Category Archives: SLAs

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…

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…

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…

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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