Posts tagged ‘Internet Performance’


Level 3 May Have Broken the Internet, but it was Business-as-Usual for SD-WAN Users

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
November 15, 2017

Losing Internet connectivity can easily debilitate a business, but imagine if that downed connectivity spans entire geographic areas. Retail organizations lose the ability to transact. Corporations are unable to send emails or make VoIP calls. Cloud-dependent applications can not be accessed. For the period of time that the Internet is down, everything comes to a screeching halt and the financial impact to the business increases.  On November 6, Level 3, an enterprise ISP backbone used by Internet providers such as AT&T, Comcast, RCN, and Verizon, was offline for 90 minutes. This caused panic and impacted individual and business’ livelihood, all…




SD-WAN Voice Quality Monitoring (VQM)

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
March 28, 2017

How do I Know That it Actually Works? SD-WAN technology offers rich benefits—you’ve heard about them already—one of the most compelling is to leverage Internet broadband economics to provide affordable branch office bandwidth. But I run voice and video traffic over my WAN, and voice quality and Internet quality are famously at odds. So how do I know that my SD-WAN compensates for this? And if there should be a problem, how do I know where it is? These are exasperating questions and many of us have extensive experience—sometimes far more than we care to discuss—in troubleshooting incidents of poor voice…




One Plus One Equals Three: SD-WAN Drives Interoperability

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By Parag Thakore
Director of Product Management and Marketing, VeloCloud
November 5, 2015

“In design, one plus one equals three sometimes” – Josef Albers The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is having its Fall 2015 conference this week at New York University’s Kimmel Center. It was six months ago that VeloCloud successfully exceeded all ten ONUG Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) tests at ONUG Spring 2015. Over the last six months, the SD-WAN market has continued to mature. Enterprises and Service Providers – driven by the need for simplified deployments, assured application performance and security over internet or hybrid transport, for both cloud and enterprise applications – are beginning to experience real benefits by…




Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN solves off-net challenges

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By Kangwarn Chinthammit
Director of Solutions, VeloCloud
November 3, 2015

Last week we wrapped up BroadSoft Connections 2015 in Phoenix. We had quite a few interesting conversations with Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) providers. This was our second year exhibiting here and the same business challenge of delivering UCaaS over Bring Your Own Broadband (BYOB) or Circuit (BYOC) is becoming even more common this year. The questions and concerns we heard from UCaaS providers were: We have to turn away customers because we cannot support off-net deployment We cannot support BYOB/BYOC while ensuring quality of service We are getting a lot of demand to deliver our service over the…




Why SD-WAN is Like the Autobahn, Only Better

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Director of Product Marketing, VeloCloud
October 22, 2015

The German Autobahn is one of the most famous highway systems in the world with 7,500 miles of speedway in Germany. It’s the world’s third largest superhighway and is known for having no general speed limit. What makes it possible for drivers to travel the Autobahn at unlimited speeds is the attention that was paid to its design, from well-placed guard rails that divide the highway for safety to limiting the grade of the roads to 4 percent to using freeze-resistant concrete for winter use. Plus constant maintenance keeps the Autobahn in excellent shape, allowing drivers to travel at high speeds…





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