John Hanton

January 5, 2017

3 Reasons to Pass on Public Internet for Your Cloud Connections

As everyone in IT knows, accessing the cloud requires little more than an Internet connection and a credit card. A more involved consideration for enterprise networks is whether to access the cloud via the public Internet, or through a dedicated Internet connection.

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December 20, 2016

Stepping It Up: How MPLS Can Help Your Business Deal with Holiday Traffic

With the holiday season upon us, online traffic is increasing as usual to meet the rush. The Akamai Technologies 2015 Trends and Traffic Report found that U.S. online traffic began to climb on November 21st and remained far higher than average until New Year’s Eve. With the peak in traffic also came a surge in cyber-attacks. On the four days following Thanksgiving, U.S. cyber and web application attacks surpassed average levels by 24%. 

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March 14, 2016

Don’t Shy Away from VoIP

Voice over IP (VoIP) services are popular alternatives to traditional landlines or on-premises PBX systems. But many companies still shy away from this Internet-based service thanks to horror stories of big latency, dropped calls and poor service quality. It’s true, these solutions aren’t perfect — but here are four good reasons you shouldn’t shy away from VoIP.

 

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February 3, 2015

Network Enabled Cloud Solution Coordinates Multi-Cloud Environments

The value of the hybrid cloud is undeniable when coupled with the corporate WAN and dedicated bandwidth.

In today’s enterprise IT, it’s not uncommon to see a diverse array of both in-house assets and cloud services comprising one, overarching network ecosystem.

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January 6, 2015

Hybrid Cloud Transforms The Wide Area Network (WAN)

It’s time for the hybrid cloud to return to form, and an intelligent WAN can piece it back together better than ever before.

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December 8, 2014

Does Your IT Department Resemble The Wild West?

Many of today’s IT departments resemble the Wild West when it comes to administrators trying to master their domains.

Despite the development of high-performance enterprise infrastructures built to support dynamic business operations, many of today’s IT departments resemble the Wild West when it comes to administrators trying to master their domains.

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December 1, 2014

Stay On The Ball With Bandwidth Freedom

From security to end user control and service level agreements, business leaders still seem to raise red flags regarding the cloud.

Risk hides in every corner of the enterprise IT environment, and decision-makers are tasked with identifying these areas to reduce their potentially negative effects on the bottom line. It’s in the name of risk management why so many companies have avoided cloud migration projects, citing a host of various pitfalls that many off-premise solutions have been thought to exhibit.

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November 24, 2014

Quick Scalability Enhanced With Bandwidth On Demand (BoD)

BoD ensures that an enterprise network infrastructure is up to the challenges of the burstable cloud usage, and can return to normal after a rush has passed.

When it comes to IT services, an organization’s network requirements may differ drastically from season to season, day to day or minute to minute. Business demands in the digital age can change on a dime, and while some traffic spikes can show patterns in frequency and capacity, many of these fluctuations are unpredictable.

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November 7, 2014

How Bandwidth on Demand Simplifies Network Provisioning

While some trial and error may be necessary in the early stages of an AWS Direct Connect deployment, we must determine a more precise way to measure and meet bandwidth allocation demands.

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December 5, 2013

IP Multicast Powers Data Broadcast Applications

Missed last night’s broadcast of The Blacklist? Not a problem. Go to the NBC website and stream the video to your laptop.

There’s no doubt about it. Use of video in public and private networks is skyrocketing. In private networks, gone are the days when grainy, jerky video quality was considered acceptable.  Today, we expect a high quality multimedia experience when Corporate sends a live video of the president’s address to its 500 branch locations.

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