- Jim Metzler, Ashton Metzler & Associates
- Distinguished Research Fellow and Co-Founder
- Webtorials Analyst Division
The primary goals of the 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design are to make enterprise network organizations aware of the emerging alternatives to the traditional approaches to WAN architecture, management and security and to help them understand the key differences in those alternatives.
A discussion of wide area networking is extremely timely for two reasons. One reason is that for the first time in well over a decade, the wired WAN is the focus of considerable innovation, which is leading to the deployment of a wide range of WAN-related products and services. The second reason is that on a going forward basis, the WAN needs to support a new set of requirements such as providing connectivity to a growing number of mobile works and public cloud providers as well as to the Internet of Things (IoT). Continue reading ...
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