Thinking Hybrid WAN? Think Cisco iWAN (Part Three)

Imagine this scenario: your wide area network (WAN) includes a 10Mbps Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) service and a 100Mbps Internet service. Your MPLS service is over utilized and causing outages, but your Internet service has 50Mbps of capacity. Doesn’t sound like a very efficient design.

Thinking Hybrid WAN? Think Cisco iWAN (Part Two)

In my first post of this series, I explained how the Hybrid Wide Area Network (WAN) solution from Cisco Intelligent WAN (iWAN) provides transport independence, allowing for a flexible, consistent and secure network overlay regardless of service provider or transport type.

Thinking Hybrid WAN? Think Cisco iWAN (Part One)

As a network engineer, I am always looking for technologies that allow me to more easily control how traffic flows over a Wide Area Network (WAN). Until recently, many of these technologies had too many tradeoffs: policy-based routing (PBR) risks black holing traffic, native routing protocols are notoriously difficult to manipulate, and Multiprotocol Label Switching […]

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