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How WAN Enables Videoconferencing Adoption and Success

Videoconferencing is still catching on with enterprise level businesses, but research only indicates the continued growth and popularity of video in corporate environments. In fact, video is expected to consume 80 percent of all traffic by 2019, according to Cisco’s VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast. Given this upward trend, it is more important than ever to discuss with enterprise customers how connectivity plays a role in the success of videoconferencing adoption. Businesses need a dependable and fast WAN connection to ensure the quality and usability of videoconferencing tools. Here are some top ways in which WAN enables better videoconferencing: PerformancePerformance is...
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Enterprise Security and WAN: Best Practices

Businesses are increasingly concerned with network security, and there is a growing opportunity and demand for more advanced technology to secure networks. WAN continues to be a top choice for businesses looking for a fast and flexible Internet connectivity option, but decision-makers and stakeholders may have questions about WAN security. Fortunately, there are multiple technologies available to help ensure that WAN connections remain fast, functional, and secure. Top Network Security Concerns Current and prospective WAN users may have questions regarding data security, access, and integration, such as:     • Is data transmitted over the network secure?      • Is the...
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Exploring the Promise of SD-WAN

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) has served the computing world well. However, enterprises are looking for ways to reduce bandwidth, latency, and utilization costs while holding on to the control found in current setups. Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity is challenging enough, but the cloud and mobility are adding to the pressure on IT professionals. The legacy boundaries of enterprises no longer exist, triggering drastic changes to traditional WAN optimization and giving rise to a new playing field: the Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). What is stirring the SD-WAN wave? Flexibility and reduced costs are just about the primary drivers of the SD-WAN wave....
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Top 6 Reasons Why VARs Choose Metro Ethernet

Globally, Metro Ethernet is projected to be a $40 billion “worldwide revenue opportunity”--where U.S. channel partners are expected to take in $5 billion to $7 billion of that global revenue. How did Metro Ethernet become a prime revenue opportunity? Taking a look at the unique benefits that Metro Ethernet offers any business, it’s easy to see why VARs who add it to their portfolio are making a smart choice. Here are the top reasons why VARs are selling Metro Ethernet. 1. To increase opportunities in WAN services. VARs are offering Metro Ethernet WAN because of its cost-effectiveness and its ability to scale—in...
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