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March 23, 2023
Need to Improve Efficiency? Access the Data in Your Network for Better Performance, Security, and Reliability

TLDR – watch our presentation on the Tech Field Day YouTube Channel.  How many times have you been asked to improve efficiency, do more with less, or work with fewer staff than needed due to talent shortages or resource constraints? Throughout my decades-long IT career, the network has been the backbone of the business – yet our […]

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March 15, 2023
Forward Networks, a meaningful career path for retiring federal employees

I’ve been fortunate enough to serve my country as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS) in the Central Intelligence Agency. As a kid growing up in northern Minnesota, a career at the CIA seemed an impossible dream, and yet I was able to serve my country and our allies around the world for […]

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March 8, 2023
How a Digital Twin will help IT teams keep their networks secure, reliable, and agile as budgets tighten

TLDR: Join our BrightTALK Webinar on March 16, 2023, 10:30 a.m. PST. Headlines have been dominated by news of tech layoffs with the technology sector hit the hardest. There is a consensus that an economic contraction is on the horizon. An astute leader prepares for this possibility, no matter how well their company is doing.   […]

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February 22, 2023
Making Operations More Agile and Efficient with a Digital Twin

TLDR – watch our presentation on the Tech Field Day YouTube Channel. On January 25, Forward Networks was honored to host Cloud Field Day 16. We especially enjoy working with the delegates because of their industry experience and objective viewpoints; in fact, we launched our product at a Networking Field Day in 2017. This blog […]

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February 18, 2023
The most important things we learned at Cisco Live EMEA 2023

We were honored to be an Emerald Sponsor of 2023 Cisco Live EMEA. During the four-day show, we met with hundreds of network engineers and architects who keep the world's most complex networks secure, reliable, and predictable. And they were not shy about bringing us their headaches. We were honored to sit with them and […]

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February 6, 2023
Visit Stand E08 at Cisco Live EMEA

Let the Games Begin! Cisco Live Amsterdam has officially started, and we’re delighted to be here meeting with the best and brightest of the European networking community. Stop by to say hello, and play Forward Quest to learn how easy it is to put your people back in charge of the network and register to […]

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February 3, 2023
Startup and Stability, Surprisingly now in the Same Sentence?

These are uncertain times in tech.   If you’re at one of the many companies in the news recently, think back to why you joined.   Was it the people? The tech? Or maybe… the perception of a rock-solid, not-going-anywhere, totally-guaranteed position? Things have changed lately. Whether the rounds of layoffs hitting the valley hard are truly […]

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January 25, 2023
MSD Partners Leads Forward Networks $50M Series D Funding

Following 139% year-over-year growth, Forward Networks closed $50M in series D funding. The round was led by MSD Partners with support from new investors, Section 32, and Omega Venture Partners. Demonstrating ongoing support, existing investors Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Goldman Sachs), Threshold Ventures, A. Capital, and Andreessen Horowitz participated in the round. Since its last […]

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January 18, 2023
Forward Networks to Host Cloud Field Day 16

I don’t know which is more exciting: the fact that there’s no rain forecast for the next two weeks or that we’re hosting Cloud Field Day 16 at the Forward Networks headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. It’s a nice dose of synchronicity that we get a break in the rain to dry out and clean […]

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January 11, 2023
How S&P Global Uses a Digital Twin to Deliver Business Value Faster

There are many ways a digital twin can make enterprise networks more secure, agile, and reliable. Actually, there are more ways than we envisioned when we came up with the technology and we’re constantly learning from our customers. Guru Ramamoorthy, VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering, & Operations at S&P Global, shared how his […]

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December 15, 2022
Does a Digital Twin Improve Enterprise Operations?

Enterprise networks and the organizations that support them are more complex than ever.  With an abundance of task-specific devices and issue-specific tools, it’s become nearly impossible to understand the true state of network topology and behavior.   There is no single person, technology, or circumstance to blame for the current state of affairs. For decades, enterprise networks […]

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December 8, 2022
Modern Enterprises Require End-to-End Visibility

TLDR - check out the Enterprise Strategy Group eBook, End-to-End Networking Visibility and Management. If you have a single vendor, single cloud homogenous network where everything is documented, you know where every device is, and you know all the possible paths in your network, then you are a networking deity.   Realistically, nobody has a “simple” and […]

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