Bribery: It’s Bad for Business — And Your SD-WAN

All too often when we talk about SD-WAN, conversations can border on the academic. There are questions about “controllers” and “controller redundancy.” We discuss “SD-WAN fabrics” and hear about the need for “APIs.” It’s all so, well, smart.  But here’s the thing. In...
SASE: It’s All About The Integration, Stupid

SASE: It’s All About The Integration, Stupid

Here’s a question for you: is integration itself a significant innovation? Take the smartphone for a moment. Alone, it would seem the iPhone introduced relatively little new technology. Blackberries had already provided messaging and calling. Music players had offered...
SD-WAN Buyer Alert: The Hidden Costs of 4G/LTE

SD-WAN Buyer Alert: The Hidden Costs of 4G/LTE

It’s well known that 4G/LTE is a natural partner of SD-WAN, forming a key component in last-mile resiliancy strategies. But 4G/LTE also brings certain characaeristics that with the wrong SD-WAN solution can wrack up costs — as one of my customers learned the...
6 Tips For a Better SD-WAN Evaluation Process

6 Tips For a Better SD-WAN Evaluation Process

So you’ve decided to move ahead with SD-WAN. Congratulations. As you start evaluating vendors, there will be all sorts of questions around speeds and feeds to ask, of course. But how can you gather that information in a way that’s as painless and effective...