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WAN Dynamics Blog

7 Key Considerations When Buying Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)

By: Dennis Thankachan
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SD-WAN: A Technology That Changed My Life

Six years ago, in 2014, I worked at a regional telecommunications service provider that had encountered this technology called “SD-WAN” in our market. I was the head of solutions engineering at the time and it was the first that I had heard of such a thing!
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Fortinet FortiGate HA Pair Mystery

Recently while setting up a new Fortinet FortiGate firewall High Availability (HA) pair, I ran into an issue that I hadn’t encountered before. The goal was to set up an active/standby HA pair and having done this many times, didn’t think much of it when configuring the normal HA settings...
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Case Study: Apple Growth Partners ~ Enabling Rapid Acquisitions with SD-WAN

Apple Growth Partners are specialists and CPAs with backgrounds in accounting, finance, law, business management, and technology.  WAN Dynamics is helping them grow with managed SD-WAN and professional consulting services.
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EOS Upgrade With Ansible

Even though managing Arista switches is pretty great, sometimes performing things like software upgrades can be tedious and boring, especially when there are a lot of switches to upgrade at a time. Here at WAN Dynamics, we like to solve tedious problems with automation so to for this particular challenge.
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WAN Dynamics at VMworld 2018

What a great week at VMware's VMworld 2018 event in Las Vegas, the first VMworld conference for WAN Dynamics. Our primary interest at the show was to learn more about what is in store for the VeloCloud product as it is one of the key solutions for our managed SD-WAN product, DynaWAN. After this event, it's more clear than ever that VMware might just be the best organization for VeloCloud to have been acquired by.
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Why Arista + Ansible Is A Perfect Marriage For Network Automation

WAN Dynamics has been spending a lot more time with Ansible when deploying and managing customer network environments. Arista is one of our closest partners so we use their gear a lot and have come to realize a few truths to automating Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS) environments with Ansible. Here are some reasons we’ve found why Ansible and Arista come together like peanut butter and jelly:
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Connecting the Cloud in 2018: SDN, SD-WAN and Multicloud

On the tail of a new report that details how SDN & SD-WAN are becoming a mainstream consideration within many organizations, we have been pondering on why SD-WAN and cloud based network solutions have struck such a chord. 2017 was an incredible year of transformation in the network industry and 2018 is shaping up to be even bigger!
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Dual Datacenter DMZ With VXLAN, VARP, VRF & OSPF with Arista Networks

WAN Dynamics Senior Network Engineer Kevin Giusti explains the dual datacenter DMZ configuration with VXLAN, VARP, VRF & OSPF.
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Media

Demo: Zoom Video Conferencing Failover Demonstration
Demo: VoIP Call SD-WAN Failover Demonstration
Customer Testimonial: Apple Growth Partners
Customer Testimonial: Saber Healthcare
Webinar: Driving Rapid Healthcare Enterprise Growth with SD-WAN
Podcast: Telecom Radio One's Phil Howard Interviews Jason Gintert

Technical Terms Defined

Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN)

SD-WAN is a suite of network technologies that allows companies to build higher-performance WANs using lower-cost and commercially available Internet access, enabling businesses to partially or wholly replace more expensive private WAN connection technologies such as MPLS

Secure Access Services Edge (SASE)

SASE is a security framework for enabling secure and fast cloud adoption, and helping ensure both users and devices have secure cloud access to applications, data and services anywhere, any time.

Connectivity Transformation

Much how "Digital Transformation" is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business and adopting next gen services like public cloud, "Connectivity Transformation" is the resulting changes in how users and networks evolve to adapt to their own "Digital Transformation" efforts.

Network Automation

Network automation uses programmable logic to manage network resources (routers, switches, firewalls, etc) and services (network security, load balancing, etc). Network automation allows network operations teams to configure, scale, protect, and integrate network infrastructure and application services more quickly than when performed manually by users.