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October 22, 2010  4:52 PM

For virtual desktop infrastructure over the wide area network, latency is unavoidable

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
latency, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), WAN, wide area networks

Site news writer Jessica Scarpati reported recently that latency is the biggest concern among networking professionals considering a

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 27, 2010  4:48 PM

Are you forcing end users to use peer-to-peer sharing?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Security, WAN, WAN performance, WANs

Last week, news writer Jessica Scarpati reported that employees at Schur, a printing and packaging company based in Horsens, Denmark, were using public peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing services, instead of the...

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

July 28, 2010  4:23 PM

WAN security concerns from the 2010 Verizon data breach investigations report

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Security, WAN

Verizon Business U.S. Secret ServiceToday marks the release of the third annual

July 26, 2010  10:31 AM

Microsoft Windows 2008, R2: Changes to SSTP VPN, traffic authentication and x.509 certificate setup

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
Networking, Security, VPN, WAN, Windows, Windows 2008

Brien Posey If you are upgrading your company's Windows operating system (OS), you should...

June 25, 2010  4:41 PM

Application delivery: A WAN manager’s job requirement

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
application delivery controllers, jobs, WAN, WAN jobs, WAN optimization, WAN performance, WANs

Now that businesses have become more comfortable spreading offices across the globe, IT departments manage many more remote offices and mobile workers. As much as IT makes distances in the world feel smaller, no one is a miracle worker. The longer the distance, the longer traffic takes to send....

June 4, 2010  9:05 AM

Free virtual seminar on optimizing networks; win an iPad

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
network, network convergence, network management, Networking, WAN, WAN optimization

Cloud computing, virtualization and lofty user expectations require a network to be both robust and flexible--but limited resources prevent IT staff from enabling the network to meet these demands. This makes network management and finding the right tools all the more important. How can you do...

May 18, 2010  9:04 PM

The Internet is broken — how can we fix it?

Posted by: Tessa Parmenter
bandwidth, Internet, Internet addresses, IPv4, IPv6, Security, WAN

Everyone who can connect to the Internet experiences it one time or another -- a Web page is not found; a connection takes forever, or worse -- disconnects. It's times like these that the uninformed Chip the sales guy says the website is down, or the...

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