Archive for August, 2011

Will Cloud-based Software Applications Bolster the Role of Application-Aware VPNs?

08/25/2011 |
Nav Chander

By Nav Chander, Research Manager, Business Network Services, IDC It’s been about a decade since IP VPNs were introduced by CSPs as the next wave of WAN networking services to connect enterprise branch office, regional and headquarter sites. At that time, CSPs also offered alternative WAN services such as Frame Relay and ATM. IP VPNs […]

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Smart Clouds Require Smart Networks: Intelligent IaaS through Visibility

08/11/2011 |
Melanie Posey

By Melanie Posey, Research Vice President for IDC‘s Hosting Infrastructure and Managed Network Services The frenzied excitement around cloud as the “next big thing” in the IT industry is beginning to subside as businesses move from testing the waters, with a couple of applications and use cases, to moving large-scale processing and mission-critical jobs to the […]

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For the CSP Cloud Customer: Seeing is Believing

08/05/2011 |
Christopher Cullan

By Christopher Cullan, Product Marketing Manager, Business Services Solutions, InfoVista Melanie Posey of IDC hit the proverbial nail on the head in her guest blog post: “Communications Service Providers (CSPs): Claiming a Seat at the ‘Cloud’ Table,” when she pointed out that the ability of CSPs to supply enterprise customers with visibility and control over cloud IT […]

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