Riverbed’s announcement of a new “Packet Mode Optimization” feature in RiOS 7 is puzzling. In many ways, it seems like more of a marketing ploy than a serious technology focus. Speaking of technology, I can’t help but be amused at Riverbed’s brand new tunnel-based architecture. Aside from the fact that a new architecture that hasn’t [...]
Info-Tech Research Group is a global leader in information technology research and analysis and it has just published its WAN optimization vendor landscape. Of all the vendors profiled, Silver Peak was distinguished for providing the best value in WAN optimization. Silver Peak received Info-Tech’s “Value Award” for bringing data center class WAN optimization to any size organization [...]
InformationWeek Analytics last month unveiled the results of its “WAN Optimization Appliance Vendor Evaluation Survey.” We are encouraged to see InformationWeek actively covering WAN optimization, but there are a couple of things that should be pointed out about this study. First, this report does corroborate our view that IT pros are very interested in innovation [...]
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.
Silver Peak Systems today filed claims against Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD) for infringing three of Silver Peak’s United States patents related to its WAN optimization technology. The claims were filed in a lawsuit Riverbed had previously initiated in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Silver Peak seeks to have Riverbed permanently [...]
Last week in Santa Clara, the TiEcon conference was held to celebrate the passion and perseverance of entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and around the world. There were more than 3,000 attendees at the conference, including a mix of venture capitalists, industry executives, and thought leaders. As part of the conference, TiEcon awards the top venture-backed [...]