Category Archives: QoS

Are all carrier Ethernet connections created equal?

Posted by:JeremyKerth

We continue debating shared/switched Ethernet as a WAN solution with peers in the industry, vendors and customers.  The argument from our perspective is not all ethernet connections are created equal.  The opinions are varied, some are based on fact, some are based on being in the industry too long and cynicism has set in and others just…

What happens behind the WAN?

Posted by:SteveRoos

Is what happens behind the WAN (the LAN)  important to our WAN environment? Well after living in Alaska for ten years I will answer that with the stand rhetorical question asked there “does a bear crap in the woods?” So if you are still reading I guess you figured out that just because we are…

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…

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,…

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