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WAN optimization


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...

January 9, 2013  11:31 PM

Riverbed and Silver Peak compete in the courthouse



Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Riverbed, Silver Peak, WAN, WAN optimization, wide area networks

 
courthouse 
 A year ago, IT performance vendor Riverbed Technology claimed competitor Silver Peak Systems had infringed upon five...


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...


July 5, 2012  10:36 AM

Silver Peak recognized for data movement over distance



Posted by: Gina Narcisi
virtual WAN optimization, WAN optimization, WAN optimization controllers (WOCs)

As enterprises grow and spread out into branch offices, the ability to move data around becomes critical. Employees need access to information regardless of location, and enterprises need the peace of mind to know their data can be retrieved quickly for remote users, as well as for disaster...


May 9, 2012  7:46 AM

Exinda jockeys for position on application control at Interop 2012



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

You may not see Exinda in Gartner’s WAN optimization controller magic...

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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...


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