SD-WAN 101

What is it?

There are now several vendors who have rolled out viable SD-WAN solutions, and and most of these use a similar approach. WAN edge devices are deployed to branch offices. These are centrally managed, and the branch offices each make logical connections..
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What Are The Pros and Cons of Colocation vs. Managed Hosting?

Getting a colocation host to take over the housing and management of your servers offers a number of attractive benefits to many small and medium enterprises. There are a number of advantages over keeping physical servers at the work site or going with a virtual,..

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Get Your Network Ready for Cloud Operations

 Moving to the cloud gives companies incredible opportunities to leverage third-party platforms and computing power remotely and over the internet. The opportunity to ensure future scalability and reduce operational and storage costs and headaches are obvious.
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Choosing the Best SIP Trunk Provider for Your Business Needs

Selecting the best SIP trunk provider for your business can be a tricky proposition. The market is full of competing solutions and providers, and it can be difficult to be sure that a low quote is going to be supported adequately. Luckily, we have assembled a short..
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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cloud Hosting Service Provider

When deliberating your options and selecting a cloud hosting partner, there are a number of factors that you should keep in mind. There are no shortage of cloud hosting service providers, but not all of them will be suitable or competent to address your needs. In..

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VoIP Call Quality — How to Make Sure Your Calls Sound Great

Despite what market analysts may have written on the subject, voice-over-IP (VOIP) telephony is not a uniform commodity. Choosing a provider based only on price or billing convenience is a risky move, because the quality of service can vary DRAMATICALLY from..

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The 3 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a DIA (direct fiber internet) Service Provider

Reliability

For most companies and IT directors, reliability is going to be the most important consideration when selecting a network services provider for direct internet or WAN services. One of the most compelling reasons to bring all of your business locations..

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the Difference Between Megabits and Megabytes

So — even if you were raised in a computer lab by sweet robots based on x86 machines running Windows 3.1, the confusion that surrounds descriptions of download and upload speeds can still be a pain in your butt. Just because YOU understand how ping times and..

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WHEN DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED DIRECT FIBER INTERNET (DIA)?

There are three main factors in play when deciding what kind of internet connection will best serve your business — and they’re the same three factors driving most of your procurement decisions: quality, reliability and price.

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IPV6: THE NEXT FRONTIER OF INTERNET PROTOCOL

New IP addresses in IPv6 will use characters, in addition to numbers. IPv6 offers a significantly larger pool of addresses by using 128-bit addresses. IPv4 addresses offer 32-bit addresses, in contrast with IPv6.

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YES, VIRGINIA. THERE IS SECURITY IN THE CLOUD!

Cloud security myths have been circling around the Internet like dozens and dozens of clouds in the sky. You may ask your supervisor, “Are the myths true or not?” It is your responsibility to find out.

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WHY FIBER? THE ADVANTAGES OF FIBER OPTIC INTERNET

Almost all U.S. businesses have chosen an Internet Service Provider (ISP), which provides commercial fiber optic Internet service. Fiber has switched from a need to a “must-have” for thousands of businesses in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region because of the..

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