If you thought “lemons” were the stuff of used-car lots — think again. Apparently, even WAN optimization vendors will try to make a buck by selling old, end-of-life equipment to unsuspecting customers. Take Riverbed, for example. At one recent customer engagement, the IT team wanted a branch office acceleration solution that would last for about [...]
Something came across my screen today that I just had to share. In Riverbed’s latest Connections newsletter, the company was giving away free Riverbed screwdrivers to anyone who shared, “Liked,” or tweeted an article they were promoting. A screwdriver? Really? I mean, what message is that sending to existing customers and potential new customers? Well, [...]
One of the most amazing things I find with virtual software are the cost savings available to IT. For years, networking pros took it for granted that they had to pay a premium for proprietary hardware or otherwise risk sacrificing performance. But improvements in server designs now enable organizations to dramatically reduce infrastructure costs, by [...]
Can virtual WAN optimization appliances be as effective as physical appliances? Well, in this video, we bust the myth that virtual WANop appliances cannot perform as effectively as physical appliances. This video compares Silver Peak’s VX virtual WAN optimization appliance to a competitive physical WAN optimization appliance in a simulated disaster recovery scenario.