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June 20, 2013  5:25 PM

More bandwidth does NOT equal better app performance



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
application delivery, bandwidth, latency, network monitoring, optimization, VoIP, WAN, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="222"]Angry man at computer Surprise! Bandwidth won't fix your slow applications[/caption] The...

December 24, 2012  7:12 PM

Top 5 WAN tips of 2012



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network, network monitoring, network virtualization, networks, optimization, telecom, virtual WAN optimization, WAN, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance, WANs, wide area networks

The best WAN advice of 2012

 
WAN cables


November 21, 2012  10:56 AM

How to speed up a slow network protocol



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
IP networking, WAN, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance, web content optimization, web performance, wide area networks

All network protocols were not created equal; nor were they designed for every network type in mind. When it comes to the wide area network (WAN), any issue with a protocol, no matter how small, is magnified as...


October 29, 2012  10:24 AM

Mobile and cloud optimization pick up where hardware and software WOCs leave off



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Networking, WAN, WAN appliance, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs), WAN performance, wide area networks

For years, the WAN optimization market targeted enterprise customers. In most cases, adding WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) at branch offices cost less than adding more...


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...


September 23, 2011  3:43 PM

Where network virtualization fits into your WAN



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network virtualization, Virtualization, WAN, WANs, wide area networks

Most enterprises have embarked on the journey of implementing server virtualization, but fewer have dipped their toe in the waters of network virtualization. In 2011, network virtualization has trickled down into the daily drill of IT shops and changed the way you manage resources across your...


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...


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)...


July 6, 2011  5:05 PM

A reader responds: Metro Ethernet not all it’s cracked up to be



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Carrier Ethernet, carrier services, Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, MPLS, network management, WANs, wide area networks

Our recent story on WAN pros who are adopting Metro Ethernet prompted one reader to chime in that Ethernet-based WAN services are not all...


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