working from home
May 11, 2021

WFH? Time your VPN had an SD-WAN upgrade

Originally published in Digitalisation World, our CTO shares thoughts on why its time your VPN had an SD-WAN upgrade   Back in April, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published findings stating that 49.2% of adults employed in the UK were working from home and while there will always be…
SD-WAN for home workers
April 26, 2021

SD-WAN for Home Workers? Seriously?

Originally published in Networking+, our CTO shares thoughts on what to look for in an SD-WAN for Home Workers solution While many organizations have made the commitment to retain home working, the technology used to support secure, productive users is invariably still far from ideal. So is SD-WAN for Home…
January 29, 2021

Citrix SD-WAN 11.3 release

Citrix SD-WAN 11.3 release is here! Friday 18th December Citrix released Citrix SD-WAN 11.3 firmware, available initially via Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator. Our in house Citrix SD-WAN Subject Matter Expert Simon has been putting it through it's paces and here's what he found... The Citrix SD-WAN documentation states “Citrix SD-WAN provides…
December 4, 2020

Citrix SD-WAN vs Silver Peak

All you need to know about the performance, ease-of-use, security and cost of Citrix SD-WAN vs. Silver Peak SD-WAN.   Whether you like it or not, movement to “The Cloud” is increasing. This has never been more evident than in recent times with “working from home” becoming the, “the new…
Al Taylor talks about cloudDNA SD-WAN Home Worker
November 27, 2020

cloudDNA SD-WAN Home Worker Managed Service

Poor Network Connectivity If you’ve worked from home over the past 8 months, you’ll be familiar with the knock on effect of poor network connectivity. Dropped calls, issues with joining online meetings, poor quality video or screen lag in Citrix, Microsoft or VMWare virtual desktops. The heart of the problem has…
home worker
November 18, 2020

Citrix SD-WAN 110 for Home Workers

COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on everyone’s life. Businesses are requesting staff to work from home and with the implementation of many other restrictions such as travel, shops and school closures, the “home office” has become a whole new environment that IT has to manage, in part at least.…
Concept of spoke and hub WAN topology
September 16, 2020

Cost effective, secure, reliable connectivity to Azure vWAN

Migrating apps and services to Microsoft Azure If you’ve already started to migrate applications and services to Azure you’ll already be aware that for the vast majority of use cases, an Azure tenancy typically consists of multiple isolated environments (known as vNETs), each providing a home for a piece of…
September 11, 2020

Hands on with the new Citrix SD-WAN Advanced Edition

Our in house SME Simon has been getting hands on with the new Citrix SD-WAN Advanced Edition which combines all of the Standard Edition features with a range of next generation security features, ideal for those looking for an integrated SD-WAN & edge security solution. Here’s how he got on…
July 16, 2020

Citrix SD-WAN Office365 Optimisation

What is Citrix SD-WAN Office365 Optimisation and what benefits does it give you?  Firstly, it’s worth knowing a couple of things about Microsoft Office365, from a networking perspective. Microsoft Office365 consists of a several applications and the performance/user experience of some of these applications (Teams, Outlook and Word for example) can be affected by network latency. In an Office365 use case, high latency means poor user experience ☹  Office365 is cloud based, what does that mean?   As…
AlwaysON VPN Security
June 16, 2020

How Citrix ADC AlwaysOn VPN Works

As more users are working from home than ever before, the demands on Enterprise IT to deliver end user devices have become more complex. During this time cloudDNA has seen an increase in the number of customers requesting the capability to manage connectivity into the Enterprise when connected by a…