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How to choose between DIY vs Managed SD WAN

Posted by SAS on 23/12/19 15:53

Given that SD WAN promises to make networks simple, people sometimes wonder whether they can move to SD WAN and then manage the network themselves. 

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Topic SD-WAN

They said SD WAN was easy! DIY vs Managed SD WAN

Posted by SAS on 23/12/19 14:23

They said SD WAN was easy!

One of the promises people make about SD WAN is that it will make our lives easier.  It will orchestrate the network, choose routes that give the best performance, distribute patches and updates automatically and replace the command line with a graphical interface. 

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Topic SD-WAN

How to improve application performance over the network

Posted by SAS on 22/10/19 11:37

In this post we explore how to identify and resolve issues with application performance over the network.  We highlight monitoring tools and triage, and then show how a common scenario of your users complaining of poor performance might be traced.  We consider several scenarios in which the same user experience might be traced to an issue with the WAN, LAN or server, application or database.

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Topic WAN

How to reduce cloud access costs | Private connection to AWS and Azure

Posted by SAS on 18/10/19 11:35

Businesses are increasingly moving their applications to cloud providers such as AWS and Azure.  These platforms charge for bandwidth based on metered usage rather than the fixed rate charges associated with Internet and MPLS connections.

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Topic Cloud

SD WAN - Performance Benefits

Posted by SAS on 18/04/19 15:52

In this post we discuss how SD WAN brings a number of benefits to the performance of a WAN.   We show how SD WAN can deliver better performance from twin circuits, how it can improve application performance with real time application routing and path conditioning, and how it can allow you to remove Class of Service from your underlying MPLS or VPLS network.

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Topic SD-WAN

The importance of network performance when deploying hosted voice

Posted by SAS on 28/03/19 14:34

Buying hosted voice is more than simply adding a new product to your IT estate. Unlike adding a new phone to your ISDN lines, hosted voice impacts and is impacted by your underlying network performance.

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Topic VoIP

Why use a WAN company for your hosted telephony?

Posted by SAS on 28/03/19 12:38

When shortlisting hosted telephony providers, there’s a wealth of different businesses to look at. Some specialise in WAN, some in hosted telephony. There are a few niche providers that have vast experience in both. This post looks at the key factors you should consider when assessing why you should use a WAN company for your hosted telephony.

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Topic WAN

How do I improve VOIP quality?

Posted by SAS on 28/03/19 12:09

Are your support tickets constantly including VoIP quality? If your users repeatedly report calls cutting off, intermittent speech or crackly lines, there are some simple changes you can make to your setup.

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Topic VoIP

How do I troubleshoot VOIP?

Posted by SAS on 28/03/19 12:07

When VoIP issues are reported, there are many potential causes for quality issues. If VoIP is new to your business, we have put together a guide to the most common causes of VoIP issues and how to troubleshoot them.

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Topic VoIP

What are the main causes of VOIP quality issues?

Posted by SAS on 28/03/19 11:37

Quality issues in SIP and hosted voice differ to those traditionally suffered with ISDN and landline calling. Whereas the likely cause for quality issues in traditional telephony stems from either the phone network or your PBX, voice quality in cloud deployments often stems from elements in your network.

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Topic VoIP