It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
It’s Time: Why Cloud Applications Demand Moving to an SD-WAN
/ Jan 10, 2017 0 COMMENTS

When I’m talking with customers, I hear about a lot of challenges their businesses experience with their legacy WANs. In particular, the network architects and administrators talk about the problems their WANs present as applications move from the data center to the cloud. The challenges occur whether it is SaaS replacing traditional applications, or specific…

Look To The Future With These 2016 Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
Look To The Future With These 2016 Crystal Ball Networking Predictions
/ Dec 15, 2015 1 COMMENTS

As we reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, there are themes within the networking industry that will continue to gain momentum, while new trends will emerge. Last year, we predicted that software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) would move quickly from initial concept to production deployments. That has definitely happened with companies like Interroll, Group Dekko,…

New EdgeConnect is a Breakthrough in Building SD-WANs with Broadband
New EdgeConnect is a Breakthrough in Building SD-WANs with Broadband
/ Jun 15, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Despite the mounting frustration with MPLS, many customers still do not believe the Internet can provide the security and performance needed for today’s business-critical traffic. And while current conversations around leveraging the Internet for the enterprise WAN have focused primarily on the ability to use multiple network connections, and in some cases, zero-touch provisioning, we…

Up, Up, Up and to the Right
Up, Up, Up and to the Right
/ Apr 4, 2014 0 COMMENTS

This has been an incredible week for Silver Peak, and I believe we are on an upward trajectory that we haven’t experienced in the history of our company. Latest market share reports published by the top analyst firms confirm that Silver Peak is the fastest growing WAN optimization company, outpacing the likes of Riverbed ($RVBD),…

Silver Peak Integrates Agility with VMware NSX (Video)
Silver Peak Integrates Agility with VMware NSX (Video)
/ Aug 26, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Today Silver Peak announced a groundbreaking integration with VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform. This is a significant step forward in our Agility initiative, which extends our data acceleration capabilities beyond the networking audience and puts it in the hands of virtualization and application owners. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work from our engineering…

Pedal to the Metal
Pedal to the Metal
/ Jun 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

This is the most exciting time in Silver Peak’s history. Our revenue growth and market leadership in virtualized networking software are rapidly changing the WAN optimization market and opening doors to new market opportunities.  To take advantage of these new opportunities, I am stepping up as CEO of Silver Peak. I replace Rick Tinsley, who…

IT Roles Shift with Virtualization
IT Roles Shift with Virtualization
/ Mar 4, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Beyond just being a technology, virtualization is beginning to drive shifts in the way people organize their IT departments. It opens the door for non-networking IT professionals to solve their data mobility challenges without necessarily involving the networking department. Emerging concepts like software-defined data acceleration and network function virtualization (NFV) will help storage and application…

In the Cloud, Many Enterprises Overlook the Most Critical Component
In the Cloud, Many Enterprises Overlook the Most Critical Component
/ Feb 15, 2012 2 COMMENTS

It seems that everyone today is talking about “the cloud,” but most of the discussion seems to be about putting a bunch of machines in one place to achieve elastic compute capabilities. What hasn’t received as much attention are the “networking” aspects of cloud deployments. And if there is any attention to networking, it tends…

IPv6 Moving from Vision to Roadmap
IPv6 Moving from Vision to Roadmap
/ Jan 10, 2012 0 COMMENTS

There are some perennial IT trends that crop up each year about this time, and in networking, IPv6 always seems to be in the mix.  Well, after many years, I think IPv6 is moving from a check-box item which “I’ll promise to do one day,” to being something where customers are now saying “you guys…

Virtualization Breaks Networking, Server, and Storage Silos
Virtualization Breaks Networking, Server, and Storage Silos
/ Dec 28, 2011 0 COMMENTS

This year, 2011, has been an incredible year of technology innovation and change, and 2012 promises to be even more exciting as the dynamics of networking, server, and storage technology further evolve and become interconnected. During the next few weeks, I’ll outline some of my expectations of change and disruption for the coming year and…