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Cisco’s New Meraki & Catalyst Integration Capabilities Provide Streamlined Management  

Arraya Insights| August 31, 2022

The future of modern business is in the cloud. Cloud-based applications provide increased flexibility, scalability, and cost-savings. To take advantage of these benefits, many businesses and enterprises heavily rely on two of Cisco’s most popular offerings: Meraki, Cisco’s cloud-management network offering, and Catalyst, Cisco’s brand of access switches to manage their environment  These two offerings […]

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Cisco ThousandEyes WAN Insights: Overview and Benefits

Kyle Dillon| August 5, 2022

At Cisco Live! 2022, the company announced WAN Insights, the newest innovation for the ThousandEyes platform which can provide network forecasts and SD-WAN recommendations to optimize user experience across enterprise sites.  What is ThousandEyes?  ThousandEyes is a network intelligence platform that was acquired by Cisco in May of 2020. The heart of the ThousandEyes platform […]

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Getting to Know Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE): Secure Your Network with Complete & Dynamic Visibility

Arraya Insights| February 3, 2022

A Zero Trust security framework has now become the cyber security industry standard, and for good reason. Zero Trust Security continually authorizes access of both users and devices, no matter the device’s location. As cyber threats continue to pose significant risk to every industry, this security model has become essential.   Many companies face significant challenges […]

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The New World of Work: 6 Steps to Ensure Your Network is Ready

Arraya Insights| November 18, 2021

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workforce indefinitely. During the initial lockdown in March 2020, hundreds of thousands of workers left the office and logged into work at home, where they could safely social distance. While the pandemic continues today, newly lifted restrictions mean more workers are returning to the office and the future of the workforce is beginning to take shape.   Many companies faced significant change throughout the pandemic, whether they granted employees […]

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Tech Overview: Understanding SD-WAN & Its Top 3 Benefits

Arraya Insights| September 29, 2021

Many aspects of life feel unpredictable these days. However, what we can predict is that a hybrid and remote workforce is here to stay. Organizations are adopting a cloud-first strategy to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability that cloud computing has to offer.   Cisco reported that 92% of enterprises have already adopted a multi-cloud strategy. However, dedicated MPLS circuits are no longer enough to ensure security and a reliable connection. This will ultimately affect user experience. With flexible work schedules and employees […]

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Expert Q&A: Exploring SD-WAN

Arraya Insights| July 8, 2021

Chuck Kiessling (Senior Director, Presales Solutions) and Kyle Dillon (Senior Network Solutions Architect) explore SD-WAN, including an overview of the technology, the key benefits, licensing and purchasing options, network-as-a-service, and more.

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Is Your Network Ready for Your Workplace Reopening? 7 Factors to Consider

Arraya Insights| April 8, 2021

It’s happening! The workplaces we left behind last spring are poised to reopen, or at least things are trending in that direction. However, before we can undertake any return to the workplace initiatives, we must first acknowledge that a lot has changed over the past year. Steps must be taken to ensure our old workplaces […]

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SASE: What Is It and What Can It Do For You?

Arraya Insights| November 16, 2020

All Posts Coined by Gartner in the summer of 2019, SASE – short for Secure Access Service Edge and pronounced “sassy” – has become one of IT’s favorite buzzwords. Sure, it’s fun to say, but the appeal of SASE is far greater. SASE technology has real potential as a solution to a set of pain points that have been exacerbated since the term’s early days, […]

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Meraki Per-Device Licensing Update: What's the Latest?

Arraya Insights| August 18, 2020

Meraki has added a new per-device licensing model in addition to the co-termination licensing model that we have been accustomed to and have associated Meraki with. The first important point to know is that all existing dashboards will remain the same and there is nothing that is needed to be done by the end user […]

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What’s New with Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN?

Arraya Insights| August 14, 2020

Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN made headlines recently with the announcement of several new features and capabilities on the platform. Several of these features are already generally available while others have only just begun their global rollout. All, however, are worth exploring more in depth, particularly as organizations everywhere continue to rethink the ways in which […]

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