MPLS vs. SD-WAN: A WAN Speed Test

MPLS vs. SD-WAN: A WAN Speed Test

If an SD-WAN and an MPLS connection have the same bandwidth, which offers better performance? The prevailing wisdom is the MPLS connection since it’s managed, but that’s not necessarily the case, as we learned from one customer. Internet performance has...
Does FatPipe Patents Cover SD-WAN Load Balancing?

Does FatPipe Patents Cover SD-WAN Load Balancing?

VMware’s acquisition of VeloCloud may be overshadowed by a little press release issued last week. The release came from FatPipe who laid claim to load balancing over disparate networks, a technology used by pretty much every SD-WAN player. On November...

SD-WAN Security: How Gartner Got it Wrong

A new Gartner report accurately identifies the major macro shift in the SD-WAN market —  the transition from pure networking architectures to one intimately tied into broader SD-WAN security designs. It’s a shift we’ve been speaking about for some time. But while...
CFATS – Can SD-WANs Be Standards Compliant?

CFATS – Can SD-WANs Be Standards Compliant?

Any innovative technology faces a battle of doubt. When Amazon first rolled out AWS, few could imagine servers running in the cloud. Before Salesforce, many thought CRM to be too critical to run as SaaS. I find SD-WANs to be facing a similar battle. It’s inconceivable...