Will the Growth in Cloud Break the Enterprise WAN?

At Cisco’s recent annual Partner Summit, the company announced a grandiose vision of a world of interconnected, federated clouds. The event kicked off on Monday, March 24th with Cisco announcing it would invest a billion dollars over the next two years to build a Global Intercloud. The concept behind Intercloud is that cloud will shift […]

Virtual Appliances Going Mainstream In The Data Center

VMware, EMC’s majority-owned virtualization business, has been pushing the software-defined data center for close to two years, but while SDDC still remains more of a concept than a reality, virtual appliances are going mainstream in the data center, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. “Virtual application delivery controller (ADC) revenue is growing fast […]

Nimble and Silver Peak: Better Together

You’ve heard from us how much Silver Peak improves replication performance, now hear it from the field. CIO Solutions, a Nimble storage partner based in California, recently published their performance testing with Nimble and Silver Peak: My prior experience with WAN optimization had been with Riverbed and the Juniper WX product (use to be Peribit) […]

What Leader Most Inspires You? Play #SilverPeakLeader & Win!

We are thrilled that Silver Peak has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. Now we want to know which Leader most inspires you! We’re inspired every day by leaders. Some are quite famous: Steve Jobs, Jim Henson, Coco Chanel, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amelia Earhart, or Nelson Mandela. Others […]

Equinix and Silver Peak Shrink the Cloud Gap

The amount of enterprise user traffic going to and from cloud applications is expected to grow by 25% annually over the next three years.[1]  That’s an exciting change and a clear indicator that more businesses are turning to the cloud for cost savings and to achieve greater business agility.  But are enterprises ready for this […]

WAN Optimization for Iberian Market

The Iberian Peninsula, commonly called Iberia, is a peninsula located in the extreme southwest of Europe. It includes the modern-day sovereign states of Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and part of France, as well as the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. Much like other emerging markets, Iberia is ripe with opportunity for businesses to improve the performance of their wide area networks (WANs). Afina-Westcon Data Center Solutions is well aware of this. […]

It’s Time To Dump The Private WAN

Throughout the years, changes in computing have redefined the enterprise network.  During the mainframe era, there really wasn’t much of a network, other than small networks that resided inside the company headquarters.  A few locations had remote terminals but most of them were connected via dial-up modems.  Once the client/server computing era came about, organizations […]

Brazeway Saves Big by Avoiding WAN Optimization Hardware Upgrade

Hardware appliances may sound inexpensive at first, but over time require all sorts of hidden costs, such as forced upgrades due to hardware obsolescence, high sparing costs, increased complexity, and more. Just ask Brazeway, Inc. An aluminum designer and manufacturer, Brazeway had relied on Riverbed hardware primarily for accelerating file services (CIFS traffic) between its […]

Wide Area Networks are the Low Hanging Fruit of SDNs

Software Defined Networks (SDNs) have obviously been a hot topic on this site and many others for the past few years.  Despite the media hype, SDNs remain somewhat of an enigma for many enterprise network mangers.  The concepts of automation, programmability, and centralized control make sense to most network professionals I have talked to.  However, […]

What Does DevOps Mean for Application Delivery?

In the IT industry almost all of the enthusiasm (a.k.a., hype) is usually reserved for new technologies or new ways of implementing technology.  So why is there so much interest in DevOps which is a process, not a technology?  More importantly, how will the DevOps movement impact your ability to ensure acceptable application delivery? The […]