Take Back the Control Plane
Take Back the Control Plane
/ Dec 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Much has been said about how Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) let IT better control the flow of traffic over distance, improve security, and lower costs. Over the past months, we’ve had a few conversations with IT managers that point to a perhaps less-discussed, but even greater benefit to this new technology. A few…

Why ONUG Has It Right
Why ONUG Has It Right
/ Nov 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

I recently got back from spending two days at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference in New York. Kudos to Credit Suisse for hosting the event and to ONUG leadership for organizing it. It was exciting to meet forward-thinking IT leaders and hear about their need for an open networking standard. Nick Lippis, co-chair…

Equinix and Silver Peak Shrink the Cloud Gap
Equinix and Silver Peak Shrink the Cloud Gap
/ Mar 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

The amount of enterprise user traffic going to and from cloud applications is expected to grow by 25% annually over the next three years.[1]  That’s an exciting change and a clear indicator that more businesses are turning to the cloud for cost savings and to achieve greater business agility.  But are enterprises ready for this…

Deploying Silver Peak on Cisco SRE
Deploying Silver Peak on Cisco SRE
/ Jun 7, 2013 1 COMMENTS

The Cisco Service Ready Engine (SRE) modules are high-performance router blades for Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISR). Each module has its own processors, storage, network interfaces and memory that operate independently of the host router resources. These modules are great for running virtual WAN optimization software. Running the Silver Peak WAN optimization software on an…

Moving to the Cloud? Make it Easier
Moving to the Cloud? Make it Easier
/ May 21, 2012 0 COMMENTS

There’s no shortage of interest around moving enterprise data and applications to the cloud. The big question is the rate of adoption. What’s really keeping enterprises from diving into the cloud full-force? The answer is not so profound, and has been right in front of all us for quite some time.  It’s the wide area…

WAN Troubleshooting with Silver Peak GMS (Video)
/ Feb 29, 2012 0 COMMENTS

This video shows just how easy it is to troubleshoot the wide area network using Silver Peak’s Global Management System, or GMS. The video covers how to check alarms, tunnel status, WAN throughput, latency, packet loss, and how to gauge overall WAN performance. Get more information on the Silver Peak GMS product page.

Can current WOCs support massive file transfers?
/ Oct 6, 2011 0 COMMENTS

This week I attended the Interop conference in New York. While I was there, I had the privilege to participate in a debate hosted by independent analyst, Jim Metzler, of Ashton, Metzler and Associates. The question posed in the debate was “whether or not the current generation of WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) can support massive…