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May 4, 2011  11:57 AM

Advice for creating a successful internal IPv6 network

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
IPv6, WAN, WANs, wide area networks

At the 2011 IPv6 Summit, Oracle's senior network engineer, Paul Zawacki, presented a session on IPv6 address planning considerations for the enterprise. He gave this...

May 4, 2011  9:56 AM

2011 Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force Summit recap

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
IPv6, WAN, WANs, wide area networks

Scott Hogg, coordinator of the 2011 Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force Summit, was kind enough to share a conference recap with Here's what you missed at the

April 11, 2011  10:56 AM

What is WAN optimization, anyway?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
WAN, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WANs

Is WAN optimization a blur?
I'm surprised to find that there is still confusion as to...

February 28, 2011  10:12 AM

What enterprise IT needs to do about IP address depletion

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
IPv4, IPv6, WAN, WANs

For those of you who don't already know, as of February 1, 2011, there are no more IPv4 addresses left for the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to allocate. Is this...

January 31, 2011  9:06 AM

WAN technology trend short list: 5 fads for 2011

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
trends, WAN, WANs

In no particular order, here are five over-arching wide area network (WAN) technology trends for 2011: Bye-bye address space: According to several IPv4 address depletion counters, the

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January 27, 2011  10:09 PM

Certes Networks — formerly CipherOptics — adapts to network security market changes

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network, Security, WAN, WANs

When a vendor stays around long enough for it's market to change, sometimes it's time to close up shop. In other cases, it's time to get a new facelift and identity. This is what Certes Networks, formerly CipherOptics, did to change with the evolving network...

January 13, 2011  11:13 AM

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2010 takeaways: Walk the WOC

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
WAN, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance, WANs

A renewed interest has pumped up the WAN optimization controller (WOC) market according to multiple sources, including Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2010 for WAN optimization controllers.  Evidence of this can be seen in the increased...

January 6, 2011  12:32 PM

What does the future of the WAN look like for 2011?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter

WAN trends 2011At, we looked into our crystal ball to determine the future of WANs for 2011. Our "crystal ball" consisted of three analysts from different firms who announced a few...

December 20, 2010  12:30 AM

Top technologies in 2010 that changed the WAN: Cloud computing

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
2010, cloud computing, WAN, WANs

The technology trend that defined this year in enterprise wide area networking -- and, quite frankly, across the board -- was cloud computing. That's not to say cloud computing didn't exist before this year -- but the ubiquity...

November 24, 2010  6:22 PM

Hate VPNs? Find a way to reduce VPN-related trouble ticket numbers

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter

Pretty much every company has to deal with my-connection-is-slow and I-forgot-my-password...

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