Extend Cloud Computing To Your Remote Access Network
Extend Cloud Computing To Your Remote Access Network
/ Nov 6, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Recently, I’ve been looking into installing solar panels on my house to lower my energy bills, but the upfront costs are still quite expensive. But can you imagine if every house had its own power plant? Each home would have to buy, manage and support the equipment and systems, and hire personnel to run it….

Conquering The Three-Headed Hydra: Compute, Storage, & Networking
Conquering The Three-Headed Hydra: Compute, Storage, & Networking
/ Sep 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In Greek mythology, there was a nasty serpent-like monster with many heads that terrorized nearby villages. This monster was created by the Greek goddess Hera to destroy her enemy, Hercules. The beast was invulnerable as long as one head remained. But, as Hercules discovered, when he cut off one head, more heads grew back. In…

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats
/ Jul 8, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Whether a tugboat or luxury yacht, the axiom holds true: “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Any improvement in an industry will benefit all members within that group — large or small. With this in mind, it’s easy to see how an advancement in applications and services delivered over shared networks might spur the networking…

SMB Remote Users Empowered By The Cloud
SMB Remote Users Empowered By The Cloud
/ May 13, 2014 0 COMMENTS

If every house had its own power plant, each would have to buy, manage, and support the equipment and systems. Can you imagine the cost and complexity? Instead, we receive power from utility companies that deliver it to our homes as a service — we only pay for what we use. Similarly, cloud computing stores…

One-Size-Fits-All Network Acceleration – It’s Here
One-Size-Fits-All Network Acceleration – It’s Here
/ Jun 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Have you ever put on a pair of gloves that were advertised as one-size-fits-all? I once tried to get my hand into one of these gloves, but it just didn’t fit. It was good marketing, but the product didn’t work for me. I’ve even attempted the rain shoe covers that stretch to fit all sizes….

Navigating VDI Network Hurdles
Navigating VDI Network Hurdles
/ May 8, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The majority of today’s data center initiatives have one thing in common: data is becoming more centralized, while users are increasingly more distributed. This places an increased emphasis on the network, making every data center vulnerable to bandwidth, latency, and service quality challenges that impact all applications.  However, don’t fret, because there are methods to…

The Amazing Network Chameleon
The Amazing Network Chameleon
/ Apr 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I’ve always thought chameleons were cool. I actually had one when I was younger, and was fascinated by its ability to adapt to different surroundings by changing color. The networks of today are becoming technology chameleons that are adapting to meet the unique and ever-changing needs of their data centers and application workloads. No matter…

Business Thrives When Applications Become Services
Business Thrives When Applications Become Services
/ Apr 22, 2013 0 COMMENTS

With a basic web application, the user sends a request over the network to a server that returns the application or content to the user’s browser. The browser simply renders and displays the information from the formatted pages sent from the server. However, many of today’s web applications are much more complex with a lot…

Networks Are There To Serve The Applications
Networks Are There To Serve The Applications
/ Apr 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When I was younger I waited tables at a neighborhood restaurant. When I first met with the general manager, I promised to work hard to make the customer’s dining experience exceptional. I knew the difference between a good dining experience and a bad one. Little did I know how difficult it would be to deliver…

If Content Is King, The Network Is The Queen
If Content Is King, The Network Is The Queen
/ Apr 9, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The game of chess requires a keen awareness of the positions for all the pieces, both yours and your opponent’s. Chess requires patient planning and vision; each piece has a different value, and some are more strategic than others. Of most importance is maintaining the safety of the king, by controlling squares on the board….