SD-WAN Doesn’t Work for SaaS Providers

For SaaS applications that must connect to customer data, SD-WAN doesn’t work. SD-WAN adoption is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, with most companies implementing some form of SD-WAN within the next 5 years. For enterprises, SD-WAN is commonly seen as the modern way to build WAN connectivity to clouds, branch offices,

Hybrid Cloud Networking and SD-WAN

For cloud-delivered SaaS application providers, SD-WAN adoption has been a bit slower as their hybrid clouds require different networking approaches. With the rise of hybrid cloud environments, networking has replaced the data center as the central component of enterprise infrastructure. As hybrid cloud has become more common, so too has the demand for software-defined networking

Cloud Fintech Needs a Better Network

After years of taking a ‘wait and see’ approach, fintech applications are moving to the public cloud. As a vendor with the privilege of talking to both application providers and financial institutions (FIs) daily, we find very few who are happy with the WAN solutions available to them as they move to the cloud. Initially,

A Networking or Application Platform?

A service mesh is a software infrastructure that facilitates communications between microservices. It is used to control how different parts of a distributed application integrate with each other. This disassembles monolithic application architectures by allowing applications to be broken down into a collection of services that can be built, maintained, and improved independently of the

What is WAN Edge Infrastructure?

As Gartner defines it, WAN Edge Infrastructure is a class of networking technology that provides connectivity to distributed IT resources. Whether those resources are in data centers, public clouds or delivered as SaaS applications, connectivity is delivered through a combination of hardware and software that works to provide reliability and security to the network. What

The Limitations of SD-WAN

Secure access service edge (SASE) is all the rage in network security, but the best path to get there is still not understood by many. SASE marries network functionality with security to bring policy-driven inspections and protections to every facet of an enterprise IT environment. At the heart of this architectural paradigm shift, is the network.

The Next Generation of Community Banking Connections

Banking software providers have delivered some of the most solid and secure WAN connectivity for decades. From the early days of dedicated T1 circuits, to MPLS, VPN and now SD-WAN the connections between software providers and banks have been at the forefront of WAN technology.  They didn’t really have a choice. As the facilitator of