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May 8, 2012  12:33 PM

Applications are selfish, Blue Coat claims at Interop 2012



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
BlueCoat, WAN, WAN optimization, wide area networks

LAS VEGAS -- "Applications are selfish," according to Blue Coat's Senior Director of Corporate Communications Steve Schick, and Mark Urban, Senior Director of Product Marketing. They take up an incredible amount of bandwidth whenever they want to, no matter the cost. Applications have no regard...

February 13, 2012  3:13 PM

Blue Coat Systems-Thoma Bravo merger



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
BlueCoat, video, WAN, wide area networks

Last December we reported Blue Coat would be acquired by Thoma Bravo. After a special meeting of shareholders held earlier today, that acquisition has turned into a merger between Blue Coat and...


December 16, 2011  9:37 AM

Blue Coat to be acquired by Thoma Bravo



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
BlueCoat, Security, WAN, WAN optimization

Blue Coat SystemsOne WAN optimization/IT security vendor will be acquired. Guest blogger Lisa Martinek reports: Last Friday,


November 23, 2011  10:44 AM

Blue Coat clads Cloud Controller with WAN optimization capabilities



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
BlueCoat, cloud computing, cloud computing services, WAN, WAN optimization, wide area networks

Secure cloud services no longer need to perpetuate the stereotype of slowness, now that Blue Coat Systems has added its Cloud-Connector to its...


August 30, 2011  8:11 PM

Did you say free WAN optimization software? Now that’s VMworld swag



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
BlueCoat, Cisco, Riverbed, Silver Peak, virtual WAN optimization, VMworld, VMworld 2011, WAN optimization

Couldn't make it to Las Vegas for VMworld 2011? Let us bring the show to you. Although we have no free iPad to raffle off or crumpled drink tickets to share, we can help you sort out some of the news from the noise that's relevant to wide area network...


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...


June 5, 2009  4:54 PM

Color my (IT) world…green



Posted by: TScannell
BlueCoat, Gartner, green it, network, telecom, WAN

The Great Recession apparently hasn’t put too much of a damper on corporate green IT initiatives. The reason? Most likely because these efforts can dramatically cut costs (by reducing the number of servers in an organization’s network, for example), and environmentally-sensitive efforts can...


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