April 29, 2019 SD-WAN Overview Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is an emerging alternative to provisioned Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) circuits, providing distributed flexibility by using a centralized control model at the customer premises or within the cloud. SD-WANs are built on the core Software-Defined Networking (SDN) principle of strict separation of data and control planes. SD-WANs can manage multiple types of connections, including MPLS, LTE (News - Alert), and broadband cable or DSL, while delivering a variety of services, such as VPN, security and load-balancing. SD-WANs can be deployed much faster than an MPLS circuit, which must be provisioned by a service provider with a range of contractual Service Level Agreements (SLAs). SD-WAN is a solution that has modified the panorama of management of distributed data networks, especially in the corporate branch. Strictly speaking, it is the ability to offer new possibilities against the traditional … [Read more...] about SD-WAN: Saving Money and Increasing WAN Availability
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Why Consider AWS Connect? Considering the build out of an AWS Connect Call Center? You should be! This cloud based, self service solution has significant competitive advantages over the existing mountain of virtual call center providers. Some of these advantages are clear an unambiguous: (a) No “Per Agent” seat license! On average the current crop of cloud based vendors from Five9, through Incontact and Genesis you will be looking at a per agent seat price of $140 – $298 per seat, per month for base functionality. Now did you want meat on that bun? Features like email routing, Salesforce connectors etc will up your cost per seat. Also what happens to your licenses when you scale up or down? Do you have to buy licenses for your seasonal peaks? Named licenses or Concurrent licenses? (b) Telecom Service costs are still the base cost for all providers who do not own their own carrier! All providers obtain … [Read more...] about AWS Deployment Check list!
The US government killed off its net neutrality rules in June of this year, but that doesn't mean no one is monitoring whether carriers are blocking or throttling online services. Northeastern University researchers led by computer science professor David Choffnes recently determined that Sprint was throttling Skype. Their finding was based on an analysis of user-initiated tests conducted with Wehe, an app for Android and iPhone that the researchers developed to detect throttling. About one-third of the tests detected Sprint's throttling of Skype, Choffnes said. If the findings are correct, Sprint would be violating a Federal Communications Commission rule requiring Internet providers to disclose throttling. Even though the FCC no longer bans throttling itself, the agency requires ISPs to publicly disclose any blocking, throttling, or paid prioritization.Further ReadingWireless throttling: Senators ask four major carriers about video slowdowns But was Sprint really … [Read more...] about Did Sprint throttle Skype? Researcher explains evidence behind allegation