Can the Global Intercloud Mesh With The Global Internet?

As netizens and consumers of the World we are all daily users of the Internet and of shared computing resources. Equal access and general availability of the Internet is emerging as a human right, with a raging global debate about net neutrality. However, no similar debate has yet emerged on the equal access to standardized, […]

Nimble and Silver Peak: Better Together

You’ve heard from us how much Silver Peak improves replication performance, now hear it from the field. CIO Solutions, a Nimble storage partner based in California, recently published their performance testing with Nimble and Silver Peak: My prior experience with WAN optimization had been with Riverbed and the Juniper WX product (use to be Peribit) […]

Data Protection: A More Holistic Approach

“Prying eyes, they’re watching you, watching your data move…” (Sung to the tune of ‘Private Eyes’ by Hall and Oates) Good luck getting that out of your head. Well… those of you old enough to remember that song. This post is all about data protection — more importantly, holistic data protection. When we launched the […]

Equinix and Silver Peak Shrink the Cloud Gap

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 […]

Don’t Let A Data Center Outage Leave You Out In The Cold

Welcome to the winter of my discontent: outside the wind is moaning and shrieking up a storm, snow buries the landscape, temperatures keep plummeting and groundhogs are turning up frozen stiff as boards. So it seemed appropriate to consider disaster recovery and business continuity (DR/BC). Today’s data centers — yours or your service provider’s — […]

Protecting the Digital Economy’s ‘Soft Underbelly’

That most basic human activity: selling and buying, is undergoing hefty changes these days — and I’m not referring to the buzz around the quixotic Bitcoin currency and its issues of legality and flux, or the fact that most of the world’s ATM machines are still running on Microsoft XP. I’m talking about the ‘trust […]

Enabling vCloud Hybrid Service over Distance (Video)

This week’s VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) event in San Francisco is very exciting — both for VMware and for Silver Peak. It’s the first year that the vCloud Hybrid Service team is attending and it’s the first time Silver Peak will be in attendance. First, what is PEX? Traditionally, it has been a show for […]

Five More BYOD Acronyms To Confuse You

If you have to manage mobile devices in your workplace, then you will already know about BYOD, and probably MDM (Mobile Device Management) too (if not, read here). Now here are five more acronyms to confuse the unwary and worry the nervous. BYOC I have covered Bring Your Own Cloud before, but in essence, those […]

Has Microsoft Finally Righted the Ship?

Recently Microsoft released its earnings from the 4th quarter of 2013, and the results pleased Wall Street.  The company posted strong earnings of $0.78 per share, significantly higher than the street’s expectation of $0.68.   The strong earnings were a result of a 14% revenue increase that many news reports have tied to increased sales of […]

Content Delivery In The Virtual World: If The VICAP Fits, Wear It

We’re set for one heck of a ride on the Internet over the next half-decade. For the period 2013-17, Cisco’s Visual Networking Index predicts the compound annual growth rate of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules as a component of overall Internet traffic will be 82%, along with 79% for smartphones, 104% for tablets, and 24% for TVs. […]