SteelConnect series 6/8: Application Visibility Dec 14, 2017

SD-WAN is a great enabler for many businesses, allowing them to improve the management of the infrastructure as well as improving user experience and application performance.

One thing I haven’t covered much in the series is performance and application visibility and how SteelConnect provides provides detailed insight. It allows filtering on user, location, application, uplink or device for example.

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SteelConnect series 5/8: SD-LAN Nov 05, 2017

The previous blog posts were more focused on the WAN side of SD-WAN, not surprising I guess. This one is more geared towards the faster side of a gateway: the LAN.

SteelConnect isn’t just for zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) your WAN or cloud gateways, it also has the capability to do the same for access points and switches and potentially manage a complete network from a cloud portal.

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SteelConnect series 4/8: Intelligent Traffic Steering Oct 31, 2017

Many organisations have moved workloads to the cloud, or are using SaaS applications like Office 365, Google Apps and others. When moving to these applications, the implications of the required bandwidth (and additional latency) are often overlooked, resulting in a poor user experience especially when the internet traffic is first being backhauled to a data centre, then out to the internet.

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Moved hosting provider Sep 27, 2017 After having been on Redhat Openshift for a few years, they recently announced they were going to sunset their OpenShift v2 platform, which I was using. That meant I had to migrate my blog, and given that the basic tier v3 instance wasn’t capable of running a WordPress blog I decided to move it somewhere else. ...
SteelConnect series 3/8: AWS & Azure integration Aug 25, 2017

In part 3 of the series I’ll talk about everyone’s favourite subject: cloud! That word alone should surely boost the SEO for this blog…

Jokes aside, this part is about the capabilities of easily extending your on-prem network to the cloud, using SteelConnect.

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SteelConnect series 2/8: Getting started with SteelConnect Jul 18, 2017

In part 1 I said I’d get back to you in a week with part 2. Well that took a bit longer, as my wife gave birth to our daughter a bit earlier than expected so I took some time off work to enjoy family life.

After the brief introduction in part 1, let’s get into the weeds with SteelConnect.

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SteelConnect series 1/8: SD-WAN for the masses Jun 09, 2017

Early 2016 Riverbed acquired Ocedo, a German company with software defined networking solutions. In a nutshell Ocedo built intelligent networking solutions consisting of WAN gateways, access points and switches using zero-touch provisioning and managed centrally through a cloud portal.

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