PRO+ Premium Content/Network Evolution

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
May 2017, Vol. 8, No. 4

EarthLink SD-WAN helps Dunn-Edwards Paints connect with customers

A few years ago, Dunn-Edwards Corp. -- a paint manufacturer, distributor and retailer based in Los Angeles -- found its existing MPLS wide area network connections were failing to meet growing bandwidth demand. So when Dunn-Edwards' service provider decided to pilot a new software-defined WAN service using technology from startup VeloCloud, the paint company volunteered. We spoke with Dunn-Edwards' Phoenix-based manager of infrastructure services, Pete Garcia, to learn more about his team's experience with the EarthLink SD-WAN service. Editor's note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Why did Dunn-Edwards decide to deploy the EarthLink SD-WAN service? Pete Garcia: In the last three years or so, the branch offices have been coming to us and saying, 'Hey, we'd like more bandwidth in the stores' -- for everything from a guest network to better connectivity for our in-store paint advisors, who work in real time with contractors and retail customers. Pete Garcia Gartner was putting out material on SD-WAN ...

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue






  • Passive Python Network Mapping

    In this excerpt from chapter two of Passive Python Network Mapping, author Chet Hosmer discusses securing your devices against ...

  • Protecting Patient Information

    In this excerpt from chapter two of Protecting Patient Information, author Paul Cerrato discusses the consequences of data ...

  • Mobile Security and Privacy

    In this excerpt from chapter 11 of Mobile Security and Privacy, authors Raymond Choo and Man Ho Au discuss privacy and anonymity ...