Speaking the Same Language

Every industry has its own language. In most cases, if your comfort zone happens to be outside the space identified by that profession, you may find yourself empathizing with mono-linguistic tourists in a foreign country. Such is the case for those not firmly entrenched in the high-tech industry. Recently, the San Jose Mercury News ran an article […]

A WAN Revolution

In 1787, during the very early years following the American Revolution, Thomas Jefferson expressed to another future U.S. President, James Madison, the belief that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” While 225 years ago “rebellion,” or its synonym “revolution,” may have been a “good thing” only now and then, in today’s […]

Big Gifts Come in Small Packages

A user named Mrhoads has created a “demo in a box” to demonstrate a wide range “what-if” scenarios to customers that has some very cool features! His demo works off a single ESXi 5.0 server which hosts two VX-Xpress virtual machines, a WAN emulator and two Windows 7 hosts. The two VMs are configured in […]

Satisfying the Need for Speed in Brazil

In the movie, “Top Gun,” satisfying the need for speed saved pilots’ lives. Today, a fast network saves revenue opportunities and people’s jobs. One of Silver Peak’s customers found this out first-hand. A user going by the name “Arles” works at a Brazilian company with one branch office and a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) link […]

The Epic Rise of WAN Optimization

Stick around this industry long enough and you’re bound to hear the “same old-same old” posited as if it’s truly novel. Such is the case with this recent post by Lori MacVittie on the “epic failure” of standalone WAN optimization. It advises that to really improve application performance one needs to fix the applications themselves […]

VX-Xpress Makes Alvin’s Singapore-based WAN Sizzle

Alvinzzq reports in from Singapore with a simple VX-Xpress deployment experience. His company consists of several regional branches that were all working on a slow 1Mbps dedicate fiber or WiMAX VPN tunnel. Even sending a 10MB file through the WAN was a torturous process. However, once he installed VX-Xpress with the company’s existing ESXi servers, […]

A picture is worth a thousand words with VX-Xpress

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To stay true to that statement, I’ll try to convey my story in as few words as possible. A few weeks back, we had one of my favorite Silver Peak VX-Xpress (VX-X) “Cool Deployment” posts yet: a VX-X community user by the name “ankit” made a […]

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 […]

Silver Bells for Silver Peak in EMC VNXe Environment

Last week, I highlighted a cool deployment of the VX-Xpress being quickly and easily installed on HP switches at VMworld Copenhagen. This week, we look at another cool deployment by network and storage systems integrator “SSBrendan,” where he leverages VX-Xpress to help a client optimize Celerra replication with EMC VNXe. SSBrendan’s client tried to replicate a […]

WAN Optimization on HP Switches…It’s That Simple

At the recent VMWorld conference in Copenhagen, an HP networking solution architect going by the username “Allansh” demonstrated the power and flexibility of virtual WAN optimization that can be installed on any platform. The user incorporated the Silver Peak VX-Xpress into a demo for HP’s new Advanced Services zl Module with VMware vSphere. Organizations that […]