Having fundamental knowledge of what affects TCP, UDP, and ultimately IP itself helps you to better troubleshoot the network when things go wrong. Even though as an industry we are moving toward software-defined everything and automated solutions, there will always be a need to know what’s going on under the hood (doesn’t our industry love […]
While hanging out at the CloudGenix SD-WAN mixer in Las Vegas last week, one of the CloudGenix folks ran across someone looking for information on the Citrix SD-WAN solution, and routed them my way. The question was whether or not Citrix was worth considering. Is their SD-WAN offering competitive with other offerings on the market that come up more frequently, such as Viptela, Cisco IWAN, CloudGenix, Silver Peak, Velocloud, and Talari?
At that moment, I wasn’t sure. I’ve had so many SD-WAN related briefings and recorded so many podcasts on the topic, that sometimes brand distinctives blur in my mind. So, I went home and did a little homework. Here’s what I found.
The traditional private WAN is being sidelined in part due to the growth of mobility and the cloud. Plan to increase your use of “Internet as WAN” going forward.
The torrid growth projected for the SD-WAN market means that a ridiculous number of competitors will be able to sustain themselves for a long time.
This post examines the pros and cons of Route Optimization and SD-WAN as options to manage performance across multiple network paths and providers.