Yes, Size Does Matter (Especially When It Comes To ADC Performance)
Yes, Size Does Matter (Especially When It Comes To ADC Performance)
/ Apr 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

I’m not sure why this happens, but it seems that every few years, this industry likes to debate the death of certain markets.  Application Delivery Controllers, particularly the tried-and-true hardware platforms, have been under attack before and seem to be again.  To me, the concept that you could just build ADC functionality into another product…

Silver Peak Makes Storage Replication Easy
Silver Peak Makes Storage Replication Easy
/ Apr 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Prior to being an analyst I held many roles in corporate IT, including being responsible for protecting the company’s information, so I understand the absolute mission-critical nature of backup/restore and disaster recovery.  However, I also understand that this is one of the hardest things to get right within corporate IT.  I’ve often joked that every…

Happy Days at Big Switch
Happy Days at Big Switch
/ Mar 27, 2013 2 COMMENTS

There’s an old song — I’m not sure who wrote it but I know Barbara Streisand sang it — that goes, “Happy days are here again, the skies above are clear again, so let’s sing a song of cheer again, happy days are here again!” I’m sure that describes the mood over at SDN start-up…

It’s Time to Chop Down the Spanning Tree
It’s Time to Chop Down the Spanning Tree
/ Mar 26, 2013 1 COMMENTS

I believe it was the esteemed singer/songwriter, John Lennon, who uttered the words: “Imagine there’s no spanning tree, it’s easy if you try, No multi-tiers below us, just a flat network like the sky, Imagine all the users, living for the apps…” I recently spoke at Avaya’s Technology Forum, the company’s data networking event (yes,…

The Cloud Redefines Corporate WAN Strategies
The Cloud Redefines Corporate WAN Strategies
/ Mar 18, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The cloud is everywhere today and has become one of the biggest — if not the biggest — topics of conversation in the tech industry.  I recently did a CIO roundtable where we discussed the cloud, and the big topics of conversation revolve around security and deployment strategies.  This makes sense, based on where we…

Embracing Cloud and SDN for Disaster Recovery
Embracing Cloud and SDN for Disaster Recovery
/ Feb 27, 2013 1 COMMENTS

The cloud, the cloud! The amount of media hype around cloud is at an all time high. No matter where one goes now you see cloud being pushed on you. The little TV screen in the back of New York cabs, high above us in the United terminal at SFO… it’s all over the place….

Watch Your Back VMWare, Microsoft Is Coming
Watch Your Back VMWare, Microsoft Is Coming
/ Feb 15, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Earlier this month VMWare held its quarterly call with financial analysts to go over its most recent numbers. The results for the recently-closed December 2012 quarter were fine — in fact, more than fine, as they slightly beat the expectations of Wall Street. However, its guidance for the upcoming quarter, and for the upcoming full…