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Five questions to ask when choosing an SD-WAN partner

To deploy an SD-WAN solution successfully, IT leaders in your organization must gain an understanding of the nuances between different SD-WAN vendor platforms, capabilities, and functionality. Typically, a third-party SD-WAN provider will assess your network to help you determine the best fit. The expertise of potential SD-WAN provider partners will vary tremendously and choosing from […]

Six security trends to watch for in 2020

Two items for home users and consumers: We will see more discovered vulnerabilities in, and attacks against, so-called “smart home” products, such as smart speakers, security systems, and cameras. Any time we see widespread deployment of technology that is, relatively speaking, in the early stages of maturity, we expect that attackers will pay attention and […]

Journey to the cloud

Six Common Goals of Cloud Based Networks

An experienced partner like OnX Canada can be a game-changer and architect a solution based on your organization’s precise needs, and then help you navigate the migration path to the cloud. Current cloud networking technologies–whether software-defined networks (SDNs), software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs), network function virtualization (NFV), or virtual network functions (VNF)–have one thing in common: […]

The evolution of modern computing: serverless solutions versus containers

What is serverless computing? Serverless computing allows developers to create and run applications without thinking about server limitations such as provisioning, scaling, and managing. Functions are executed in a cloud environment and billed by the amount of time the process is running rather than by how long the server is up. A function is often […]

Why short-term IT staffing is essential to digital transformation

The need to bring in contract work is nothing new, of course. Industries as diverse as manufacturing and retail often use temporary help to get through periods of peak activity. In today’s world, however, the need for short-term workers is becoming less predictable and subject to a wider set of underlying forces than simple work […]

OnX Canada to host CIO SD-WAN Summit in Toronto

Join OnX Canada and IT World Canada on September 24 at STK Steakhouse in Toronto for the CIO Summit, an executive-level discussion on the future of networking strategies that combine and integrate SD-WAN, Network as a Service (NaaS), and Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) technologies to support the constantly evolving demands of today’s enterprise. […]

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The rise of serverless computing and what it can mean for your business

The rise of serverless computing Serverless computing is a cloud-based execution model in which functions are typically executed off-premises in the cloud. Despite its name, serverless computing does not eliminate the need for a server. Rather, serverless computing outsources the software code to the cloud provider’s infrastructure, where the application is automatically run at scale […]

OnX DevTest Cloud Government

Why government agencies should move DevTest to the cloud

Like virtually every other data-driven enterprise today, Canadian government agencies face the perennial challenge of doing more with less to serve their constituents. And like the rest of the world, this is inevitably leading agencies to review how they are consuming IT and supporting applications, and if they are better off with a public cloud alternative for some workloads. Leading the list is DevTest operations that can take advantage of the cloud’s speed, agility, and cost-savings without leading to worries about data theft and security.

OnX SD-WAN and Cloud App Performance

SD-WAN delivers better cloud app performance

Moving from MPLS to SD-WAN: It’s all about the apps The tremendous rise in cloud application usage has significantly impacted the performance of traditional networks like MPLS (multiprotocol label switching). For many years, MPLS networks have proven reliable for branch offices, but they require costly onsite configuration and management. Since the adoption of cloud-based apps […]