It’s The Best — And Worst — Of Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

One-Size-Fits-All Network Acceleration – It’s Here

Have you ever put on a pair of gloves that were advertised as one-size-fits-all? I once tried to get my hand into one of these gloves, but it just didn’t fit. It was good marketing, but the product didn’t work for me. I’ve even attempted the rain shoe covers that stretch to fit all sizes. […]

Is Your WAN Optimizer a Caterpillar or a Butterfly?

The life cycle of a caterpillar/butterfly is amazing, and the metamorphosis, in particular, is nothing short of miraculous. Each stage of the process has a distinctive role and purpose. Caterpillars spend all their time eating, while butterflies spend all their time reproducing. The most radical part of the metamorphosis is the chrysalis stage where the […]

Is Your Website Keeping up with Your Business?

Keep up or crash. Any surfer will tell you that. These images highlight the fact that organizations without the proper support for their networked applications and websites, and who rely on them for business and communications face many potential problems – not unlike this poor surfer caught unprepared. For virtually any organization to be successful, […]

WANop Turbo Charges Dell DR

Disaster recovery is a bit of a necessary evil in business. It’s one plan that you absolutely must have in place, but hope you never need to use. Inevitably, though, in some way, shape or form, all businesses need to do some measure of disaster recovery at some point. It doesn’t take a tsunami or […]

Why Software-based Virtual WANop is Taking Off (Video)

As a pioneer in virtual WAN optimization, we also like to pioneer how you get more quality information about virtual WANop and WANop in general. Taking a slightly different approach, this is the first of a new series of video blogs where I bring you closer to the Silver Peak community of product experts, partners […]

You can run but you can’t hide from virtual WANop

I think the title of this blog sums it up best. With the growing adoption and compelling cost-to-performance ratio, you really can’t hide from virtual WAN optimization (WANop). The Virtual WAN Optimization Marketplace is living proof, today eclipsing 10,000 downloads. This is the latest evidence that the WAN optimization market is undergoing a fundamental transformation. […]

Magic Quadrant Positions Silver Peak as a WANop Leader

After a highly-successful 2011 filled with many great new clients, expanded data center partnerships, and the launch of ground-breaking products, Silver Peak is already starting out 2012 with a bang! Today comes the very exciting and highly-anticipated news that Gartner has named Silver Peak a “Leader” in the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. Click here […]

5,300 Virtual WANop Downloads and Growing

Virtual WAN optimization remains an unavoidable and disruptive market force, offering one of the most compelling cost-to-performance benefits in networking and information technology. This is evident today by the Silver Peak VX-Xpress (VX-X) being downloaded more than 5,300 times since it was introduced just three months ago! Silver Peak’s VX-X is a free fully-functional virtual […]

Optimizing the Cloud

Enterprise cloud deployments are growing in popularity, but the wide area network (WAN) is often overlooked as more applications and data are moved into the cloud. Unlike hardware-based WAN optimization, Virtual WAN optimization makes it easy to optimize application and data access between enterprise data centers, the cloud, and branch offices. This video show how Silver […]