Category Archives: Networking tips

WAN Networking tips: Solving Slow Internet, Tip #2!

Posted by:SteveRoos

My internet is slow!   Now really what network guy or IT guy hasn’t heard this one? Is it true? Could it really be? Does the earth spin on an axis? Of course the answer is yes to all of the above. As a network guy or IT guy from a multi-site WAN perspective we…

WAN Networking tips, Improve Network Bandwidth, #1

Posted by:SteveRoos

WAN Networking tips, Improve Network Bandwidth! I’ll show my age some but as Gomer Pyle use to say “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise”. Anyhow Gomer’s famous tag line really comes into play if you haven’t taken a look lately at the data that is traversing your LAN and even your WAN. You would expect to see your…

IT Purchase Manager’s be aware!

Posted by:SteveRoos

For the record, we have worked very successfully with the purchase management department, so this is a disclaimer, we aren’t picking on you here, but we do think you should be aware because we have seen the scenario below and it’s not good for anyone.  As IT purchase managers, your role performs the final checks…

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…

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,…

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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