Posts tagged ‘MPLS’


SD-WAN in 2016 – The True Death of Distance ?

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
January 3, 2017

  In 1997 a senior editor at the Economist, Frances Cairncross wrote a book titled ,”The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Will Change Our Lives (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1997).”  alluding to the speed of technological change impacting consumers’ lives. In 2016 I believe we started seeing the death of distance for Enterprises, with the acceleration of SD-WAN adoption. What an eventful year 2016 turned out to be! No, I am not talking about the political upheavals around the world or about Brexit, or that a sequel to the Big Lebowski was announced, eventful as they were. What…




There is no Cloud. Really.

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By Sanjay Uppal
CEO and Co-Founder, VeloCloud
January 3, 2017

Thanks to Chris Watterston for the above #2 best selling sticker on Sticker Mule! Since ‘tis the season to be jolly, it is akin to a kid who figures out – there really is no Santa, it is just someone’s Dad in a red suit. But rather than the downside of the revelation, for me, this captures the advantage of the Cloud revolution for IT in general, and SD-WAN in particular. Lots of businesses have moved their IT – data centers, applications and storage to the Cloud, and networking is just the fourth phase of that movement to the cloud. The…




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…




Modernizing the WAN is key for OmniChannel Retailing and In-store Experience

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By Sreekanth Kannan
Director of Product Marketing, VeloCloud
January 13, 2016

Allowing customers to buy online, search complete list of product options, access online services including loyalty apps and couponing, all right in the store, is fast-becoming the expected shopping experience. This trend started with Apple Stores which seamlessly integrate elegant displays, virtual assistance and mobile (point-of-sale) checkout. I wrote about this in my previous blog as to why and how retailers are fast adopting “Apple-like” store experience to boost in-store engagements. Now, stores like Bed Bath & Beyond and other big retailers are also moving towards integrating their online channels with their physical store experience; in other words, creating an omnichannel (or…




SD-WAN: The New Elixir for Service Providers

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By Kangwarn Chinthammit
Director of Solutions, VeloCloud
January 6, 2016

“We viewed SD-WAN as a threat to our business. We don’t like any overlay solution. It takes away the value of our network. But customers are putting pressure on us, so we really have no choice. If we don’t offer SD-WAN, our competitors will,”  said one of the Service Providers (SP) to me during our SD-WAN discussions last year. Since then, we have seen significant interest for SD-WAN  from both the incumbent and alternative SPs. In fact, there have already been several SD-WAN announcements from various SPs recently, for example: Vonage SmartWAN to Deliver Enhanced Quality of Service for Business Customers…





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