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March 9, 2012  10:18 AM

Silver Peak launches self-service station for virtual WAN optimization

Posted by: Gina Narcisi
Silver Peak, virtual WAN optimization, Virtualization, WAN, WAN optimization, wide area networks

App stores have been such a success for Android and Apple that now a WAN optimization vendor wants to get in on the action. Silver Peak has decided to offer virtual WAN optimization controllers through a new online marketplace.

Silver Peak is touting...

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
The wide area network (

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...

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...

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 4, 2010  4:37 PM

Silver Peak CEO’s 180 on virtual WAN optimization: ‘Overused buzzword’ to ‘pretty compelling’

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
equipment vendors, Silver Peak, Virtualization, WAN optimization

Nobody likes gotcha journalism, but sometimes you have to call a spade a spade. As Silver Peak Systems was gearing up to announce the release of their virtual

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

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