Posts tagged ‘SD-WAN’


George Caraker and Kennedy/Jenks – A Lifetime of Right Technology Choices

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By Ravi Sharma
Director of Marketing
July 1, 2016

I think it’s rare when you find someone who has an uncanny instinct for identifying and implementing new, transformative technology advances; at the right time. George Caraker, Director of IT at VeloCloud customer Kennedy/Jenks is one of those people – an “early adopter” in the truest sense of the word. While a few risk takers bet on technologies barely out of the labs, many people hop on a technology’s bandwagon after a long time. Geoffrey Moore, author of the famous book and concept, Crossing the Chasm,  classifies them as  the conservative majority, and some as laggards. But adopting technologies at…




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…




Biggest SD-WAN Trends for 2016

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By Michael Wood
Vice President of Marketing, VeloCloud
February 8, 2016

Nine of the biggest trends for the SD-WAN market for 2016 are:  The net neutrality debate doesn’t go away and, it won’t matter – The net neutrality fight was all over the news in 2015. 2016 won’t be any different. If you don’t know, the net neutrality fight is about whether companies or customers will be granted a faster lane for bandwidth hungry web-based services and applications. Until SD-WAN (a network overlay technology) showed up on the scene companies had two choices; buy a fast private line, or risk unacceptable performance using public broadband. Now with SD-WAN they can get…




Did You Know a Rock Star Built the Home of Super Bowl 50?

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By Ravi Sharma
Director of Marketing
January 25, 2016

If you haven’t heard where Super Bowl 50 will take place, Levi’s Stadium, you are probably not a sports fan. No worries, a five minute tour on Google will tell you what amazing technology “wizadry” this new, modern stadium represents including free Wi-Fi for all, with 2,000 access points (40Gbps), so every seat holder can have high-speed access for all the cool apps they can use during a game, from on-demand food and drink ordering to bathroom wait times. But let’s digress for a minute. As you know large facility construction, like that for sports stadiums, are notorious for going over…





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