January 26, 2017

The 2017 Guide to WAN Architecture and Design - Part 3: Planning for a Successful Transition to a New WAN



It's a new year and a new WAN.  Jim Metzler shares his research and guidance with a best-practices roadmap for enterprise network organizations to follow for a successful transition to the new WAN.

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.

The Guide will be published both in its entirety and in a serial fashion. This document is the third of the serial publications and it has two primary sub-sections. One sub-section is a detailed call to action and the other sub-section summarizes the key WAN architecture, management and security considerations that were brought out in Part 2 of The Guide. Continue reading ...


The other sections of The Guide are:

This section focused on providing insight into the current state of the WAN and it contained the results of a survey that was distributed in May of 2016. Throughout The Guide the network professionals who completed the survey will be referred to as The Survey Respondents. 

This section contained the description of a hypothetical company called NeedsToChange and it also contained how each of the sponsors suggested that NeedsToChange should evolve its WAN. 

Complete Guide
The final publication will consist of an executive summary and Parts 1 - 3 as described above.

Platinum Sponsors
Cato Networks  •   CloudGenix  •  Cradlepoint •  LiveAction 
Nuage Networks  •  Talari Networks  •  VeloCloud



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