Types of MPLS VPN for connecting enterprise branches

MPLS (Multi Protocol Label Switching)┬áis a mechanism for service providers to have the ability to route packets faster within their backbone network, especially compared to the legacy Frame Relay or ATM type networks, when used to connect enterprise branch offices to each other, also known as MPLS VPN. At a […]

Unpacking DMVPN and making most of DMVPNs

DMVPN (Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network) is a VPN solution that is designed to create tunnel connectivity between branch offices or between branch offices and hub. One of the key challenges in VPNs is the IP addressing scheme, especially if static IP is not available for the end-point. This creates […]

How to reduce MPLS cost with SD-WAN

MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) has been one of the primary methods for carriers and Internet service providers to provide premium point to point connectivity for businesses. The primary use case of MPLS links is connecting various branch offices to each other, i.e. connecting private networks over layer-2, i.e. the delivery […]

IoT gateway options and best practices

The definition of IoT (Internet of Things) can be illusive as it encapsulates a large variety of industries and use cases. For the purpose of this article, we will consider any type of device that generates any type of data via sensors that needs to be transmitted over the Internet […]

State of Internet Bonding in 2017 and Beyond

“Internet bonding”, unlike physical-layer or MAC-layer carrier bonding, refers to the aggregation of ISP links with an OTT (Over The Top) overlay tunnel. With Internet bonding (also known as Broadband Bonding) an organization can combine any type of IP connectivity from any service provider to create a faster and more […]

Top 3 Right Reasons to Consider SD-WAN

SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Networks) is the cutting edge technology in terms of providing connectivity for enterprises and various other vertical market use cases. However, as in any other cutting edge technology, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your organization should jump on the bandwagon and replace your legacy routers […]

Are Internet load balancers here to stay? Two opposing arguments, you decide

Before we present the two opposing arguments about Internet load balancers and the trends around it, let’s start with defining what we mean with the term “Internet load balancer”. Internet load balancer usually refers to the technology that is is the Internet gateway that is responsible for deciding how the […]