How to Build a cost effective, cloud ready Network

What is a cloud ready network? One of the most popular buzz words in the IT world is “the cloud”, as in cloud computing. People with or without IT background have definitely heard about it and most of them have already experimented with it or even have adopted it in their business environments. The key to connecting to the cloud and take advantage of its benefits is your network. The idea is pretty simple: no network, no cloud and to get it a bit further, poor network, poor cloud experience. Thus a cloud ready network is a network infrastructure that allows the reliable and high performing access to cloud services.

Enterprise WANs: MPLS VPN vs WAN virtualisation

Until recently, the only way to get reliable connectivity with anticipated performance between corporate branches was to buy expensive leased lines or a service like MPLS VPN, which is the flagship of enterprise WAN services, having earned its status as the link option of choice because of its reliability, flexibility and the available QoS controls.

Broadband bonding or legacy load balancing?

Quite often there is a confusion when comparing legacy network load balancing with broadband bonding technologies. The truth is that although these technologies look similar there are many differences between them. The ability of broadband bonding to simplify WAN management and boost the network performance has made it already the new trend in corporate networking.

Traffic shaping – Reserved bandwidth or dynamic prioritization classes?

In many cases the Internet data traffic requires more bandwidth than the capacity of the available connection. To overcome this, many business deploy traffic shaping to guarantee the proper functioning of business critical applications.

Layer2 vs Layer3 Line Bonding

The SHDSL is a data transfer technology that implements line bonding at Layer 2 (link layer) allowing higher transmission speed than those of ADSL by combining up to four pairs of copper telephone lines. It allows symmetrical speeds from 2 to 22 Mbps while providing greater reliability.