Do SLAs Really Matter?

Virtually every time a vendor gives me a briefing on their product or service they always smile and say “Jim, our product/service helps IT organizations meet their SLAs”.  A lot of times I really struggle to understand how that product or service has any bearing on an SLA.  Given how the term “SLA” is used… Read More

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Virtual Appliances Going Mainstream In The Data Center

VMware, EMC’s majority-owned virtualization business, has been pushing the software-defined data center for close to two years, but while SDDC still remains more of a concept than a reality, virtual appliances are going mainstream in the data center, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. “Virtual application delivery controller (ADC) revenue is growing fast… Read More

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Announcing the Silver Peak VRX-6

Today Silver Peak released the latest offering in our Velocity Replication Acceleration (VRX) software product line, the VRX-6. When we launched the VRX product line a little over a year ago, we had something for the lower bandwidth customer, VRX-2 and VRX-4, and something for the high bandwidth customer, VRX-8. These three models allowed customers… Read More

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How to Turn Your Admin’s Desktop PC Into a WAN Op Appliance

Offices of just a few users often need WAN optimization, but they lack the budget for specialized appliances, or even a commercial server.  When budgets are that tight we’ve been able to develop an alternative solution: run Silver Peak WAN optimization on a user’s PC. The admin, in our case, never noticed that the PC… Read More

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How I “Peak”ed My Computer

For me, Silver Peak’s recent announcement over Accelerated IPSec validates what I’ve been saying to my customers for a while now: Silver Peak is a great solution for the remote office — the technology makes applications faster, more secure, and no additional hardware is needed for small offices. We’ve even run Silver Peak inside the… Read More

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Do SLAs Really Matter?

Virtually every time a vendor gives me a briefing on their product or service they always smile and say “Jim, our product/service helps IT organizations meet their SLAs”.  A lot of times I really struggle to understand how that product or service has any bearing on an SLA.  Given how the term “SLA” is used and abused by vendors and industry analysts it makes me wonder:  Do SLAs have any meaning and if they do, do SLAs really matter? I want to start by distinguishing two types of SLA: the external SLAs that IT organizations get from a service provider, and the internal SLAs that IT organizations provide to their users.  IT organizations … Read More

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