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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

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

FluidOne and global leader Fortinet join forces to deliver market leading Secure SD-WAN

Posted by Sanita Karra on 13/12/18 17:02

FluidOne today announced exciting enhancements to its Software Defined Networking (SDN) portfolio with the launch of Secure SD-WAN.

Partnering with Fortinet, ‘a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions’, FluidOne’s Secure SD-WAN solution has already seen significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace, delivering a comprehensive solution that provides both SD-WAN and security functionality in a single integrated offering for distributed enterprise branches.

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Topic Queens Award secure cyberattacks Managed Service Innovation Managed Services Private Wide Area Network WAN online security private network SD SD-WAN

What makes FluidOne the best Managed Network Provider?

Posted by SAS on 25/06/18 14:12
We won an award for the end to end digital platform we built for managed WAN, IT services, and monitoring. This platform was central to our aim to be the best Managed Network Provider so we decided to outline how we did it, and why.

Why do some providers struggle to offer managed networks?

In a previous company, I took on responsibility for WAN and network services to the SME and mid-markets. We delivered MPLS Networks, VPLS, Dedicated Internet and point to point Ethernet services - mainly managed network services.

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Topic WAN

How to find the best MPLS providers (and how to compare MPLS providers)

Posted by SAS on 27/04/18 11:43

Here is a list of MPLS providers, and some questions to help you compare them.

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Topic MPLS WAN

What is a Hybrid Network (and why might I want one)?

Posted by SAS on 23/11/17 14:07

A Hybrid Network is as simple as having two (or more) different network connections to a site, but there is much more to it than that.

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Topic WAN

Houston, we have a (WAN) problem - The Top 13 problems with WANs

Posted by SAS on 25/11/16 15:17

A long time ago, WANs were simple. The problems were simple and managing them was simple. Like the Duke of York's men, they were either up or they were down.  

 These days there are more problems to deal with.  They're more complex, and often they're not easy to measure or manage.

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Topic WAN

WAN Circuit Delivery (and tips to avoid surprises)

Posted by SAS on 17/08/16 14:15

Are you curious about the delivery process for a WAN  or internet fibre circuit?  Would you like to know what to expect?

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Topic WAN

4 common delays to WAN and Internet circuit delivery (and how to avoid them)

Posted by SAS on 05/07/16 11:09

Circuit delays. It’s a word that induces feelings of frustration, stress and tension in many IT departments.

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Topic WAN

9 proven ways to reduce costly errors on your WAN bill

Posted by SAS on 04/07/16 15:25

Here's a common complaint we hear:  "I never get an accurate WAN bill from my carrier". If you’re groaning in recognition, you won’t be alone. Billing is one of the most prevalent and divisive complaints we hear about carriers

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Topic WAN