According to Andrew Lerner of Gartner, “Intent-based networking is not a product, or a market. Instead, it is a piece of networking software that helps to plan, design and implement/operate networks that can improve network availability and agility.” Continue reading
During the past 3 decades, we have seen a monumental growth in networking technology. From RFC-1163, which describes the beginnings of BGP in 1989 to the cloud and software defined networks of today, our voracious appetite for bandwidth and services have begun to outpace the networking industry’s ability to deliver. Continue reading
If you haven’t noticed, the theme of my last few blog posts centered around cost savings and optimization in the networking field. What better way than that to broach the subject of utilizing broadband as an alternative to private and leased line access.
Traditionally, broadband access has been shunned by businesses of all sizes for critical links, other than for use as a backup VPN link, due to its characteristics. The most commonly identified issues when describing broadband are: Continue reading
The typical branch office consists of a mix of routers, WAN optimizers, switches, firewalls, wireless, and servers. That’s a pretty considerable investment just in hardware to bring up a moderately sized office. When you add in the costs and labor associated with procurement, installation, and configuration it is easy to see how the bill can equal tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars per location. Continue reading