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

Arraya Insights 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 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 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 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 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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SMBs Are Benefiting from SD-WAN Adoption - Here's How

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 24, 2018

Larger organizations are often seen as the ideal use case for SD-WAN technology – and they have flocked to it. In fact, almost three-quarters (74%) of mid-to-enterprise sized businesses acknowledged exploring SD-WAN in lab trials during 2017, according to a recent IHS Markit study. The prediction from IHS is that many of those businesses will […]

Networking's Future? Cisco DNA Goes Under the Microscope

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 21, 2017

If Gartner’s researchers are correct, over the next two years, scores of IT pros are going to be adding a new phrase to their vocabulary – and to their corporate networks. That phrase is intent-based networking and Gartner’s team predicts it’s about to go mainstream. They believe that, by 2020, more than 1,000 large enterprises […]

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Should Azure Stack Be On Your Radar? 5 Use Cases

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 29, 2017

There are few organizations whose futures will rest entirely in the cloud. Instead, most will undertake migrations on a case-by-case basis, resulting in a hybrid cloud environment. Workloads will be assessed based on individual need and industry regulations then, depending on the findings, they will either be transferred into the cloud or stored in an […]

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Cisco Live 2017: Everything Your Business Needs to Know

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 7, 2017

  The evolution of networking is all about the DNA. Cisco Live, the company’s yearly tech summer camp, wrapped up last Thursday amidst the sweltering summer heat of Las Vegas. Cisco used this opportunity to showcase the evolution of the security, scale, and simplicity inherent to the next generation network. The key platform launched last […]

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Micro-Segmentation as a Defender: How Secure is Your Fortress?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 30, 2017

Perhaps you have always taken pride that your network maintains strong perimeter securities, including your formidable firewall which is functioning as it should – IT infrastructure well organized, everything tightly sealed from outside threats.  You’ve done everything possible to protect your vast amount of data.  Or so you have always assumed … The fact is, […]