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 […]

Cloud Computing Set to Slowly Scale Slope

Unlike more recent inductees into Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies such as the ‘Internet of Things’ — which is is still mired atop Gartner’s Peak of Inflated Expectations –  cloud computing has almost bottomed out in the Trough of Disillusionment. In fact, cloud currently appears set to scale Gartner’s Slope of Enlightenment. But while there […]

5 IoT Solutions We Can Use – And One We Can Live Without

The industry is all a-buzz over the concept of Internet of Things (IoT).  Cisco did a study last year that sized the opportunity at $14.4 trillion over the next decade, meaning there’s plenty of opportunity for start ups and traditional companies to use IoT as a significant growth engine.  Over the past few months, though, […]

Ensuring Quality Access To Cloud Apps

The ongoing shift of focus away from point-to-point communication towards Everything-as-an-App changes corporate users’ expectations regarding their LAN and WAN performance. Not only do they expect the apps to work across a range of end-user devices, they also expect them to synchronize across these devices and be available in any location they happen to be […]

Plugging the Skills Gap… If There Is One

In the early days of automobiles, the driver’s biggest friend was their tool box.  Cars, although simple, tended to break down quite often, and needed a tweak here, a thump there and a bit replaced over there for many a journey to be completed. As time went on, not only did cars become more dependable, […]

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 […]

Navigating the Digital Danger Zone

Can you keep your secrets? Well, it’s certainly getting harder to keep any secret that you have committed to an electronic system: in your company, on your social networks, in your cloud-connected apps – in fact, all the aspects of your digital life are at risk. A recent report claimed that a Russian cybercrime group […]

What’s Driving the Need for Unity?

The deployment of WAN Optimization Controllers (WOCs) began in the mid-2000s and was driven by two key use cases.  The first was was enabling an IT organization to take resources out of branch offices and place them in centralized data centers.  The other use case was enabling an IT organization to effectively implement Disaster Recovery […]

Better Visibility Is Needed When the “Check Cloud” Light Goes On

Remember the old days? When one could look under the hood of a car when the Check Engine light went on? That feels like eons ago, given that cars today basically have a “start button” to fire up the car and get the computer going. The Check Engine light today means a mandatory visit to […]

Internet Weather Report: Cloudy with a Strong Chance of Latency

As enterprises extend to the cloud, more attention must be paid to the underlying network. Latency and loss rates across the Internet are as erratic as the weather. To illustrate the unpredictability, Silver Peak engaged with two leading Internet authorities to track latency and loss statistics for two weeks across hundreds of routes. The results are illustrated […]