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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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Cisco ISE 3.0: Here’s What the New Release Can Do

Arraya Insights| November 9, 2020

Cisco released its third version of Identity Services Engine (ISE) back in September. If you are not familiar with Cisco ISE, it is an industry leading Network Access Control (NAC) system that provides security policy management and access to your network infrastructure. Cisco ISE enables you to gather real-time contextual information from the users and devices that […]

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3 Operational Challenges Solved by Cisco ACI Anywhere

Arraya Insights| September 16, 2020

Your data is no longer hemmed in by four walls, so, why should those physical boundaries continue to define your data center? Cisco’s belief (one which Arraya shares) is that they shouldn’t and its ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) Anywhere solution is one way to begin deleting those legacy barriers. This software-defined network offering represents a […]

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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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It’s Complicated: Understanding the Relationship Between Wi-Fi 6 and 5G

Arraya Insights| February 5, 2020

The battle lines have been drawn. In one corner stands Wi-Fi 6, the latest generation Wi-Fi standard that also goes by 802.11ax. Positioned directly across from it is 5G, the most updated cellular data network. Future dominance of enterprise networks everywhere is on the line. Or, at least that’s how some industry observers have painted […]

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Trends Shaping the Future of Business Networks (and How to Respond)

Arraya Insights| November 25, 2019

Can you see your organization dubbing its network a “strategic enabler?” You might not have to imagine too hard because it soon could become reality according to Gartner. The research and advisory giant found more than 60% of organizations believe their network will be seen as a core facilitator of digital strategies by 2023. That’s […]

Arraya Insights Radio: SD-WAN: How to Find the Right Solution for Your Business

Arraya Insights| August 27, 2019

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 16: SD-WAN: How to Find the Right Solution for Your Business SD-WAN may just be five little letters, but it’s made a huge impact on the business world. With so many providers in the marketplace and so many solutions on the shelves, it’s not easy to find the right choice for […]

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4 Ways VeloCloud Fits Into Your SD-WAN Strategy

Arraya Insights| July 10, 2019

Toward the end of last year, Gartner released its first-ever Magic Quadrant devoted specifically to SD-WAN, or as Gartner formally defined it, WAN Edge Infrastructure. The “Leader” quadrant was relatively sparse, but there were two names in there with which Arraya (and our regular blog readers) are very familiar. Cisco is one of them. Last […]

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Cisco ISE Use Cases: Retaking Control of Your Network 

Arraya Insights| December 28, 2018

This is the fourth post in an ongoing, deep dive series into the subject of segmentation. Each post will be written by a member of Arraya’s technical or tactical teams, focusing on a specific piece of this extremely broad, highly transformational, topic.  In this week’s post on segmentation, we will cover Cisco’s Identity Services Engine […]

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