Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Enterprise and the Cloud

The Enterprise Cloud and SD-WAN

The business case for cloud adoption has already been made and quantified by enterprise leaders. Early adopters of private and public clouds are already beginning to see measurable results in reduced time to market, operational efficiency, and cost reduction. Other advantages, such as greater scalability and increased performance, are also becoming more clear as companies move workloads to the cloud. Continue reading


Why WAN Metrics are not enough in SD-WAN Policy Enforcement

On the topic of measuring WAN metrics, most engineers think to look at the standard statistics of loss, latency, jitter, and reachability for determining path quality. This is good information for a routing protocol that is making decisions for packet flow at layer 3 of the OSI model. However, it is incomplete information when looking at it from the perspective of the overall user experience.  In order for an SD-WAN solution to provide materially better value than a typical packet router, it must look beyond the metrics considered by the router. Continue reading