How the Dark Side is Creating the “Notwork”

Despite the massive strides being made in the bandwidth available to users through improved consumer and business connectivity, often, the internet just doesn’t seem responsive enough.  Sure, poorly crafted web sites with poor code can be part of the problem, but just a small part a larger overall problem. According to Kaspersky Labs, averaged across […]

The Future Is Crisper And Clearer

I’ve attended a few events lately with vendors in the PC, laptop, tablet, and display markets.  In their attempts to drive a desire in users to upgrade or change their devices, these vendors are finding it a struggle to push the speeds and feeds as they always have done of old.  Whereas there are still […]

Why The Future Needs Local CDN

Content delivery (or distribution) networks (CDN) are generally perceived as being of concern only for wide area networks (WANs).  The idea is that relatively static content can distributed to be held as close to a user as possible so as to reduce the stress on a single server that would result from videos, music, and […]

Beware of Streams Becoming Floods

Apple’s announcement this week of its upcoming iTunes Radio music streaming service, coming hot on the heels of Google’s launch of All Access, a subscription service that gives unlimited and personalized access to a huge library of songs, ought to ring an alarm bell — or at least play the streamed recording of one — […]

Network Forecast: Need For WAN Optimization Growing

Well it’s that time of year again — Memorial Day just passed, and summer has officially kicked off.  The NHL playoffs are rolling along, my pool is opened up, and I’m prepping to have my kids get out of school and then bug me for snacks all day long as I try and work in […]

How Do I Love Mobility ? Let Me Count The Ways…

Let’s do a quick calculation. How many employees do you have, rounded up to the nearest 100? What percentage of them are mobile? Have they sourced their own devices through BYOD? Do you use VPN access through to a private data center? Hang on… what has the last question got to do with all this? […]

BYOD: What’s it putting on YOUR network?

Two recent reports from the UK suggest that BYOD is a lot more than a nightmare for security admins: increasingly, it will be a network issue too. Allowing users to connect their own mobile devices at work has the potential to dramatically change the mix of traffic on the company network — and by extension, […]

There’s a storm coming – a data storm

Is your WAN ready for 100 Gigabit Ethernet? Even if it won’t actually have to carry 100Gbit/s — which is probably just as well, given the potential cost of doing that — there is a good chance that it will be interconnecting 100Gig networks within the next few years. There are a lot of reasons […]

Top Law Firm Optimizes Citrix VDI and Replication (Video)

Law firms commonly rely on the wide area network (WAN) to share files, communicate with clients, and back-up data. Unfortunately, these networks often lack the flexibility to react to fast-paced changes in daily demands. Top real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP (“Cox, Castle”) experienced this first-hand with application performance challenges using the […]