Friday, 15th January 2021
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The Future of WANs: How will their performance improve?

Going back to the latter months of last year, it would have been incomprehensible to know what effect Covid-19 was going to have on the way we work. Some say it will continue, with staff working from home and the way we use and now rely heavily on wide area networks (WANs), internet and the cloud. This has created a major shift in the use and management of WANs. By David Trossell, CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks.

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IPv6 is finally gaining a foothold – have ISPs seen the light?

The successor to IPv4 is nothing new in the world of IP addresses. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that IPv6 launched back in the 1990s. However, to say that ISPs have been slow to upgrade to IPv6 is something of an understatement. Even though our supply of IPv4 addresses is now depleted and there is huge potential for IPv6 to grow the Internet, ISPs have been reluctant. However, new data from the RIPE NCC, the Internet registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, reveal...

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Boosting connectivity will fuel the remote everything

At the height of lockdown measures in the UK, 69% of the 33 million British workers were working remotely according to a study commissioned by Ciena. With millions of people working from home, children studying remotely while they wait to see if they can go back to school in the coming weeks, and social lives still mostly focused indoors, home broadband has become more important than ever before. By Jamie Jefferies, GM and VP of EMEA at Ciena.

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WAN Confusion: Why WAN Data Acceleration isn’t

WAN optimisation or SD-WAN WAN optimisation and SD-WAN vendors tend to talk about cost-efficiencies, scalability, virtual flexibility, their ability to accelerate any application despite the limitations of TCP/IP, being cloud-ready, industry-leading. In addition, it’s about being able to accelerate any application despite the inhibitions created by latency and packet loss. They are indeed great technologies, and each one has their purpose, but they often fail to live up to expectations – particu...

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Enabling digital learning with network visibility

The need to connect remotely has hugely affected all students this year, altering their university experience. By Adrian Rowley, Senior Director Sales Engineering EMEA at Gigamon.

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Strengthening borderless networks

Five ways cloud-managed DDI can help. By Malcolm Murphy, Technical Director, EMEA at Infoblox.

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Technical Discussion: High Performance IP Replication

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