CMO, Versa Networks
January 14, 2021
SMEs are the most cost-conscious of organizations; there’s no money for large IT teams, nor for stacks of single-purpose boxes per location: it adds up quickly with more locations. Direct Internet Access (DIA) has been a life-saver (read: cost-saver). Employees using their own tablets, smartphones, and laptops has phenomenally brought down user device costs and headaches—employees even upgrade and refresh their devices themselves! Cloud applications are another absolution: no more servers, OS upgrades, boxes, more boxes, slow performance—with SaaS you pay-as-you-go and instantly scale up/down.
CMO, Versa Networks
October 26, 2020
A third (33%) of all organizations have failed to successfully implement their cloud strategies in 2019. Despite best efforts post-migration, network performance, security, and management problems continue to shoot up. As failed cloud migrations glaringly highlight the need to reinvent traditional WAN networks, organizations are increasingly turning to Secure SD-WAN for the help they need to successfully move to the cloud. Who doesn’t want to move to the cloud today? It’s scalable, flexible, and cost-efficient—everything that traditional data centers are not. Besides, users have grown increasingly mobile, making the “anytime, anywhere, and any-device” access the new normal for business continuity….
July 23, 2020
A key component of classic go-to-market strategies is to evaluate the requirements to compete in modern business by how we align our pricing models. We conduct competitive analysis to define product features and functions and build in unique differentiation to one-up our rivals. To support our products, we hire and train staff to ensure customer service and satisfaction ratings are the best in the industry. This is the digital age, where everyone, on some level, lives and works in a fully virtualized world. Unless we pay cash (remember cash), we can’t buy anything without a secure network. For contemporary times,…
July 9, 2020
Digital transformation is transcending traditional IT infrastructure, and becoming pervasive within virtually every aspect of business and our personal lives. We carry around laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart watches and other wearables. IoT devices collect data from security cameras, cars, aircraft, ships, energy systems, manufacturing plants, medical facilities, farms and ranches, and throughout our homes and business offices. Applications on all these devices collect and emit massive amounts of data. Data travel over WANs to corporate data centers, clouds, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS, and this is just the beginning. As digital transformation becomes even more pervasive, the digital ecosystem will become…
CMO, Versa Networks
May 21, 2020
The digital transformation has made the network indispensable. As your network goes, so your business goes. Everything is connected: static and mobile devices all communicate via the network. Extraordinary statistics suggest 51% of CxOs don’t know what their industry might look like in 2023; that there might be a 50% turnover in the S&P over the next five years. Agility is survival. Traditional hub & spoke networks were designed for client-server access to centralized information by a set of known, stationary, IT-controlled endpoints. Today’s business does not operate that way. The number and types of devices have exploded, they—and their…
May 14, 2020
As new applications move to the cloud, the need for more granular data and analytics follow in order to measure the rate of acceleration of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) access. While CRM represents the largest of the SaaS markets, other segments such as digital marketing and collaboration, are both seeing a rapid shift from on-premises to the cloud, much of which can be attributed to the strong focus service providers are placing on edge-network agility in rapidly making new functionality available to customers. In a recent Gartner survey assessing the impetus for the surge in SaaS migration, over 440 SaaS strategy decision…
November 6, 2019
Welcome to the Third installment of the Enterprise Best Practices Blog. My name is Neil Danilowicz, Principal Architect for Versa Networks. This week we will focus on why the Enterprise should require a secure multi-tiered architecture for their SD-WAN solution.So why is a secure multi-tiered architecture a requirement for Enterprise deployment of SD-WAN? Historically, Enterprises would contract with a service provider to purchase private circuits (MPLS, PIP, or dedicated TDM circuits) to provide secure private connectivity between their branches and data centers. If an Enterprise required access to the Internet or remote networks, demilitarized zones (DMZs) were established to vet…
October 6, 2019
With enterprises investing heavily to transform themselves digitally, the threat environment has in many respects intensified and diversified. Enterprises pursuing a hybrid cloud or multi-cloud strategy, or relying on a software-as-a-service model to give remote workers access to critical applications, perhaps via a mobile device, will be potentially exposing themselves to new threat vectors that must be built into an already long list of security considerations for WAN edge optimization. As enterprises look for ways to accelerate their digital transformation journeys and to achieve greater business agility, they must match that by transforming their wide-area network to be more software-driven….
September 4, 2019
Hello, and welcome to the second installment of the Enterprise Best Practices Blog. My name is Neil Danilowicz, Principal Architect for Versa Networks. This week I would like to focus on Keys – their importance to SD-Wan and why an Enterprise should be concerned about the keys. As we all know, every Enterprise has both public and private information. And it is the duty of the Enterprise to protect private information, be it intellectual property (IP), financial information, customer subscription information, payment history, or other information that must be protected due to regulations (both industry standard and governmental). Protecting information…
September 4, 2019
The new Gartner Networking Hype Cycle for 2019 is out (stay calm!) and there is one very clear message for network professionals implementing a SD-WAN strategy: first the good news, you’re now entering the nirvana phase of the cycle, i.e., the Slope of Enlightenment (congratulations!), which means SD-WAN is approaching a maximum period of benefits for the next 2-5 years; however, the bad news is that if you haven’t evaluated the “sassy” potential of your SD-WAN, then you may be headed for a premature derailment in the Trough of Disillusionment! When I say “sassy” I’m not referring to your teenager’s…