If You’re Doing Cloud, You’d Better Be Doing Network Virtualization

It’s interesting how the networking industry tends to get fixated on certain topics that everyone tries to get a piece of while they are hot. It’s a little like NFL offenses. Years ago, during the 49ers dynasty, everyone was trying to do some version of the west coast offense. More recently, the wildcat was something […]

Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake

At 5:00 PM on October 17, 1989, a bank manager in Santa Cruz was waiting for her tellers to close for the day. Heading to her car, she walked down the sidewalk next to a historic brick building. Up in the San Francisco Bay Area, a technician for a major Telco provider had just commuted […]

Univ of San Diego Extends into Europe with VMware vCloud Air

Founded in 1949 in the heart of San Diego, the University of San Diego (USD) has grown to become a premier institution dedicated to providing academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD, with more than 8,000 students and more than 900 faculty members, […]

SD-WAN Tech Featured at IP Expo and VMworld Europe

Fall is in the air, and that means the IP Expo and VMworld Europe conferences are right around the corner. First up, IP Expo 2014 held this week, October 8 – 9, at the ExCel in London. IP Expo is billed as one of Europe’s leading cloud and IT infrastructure events. The event showcases exclusive content […]

David Hughes Joins Interop Panel Focusing on SD-WANs

Silver Peak CEO David Hughes will be joining the Interop panel “Software Defined WANs: The New Frontier with a Rich Vein to Mine” taking place tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The session is being led by Peter Christy, networking research director for 451 Research. Peter is a […]

What’s the Buzz Surrounding WAN Optimization?

Since WAN optimization first began to be deployed in the mid-2000s, analysts like myself have written numerous articles about the topic, several vendors have entered and/or left the market, and products and services have evolved significantly. Given all of the changes that we have seen relative to WAN optimization in particular, combined with all of […]

Law Firm Perkins Coie Builds Software Defined WAN

Delivering quality application and IT services to remote offices presents a challenge to any IT organization. The lack of local IT personnel makes it difficult to deploy hardware appliances or perform even mundane management tasks. Software can change all of that — just ask the IT team at Perkins Coie LLP. With 19 offices and 950 attorneys worldwide, Perkins Coie knows all […]

Federal Judge Upholds Infringement Verdict Against Riverbed

Silver Peak today announced that a federal judge has upheld a jury’s verdict in favor of Silver Peak Systems, Inc. against Riverbed Technology, Inc. (RVBD) A jury in Delaware federal court found in April that Riverbed directly and contributorily infringes Silver Peak’s U.S. Patent No. 7,945,736 (“the ’736 patent”), that Riverbed induced infringement of Silver […]

It’s Too Late For SDN As We Know It

At Silver Peak we frequently have the opportunity to meet with customers to learn about the challenges they face and the initiatives they have. As part of this learning process we ask questions that help us to learn more about the applications they use, how their network is structured, and what specific problems they are […]

Speeding vCloud Air Performance By 25x

When Nevro Corp. needed to accelerate data to and from VMware’s vCloud, they looked to Silver Peak to provide a secure, scalable solution to maximize performance and speed critical business operations. As a medical device company, Nevro Corp. required a secure platform that was able to meet the industry’s stringent regulatory requirements. After choosing and […]