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May 11, 2010  3:36 PM

Data center interconnect news: Is vMotion across data centers becoming a reality?

Posted by: Shamus McGillicuddy
Cisco, data center interconnect, EMC, Virtualization, vMotion, VMware

Data center interconnects are generating a lot of news at EMC World this week. You have a startup like Infineta Systems coming out of stealth mode to demonstrate its Velocity Dedupe Engine,  The product is meant to reduce the amount of...

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...

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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September 3, 2009  8:30 PM

Birth of a networked nation and WAN world

Posted by: TScannell
Arpanet, birthday, cloud computing, Internet, Saas, UC

If former U.S. vice president Al Gore noticed his mailbox was a bit fuller than usual, he shouldn’t be too surprised since this week marked the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Internet.

About a decade ago, if you recall, Mr. Gore...

August 20, 2009  3:57 PM

Forecast calls for storage, network convergence in SaaS cloud computing

Posted by: TScannell
Brocade, cloud computing, EMC, Silver Peak, WAN

This has been a cloudy summer for most vendors in the WAN optimization and storage business, although it has absolutely nothing to do with the weather.

An increasing number of companies are relying on Web-based applications and software as a service (SaaS) alternatives --...

June 9, 2009  8:49 PM

Email’s Sting: Moving beyond the buzz of ‘killer apps’

Posted by: TScannell
email, kill app, MPLS, Virtualization, VoIP, WAN optimization

Of all the overused and inane buzzwords in the IT industry, the phrase "killer application" has to be right up there in the top five. Vendors peddling superfluous technology and latest add-on add-in kudzu always seem to truck out this term when they talk about future strategies and market share, as...

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