Posts by Michael Wood


Architecture Matters – Cloud Migration

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
August 15, 2016

Cloud migration… sounds nebulous? It doesn’t have to! Mobile or fixed device in hand, you don’t care where the application is as long as it’s there when you need it, on the device you’re using, and performs acceptably. The cloud is increasingly where the application is. And the cloud is—simultaneously—everywhere and nowhere. On the other hand, if you’re the IT professional, the cloud is a very definitive and unambiguous place, more often than not characterized by not being the place where your rigid traditional WAN is optimized to route traffic. Traffic running in a straight line from your branch office…




Architecture Matters – Which SD-WAN is right for you?

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
August 1, 2016

SD-WAN Architecture… Oh, You Mean There’s More Than One? By now, everyone gets the Traditional WAN, Hybrid WAN, SD-WAN thing. There’s ample talk in the industry about WAN trends. But are all SD-WANs created equal? Not so fast! An evaluation of the landscape could come in really handy. WAN architecture continues to morph and evolve influenced by new technologies, as well as the necessary practicality of incremental migration. Think of this as along two axes: from an on-premise to a cloud-based architecture in one dimension; and in the other dimension from a point product to a comprehensive SD-WAN offering. Industry analyst…




Architecture Matters – With SD-WAN, it’s So Much Simpler!

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
July 25, 2016

Years ago a colleague developed UC features for an airline call center and they didn’t want the phones to ring—no, they said quite confidently, just make it dead simple and have the software auto-answer the next call immediately when the previous one disconnects. A ringing call wastes the customer’s and the agent’s time. Shaving just a few seconds off each call compounded into literally annual savings of millions for the airline. So what’s with all this fuss about SD-WAN architecture? You really want it just to be quicker, easier, simpler, less headache, no truck rolls. No logging individually into thousands…




It’s July 4th! Claim Your Independence from Network Infrastructure Constraints Today

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
June 30, 2016

Throughout living memory humankind has craved independence. As the 4th of July rolls around once again, IT managers still salivate over the seemingly ever-receding promise of liberation—straining against the chains of antiquated and static network architecture and infrastructure, CPE lock-ins, best-effort Internet links performing with substandard packet loss rates, and highly complex VPN tunneling barely achieving adequate security. Not to mention the necessity for bandwidth overprovisioning to ensure decent throughput, session and flow-based routing, backhauling SaaS traffic through a data center that doesn’t host the application any longer just because that is how the pipes have always been connected and…




Architecture Matters – With SD-WAN the outcome of the Net Neutrality debate ceases to matter

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
June 28, 2016

The debate over Net Neutrality has been raging for years. There are many facets to it. To recap the essence of the debate, Wikipedia defines Net Neutrality as “the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.” One of the fundamental issues being debated is that of giving preferential—or discriminatory, depending on your viewpoint—treatment of traffic with certain attributes, such as protocol, content, application. The fear is that non-neutrality will discriminate against the average Joe and favor behemoth companies with deep pockets and long arms. This is all vaguely disingenuous, because traffic in the Internet, or any other communications…





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