Bandwidth Management

Best Practices for Bandwidth Management

Brett Harney Bandwidth management

If your network performance is struggling, the first solution many think of is to add more bandwidth. While that can help when you have a constant overload of traffic, it doesn’t address the root issue of poor bandwidth management. Quality of Service (QoS) and / or Quality of Experience (QoE) can give administrators the tools to direct the traffic, but the solutions …

SD-WAN

Myth Busters: 4 Truths About SD-WAN

Brett Harney Bandwidth management, Network Performance

Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) continues to be a trending topic in the networking world. SD-WAN is a relatively new approach to designing and deploying wide area networks to meet business and application performance requirements, combining application performance-enhancing capabilities with centralized orchestration for rapid service deployment. The more we hear about it, the more the facts get mingled in with speculations, until we …

Bandwidth

Cloudshift and Bandwidth: Is Your Network Ready?

Brett Harney Bandwidth management, BYOD, Cloud, Internet of Things, Network Performance

Cloudshift is occurring across all categories of business from single applications to total cloud solutions. It’s not surprising. The cloud delivers scalability, mobility, redundancy, and security all at a lower cost over traditional network cores. But, shifting to the cloud isn’t as simple as flipping a switch and all your data and operations just work seamlessly.  You need to consider …

Network Security

2017: The Worst Year Yet for Network Security

Brett Harney Network Security

The threats to our network security continue to grow. 2016 showed us that there are plenty of new types of attacks to worry about, like ransomware, and all indicators show that there are plenty more on the horizon. The biggest problem in 2017 is that while we have continued to tack on new defenses, our underlying IT environment is eroding …

SD-WAN

SD-WAN, Moving Your Network to the Cloud

Brett Harney Cloud

Imagine your data in the cloud… Be honest, did you actually picture a cloud? I think a lot of people do. But the cloud is just someone else’s computer in some other location. It’s not as mystical when you put it that way, but that doesn’t make it less powerful. Frankly, by moving our data to be safeguarded by experts in …