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Hybrid Flash vs. All-Flash Storage: Making The Right Decision

More and more vendors are offering all-flash arrays because demand is increasing and prices are dropping. This change in market landscape is leading several IT managers and professionals to question whether they should make the switch. The question here is if the increasingly-popular all-flash arrays are better than hybrid arrays, and the answer does not… Read more »

Planning a Data Center Migration When Upgrading Your SAN

Data migration can be a tricky business with plenty of pain points and pitfalls along the way. If you’re not properly prepared, an IT upgrade can become cumbersome, time consuming and insecure. Combat best begins with a plan. Planning a Data Center Migration When migrating data center equipment to new facilities, whether because of merger… Read more »

How SD-WAN affects Latency, Packet Loss and Jitter

Are you finding it hard to learn the truth about what SD-WAN does for latency, packet loss and jitter? If you have never worked with SD-WAN before, we’d be willing to bet that you are depending heavily on forums, blogs and reviews to investigate further before making the decision to switch to or integrate your… Read more »

Evaluating VDI Storage Solutions: Five Points To Consider

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Making the Move If you, like IT professionals at numerous large companies we’ve worked with, currently want to upgrade your server-based computing system to a VDI, there are a few key tips to consider before taking on the migration. During the consideration phase, be sure to analyze each vendor’s solution with the… Read more »

SD-WAN Pricing: How Much Does SD-WAN Cost to Implement?

When deciding on a new IT solution, most of the project managers and IT professionals that we work with have top concerns surrounding performance, security and cost. Of course, the order of importance differs from company to company. Many of our previous posts have hit on the first two priorities, explaining how an SD-WAN solution… Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Your WAN’s Throughput: Tackling Traffic Problems

Slow throughput is simply not an option for most companies in our modern, fast-paced world. Where network performance fails, user experience fails, and it only takes a few seconds of dissatisfaction for many clients to decide to take their business elsewhere. If patience is a virtue then the Internet is challenging that ideal. But, you… Read more »

Hybrid WAN or SD-WAN: Which is Right for my Business?

If you need IT solutions fast, shopping around the WAN world can be full of heartache. WAN. Bam. Thank you, man. It seems like every day there are new vendors and new solutions each promising to be more desirable than the last. In fact, this industry is now booming with competition, a big change from… Read more »

How SD-WAN Improves Traffic Flow and Network Performance

The idea that SD-WAN can improve the performance of your current MPLS network is a simple idea and one that has been backed with evidence from numerous companies that have made the switch. But, to understand how it improves your network performance takes a little deeper look under the software surface. Here’s the what. SD-WAN… Read more »

Post SD-WAN: Expectations and Management

You’ve Adopted SD-WAN. Now What? No doubt you chose to integrate with or fully switch your network to an SD-WAN solution because you wanted, and needed, to start seeing results quickly. The great thing about a software-defined WAN is that it is extremely simple to implement. Essentially, you’re only a few plugins and reboots away… Read more »

SD-WAN vs. WAN Optimization: You May be Confused

SD-WAN and WAN Optimization These two terms get thrown around a lot in IT blogs, many of which declare that SD-WAN is the newest settlement on the WAN optimization frontier. The thing is, this may be a little over simplistic. WAN optimization and SD-WAN are more like two mates that play on the same team than… Read more »

SD-WAN 101: Software Defined WAN For Beginners

If you couldn’t speak up about SD-WAN at your last seminar or business meeting, this is the article for you. We’ll help you go from SD-WAN dummy to genius so that you never have to mindlessly head nod again while IT gurus discuss packet loss, latency and jitter. To truly understand the in’s and out’s… Read more »

4 Tips to Painlessly Transition Your WAN to SD-WAN

WAN optimization at the forefront of your company’s IT concerns? Most IT managers that our CTC Technologies experts speak with have some sort of issue with their current WAN architecture. Some of the biggest being: Performance Security Cost Latency Visibility A switch to an SD-WAN overlay is a suitable network solution that will combat many… Read more »

Top 6 Things to Consider When Switching to SD-WAN

The MPLS WAN Blues If you leave the office every evening with a sad melody stuck in your head, the culprit could be your MPLS WAN. With quicker-than-ever industry shifts in technology and more businesses moving on up to the Cloud, a legacy infrastructure may not be the most efficient network setup for your company…. Read more »

How Secure is Software-Defined WAN?

Scared of The Cloud? You aren’t alone. Accessing cloud applications is a top priority for several of our clients at CTC Technologies. But after using MPLS-based networks for years and keeping apps in-house in the data center, many business owners are wary of connecting to something as obscure as “the cloud” and switching over to… Read more »

On Cloud 9: The Benefits of Integrating Cloud Applications with Your MPLS Network

Thinking it’s time to upgrade your current legacy infrastructure and integrate more Cloud applications? If so, you’re not alone. Cloud Computing Trends of 2016 reports that “17 percent of enterprises now have more than 1,000 VMs in public cloud, up from 13 percent in 2015 [and] private cloud showed even stronger growth with 31 percent… Read more »

SD-WAN Vendor Reviews: CTC’s Top 5 Choices for 2016

Switching to SD-WAN? Countless companies have made the switch from MPLS to SD-WAN, cutting network costs and increasing flexibility, control, visibility and performance. If you’re thinking about joining their ranks and shifting to broadband, it’s nice to know the benefits that come along with transitioning to SD-WAN. But, it’s even better to know which WAN… Read more »

Our Preferred WAN Accelerator: Silver Peak Systems

CTC Technologies is proud to offer highly scalable WAN Accelerators from Silver Peak Systems. Let CTC Technologies help you design and install a WAN application acceleration solution today. CTC Technologies can help improve network latency response times with the complete family of Silver Peak WAN accelerators which feature robust management tools that facilitate key IT… Read more »

Three Key Highlights of Palo Alto’s Next Generation Firewall

There are three unique technologies within the Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall that enable visibility and control over applications users and content: App-IDTM, User-ID, and Content-ID. Each of the three technologies are industry firsts and are delivered in the form of a purpose-built firewall platform that helps administrators restore visibility and control. A complete set… Read more »

Five Reasons Why You Should Choose Silver Peak Over Riverbed

Here are a few reasons why: The Silver Peak NX series has proven performance on all WAN links from small branch offices to large data centers. Big pipes,defined as a WAN link with > 30 Mbps WAN through-put, have very different performance, management, and scalability requirements than smaller WAN connections. They involve complex QoS, security… Read more »