New Technologies Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M Bring Many Advantages but Some Concerns

Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M have set new standards for LPWA networking by prioritizing low-cost, low-power, minimal infrastructures, robust reach over massive distances, and scalability to cover a large number of deployed devices. This article will help define the advantages of LTE-M over competing strategies, detail specific network nuances, talk to operational efficiencies, define reliable […]

Gen 2 Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking (SD-WAN) Solutions Create New Opportunities for Solution Providers

The software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) market is expanding at 69% annually and is expected to top $8 billion in 2021. SD-WAN opportunities are multiplying thanks to a new generation of products expected to take SD-WAN solutions to new levels of flexibility, automation, and ease of management. Gen 2 SD-WAN will make it easier to leverage […]

10 Tenets of Effective SASE Solution to Secure Cloud-Enabled Organization

As cloud adoption grows, cloud-enabled organizations are experiencing an influx of new security requirements. On top of these demands, they still need to protect their cloud applications and give users secure cloud access. As defined by Gartner, a “secure access service edge” (SASE) supports cloud-enabled organizations by combining networking and network security into a single […]

Strategies for Architect, Build, and Deploy SD-WAN to Ensure Peak Network Performance and Service QoE

If you are considering a move to SD-WAN, you already know that it offers significant cost savings. However, you risk major disruptions if the transition isn’t seamless. The key is validation — both before and after deployment. As with any new technology, SD-WAN does not come without challenges. The network infrastructure needs to be well-tested […]

How Carrier Ethernet LAN Add Value to Enterprise Solutions for Bandwidth Demands

As our global economy becomes increasingly digitized, traditional business LAN networks are feeling the strain. Voice, data, high-res video, large file transfers, cloud services and online applications demand the fast, smooth flow of data in real-time. Yet many businesses are held back by network complexity and multiple independent connections. That’s where Carrier Ethernet comes in: […]

Key Questions To Consider When Selecting SD-WAN Supplier

Finding the best SD-WAN fit starts with evaluating branch WAN bandwidth and application requirements. Software-defined WAN traffic is exploding, and so is the number of technology providers competing for enterprise SD-WAN customers. Here are some key issues to consider as IT pros investigate SD-WAN deployment options and weigh the importance of features such as application […]