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August 22, 2014  12:18 PM

Top 5 WAN services provider list – Global & UK

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

I am being asked on a fairly regular basis if I'm aware of a top 5 WAN services provider list for global and UK providers. http://telecoms.wiki has created a PDF list which includes two global providers, and three national providers for both MPLS and VPLS. Request...

August 8, 2014  5:04 PM

Smaller vs larger MPLS service providers?

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

I recently read a couple of good article UK MPLS & Global MPLS which got me to thinking about the differences between large and small service providers and how they serve the market...


August 6, 2014  10:30 AM

Outsourced MPLS or in-house management?

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

Over the years there has been on constant split between UK based organisations vs their US counterparts. The US appear to procure their MPLS capability as wires only, i.e. self managed vs the UK's tendency to outsource.

We are witnessing companies such as BT experience more traction...


August 5, 2014  12:32 PM

IT pros know app performance affects business performance, but what are they doing about it?

Gina Narcisi Gina Narcisi Profile: Gina Narcisi
APM, APM tools, enterprise WAN, Riverbed, WAN optimization

Riverbed Technology conducted a short survey of Interop attendees at its booth during the Las Vegas conference in April, but the findings didn't stay in Vegas. The survey of IT professionals revealed that IT knows that poor performance by mission-critical applications can hurt their businesses, but...


June 5, 2014  3:14 PM

Would you buy a soft Junos switch or router from Juniper?

Shamus McGillicuddy Shamus McGillicuddy Profile: Shamus McGillicuddy
Big Switch Networks, Cisco, Dell, vSwitch

What's the term for when you're just throwing things out there to see what works? Spitballing? I'm just spitballing here. I think Juniper Networks should start selling Junos, the operating system for its switches and routers, as a software product. I believe in branding. If a company has a brand...


June 1, 2011  2:57 PM

Cisco as managed services provider?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle
Network

Cisco promises it won't be the next Amazon EC2. Really.

Execs have repeatedly said this year that the company would not become a hosted applications or infrastructure provider. Instead, they say Cisco


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