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September 24, 2012  9:21 AM

Should you use a hardware or software WAN optimizer?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
application delivery controllers, bandwidth, latency, network virtualization, Networking, virtual WAN optimization, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance

WAN optimization comes in many flavors and form factors. Two of the most hotly debated options are hardware and software—or

August 27, 2012  11:24 AM

What will accelerate your data?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
application delivery controllers, virtual WAN optimization, WAN, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance, WANs, wide area networks

Life was once simpler for the network architect: Corporate data was located in a data center that belonged to the company, and end users used to work at the headquarters or branch office. If end users complained about a stalling application, a deathly-slow file download or an eternal backup, IT...


June 20, 2012  3:19 PM

Riverbed pairs application delivery with Web content optimization



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
application delivery, application delivery controllers, F5 Networks, Riverbed, SPDY protocol, user experiance, web content optimization

If the influx of mobile devices has proven anything, it's that application delivery and Web content optimization go hand-in-hand. Tablets...


August 12, 2011  8:50 AM

Which vendor has the best application delivery optimization (ADO) for 2011?



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
application delivery controllers, Cisco, Juniper, WAN, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WANs, wide area networks

Cisco logoWhen an application is running slowly across your WAN, finding an appropriate vendor to solve that problem can seem next to impossible. Fortunately, finding an application delivery optimization (ADO)...


June 25, 2010  4:41 PM

Application delivery: A WAN manager’s job requirement



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
application delivery controllers, jobs, WAN, WAN jobs, WAN optimization, WAN performance, WANs

Now that businesses have become more comfortable spreading offices across the globe, IT departments manage many more remote offices and mobile workers. As much as IT makes distances in the world feel smaller, no one is a miracle worker. The longer the distance, the longer traffic takes to send....


April 27, 2010  4:40 PM

Interop: Emergence of virtualized application delivery appliances



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
A10 Networks, application delivery controllers, BlueCoat, Certeon, Citrix, F5 Networks, Interop, Virtualization, WAN optimization

Jim Metzler, of Ashton, Metzler & Associates moderated a session today at Interop Las Vegas 2010 about the emergence of virtualized application delivery appliances, both wan optimization controllers (WOCs) and application delivery...


February 23, 2010  4:48 PM

Free tool from F5 will help developers understand application delivery controllers



Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
application delivery controllers, cloud computing, F5 Networks, Virtualization, WAN emulation

It's a familiar old yarn: Developers whip up a nice application that works wonderfully in the lab. But when you deploy it on the WAN or in a public or private cloud, the app just won't work. And then the networking team gets blamed by the development team. "What's wrong with your network? Why won't...


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