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January 30, 2012  10:22 AM

What IT trends are redefining the wide area network?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
big data, cloud computing, Internet, mobile computing, network access, video, WAN

Mobility and a mobile workforce
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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...

May 23, 2011  2:20 PM

Ipanema Technologies storms cloud computing market

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

At Interop Las Vegas 2011, just about every WAN optimization...

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December 20, 2010  12:30 AM

Top technologies in 2010 that changed the WAN: Cloud computing

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
2010, cloud computing, WAN, WANs

The technology trend that defined this year in enterprise wide area networking -- and, quite frankly, across the board -- was cloud computing. That's not to say cloud computing didn't exist before this year -- but the ubiquity...

September 26, 2010  10:47 PM

Cloud hype dies away, cloud deployments here to stay

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
cloud computing, WAN

cloud computing
Many vendors and analysts alike have agreed on one technology trend that's here to stay: cloud computing. While the hype around cloud...

September 14, 2010  9:47 PM

Nemertes 2010 PilotHouse Awards for WAN technology

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
carrier services, cloud computing, cloud computing services, equipment vendors, Ethernet, MPLS, WAN, WAN optimization

The Nemertes 2010 PilotHouse Awards were announced today to highlight the highest-rated IT vendors in various markets ranging from WAN optimization to cloud carriers. These awards are not cherry-picked by...

August 3, 2010  3:49 PM

Avoid buying more bandwidth to support cloud environments

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
bandwidth, cloud computing, WAN

Cloud computing may require more bandwidth to support the workloads traveling across your wide area network (WAN). But many businesses can't afford to buy more bandwidth. To learn more about how cloud environments affect WAN bandwidth, I spoke to IT infrastructure expert

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...

January 25, 2010  3:28 PM

Is new technology hurting your wide area network?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
cloud computing, Virtualization, WAN

To those managing, building and working on enterprise wide area networks (WANs): I'm pleased to introduce myself as the new site editor of As I've worked on for the past few years, I've come...

November 11, 2009  5:50 PM

Content security study points to the cloud; Cisco takes top vendor slot

Posted by: JerryJackson
Cisco, cloud computing, content security, Infonetics Research, Software as a Service, Symantec

The complexity of security solutions needed to keep content free of viruses, malware and worse is driving many enterprises to hosted and cloud-based solutions, according to a new Infonetics Research study...

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