- 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.
The sections of The Guide are:
This section focuses 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 contains the description of a hypothetical company called NeedsToChange and it also contained how each of the sponsors suggested that NeedsToChange should evolve its WAN.
This section shares Jim Metzler's research and guidance with a best-practices roadmap for enterprise network organizations to follow for a successful transition to the new WAN.
This section summarizes what you need to know about the most current statistics, trends and analysis.
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