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To WAN or not to WAN: The fate of WAN optimization in the cloud era

Just a few years ago, multi-nationals and companies that operated across large distances didn’t have an option when it came to connectivity: it was WAN or nothing. But as our society has become increasingly dependent on data, the infrastructure that supports its flow around the world has had a tough act to follow. Today, we’re [...]

By |December 1st, 2015|Categories: Network Management System|Tags: |Comments Off on To WAN or not to WAN: The fate of WAN optimization in the cloud era

A few words on WAN Optimization from IRIS founder Alan Kemp

In this blog, we turn the spotlight onto one of IRIS’ founders, Alan Kemp, to pick his brain about the future of WAN networks, WAN optimization and how the cloud is changing networking as we know it. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and talk WAN optimization with our resident expert. A bit [...]

By |November 17th, 2015|Categories: Network Management System|Tags: |Comments Off on A few words on WAN Optimization from IRIS founder Alan Kemp

Why your WAN Network needs proactive monitoring

The purpose of proactive WAN network monitoring is not only to prevent problems that result in costly downtime to the organisation, but to also increase profitability. Organisations’ reliance on their IT infrastructure means that IT managers must incorporate proactive monitoring into their hourly, daily, weekly and monthly schedules. But with the complexity of today’s [...]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Iris Capacity|Tags: |Comments Off on Why your WAN Network needs proactive monitoring

How an NMS helps to effectively manage your WAN network

The nature of WAN networks is such that it takes having your eye on so many things at once that it is impossible for a centralised team of engineers to sit in an Operations Centre and manage the environment optimally. The sheer geographical distances that WANs can cover means that IT engineers need to rely [...]

By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: Iris Capacity|Tags: |Comments Off on How an NMS helps to effectively manage your WAN network