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MPLS Contract

How to Negotiate Better Carrier Contracts for SD-WAN, MPLS, and Other Managed Network Services

Most people have limited experience in negotiating carrier contracts whether for traditional MPLS service or for SD-WAN services.  I have seen the best contract lawyers and attorneys from big-name law firms totally botch their review of a carrier contract since they...

SD-WAN News Bytes

Hello, SD-WAN watchers. Here’s our weekly news update on all that’s been happening in the world of SD-WAN over the past week. Below we look at:Spectrum SD-WAN: The World’s Longest Beta? Citrix Upgrades Security After BreachSD-WAN: The Road to Intent-based...

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SD-WAN Bonanza: Cato Networks Grows By…..353%?!!!!!

If you haven’t heard already, Cato Networks just announced an investment of $55 million as part of a broader press release around recapping their 2018 results. That’s a remarkable achievement for any company let alone an SD-WAN company in a market filled with several...

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SD-WAN Expert and ONUG: Consider Connectivity Options

The calendar just turned toward November, election day and the holidays. News from the SD-WAN sector is not slowing, however. The latest is that the MEF reports that an SD-WAN spec is expected next year, CenturyLink is now offering a managed service based on Cisco...

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Installing Circuits – A Practical Touch

Selecting your SD-WAN technology is just one step of your WAN transformation.  Getting your DIA and broadband circuits installed requires good planning, communications, and time.  You might have received quotations from carriers stating installation time frames of 90...

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Internet Variability and SD-WAN- ONUG 2018

The annual NY meeting of the Open Network User Group (ONUG) has just ended, with over 1000 attendees from major enterprises in attendance.  I had the honor of presenting research results about the internet CORE, which discussed my empirical research of the variance of...

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