DON’T BUY THE CAR WITHOUT TESTING IT OUT WITH A DRIVE FIRST
I am using this analogy for WAN technology because it seems to really work. When you go to buy a car, you want to make sure everything works first. You test out the brakes. You test it out on the road itself. It only makes sense. Just because the car is advertised as “brand new” doesn’t mean that it works the same. You drive it to make sure that the car does exactly what it says it will.
Same thing goes for your WAN and Hybrid WAN. Why would you buy from a vendor without knowing anything about it first? It’s an investment like any other. Which means, your return needs to be greater than your initial down payment.
Why am I telling you all this?
I am telling you this because I’d like to see you make some really good choices with your investment in the WAN. Which is another reason why I use the car analogy. It’s the one that most can relate to.
How many of you have a provider now? Is your provider really giving you what you need? It’s not enough to cover it all up with bells and whistles. I encourage you to take a look. If your WAN is not making it through the test drive right now, you might want to rethink who you are doing business with. If your provider is only providing you with something superficial value, this is all you will get in return.
Now some people are okay with this. However, if you really want something of substance from your WAN provider, than you really have to make the investment in someone reliable.
The next time you go WAN shopping, make sure the vehicle lives up to it’s title.
You get out what you put in.