WAN Optimization

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The Hybrid WAN requires a new approach to network optimization

Now that the WAN is finally evolving, I think it’s time to take a look at the infrastructure that’s used to optimize it.

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Silver Peak looks to the clouds and redefines WAN Optimization

Last week, Silver Peak announced a new product called Unity that can be thought of as an intelligent WAN optimization "fabric" that enables network managers to track the location of cloud services and have a real-time “weather map” of...

How packet micro-shaping maximizes bandwidth utilization

Enterprises are increasingly virtualizing IT infrastructure by migrating storage, application, and database servers into cloud/hosted datacenters.

Is your network blind to video traffic?

5 tools to monitor and manage video in the enterprise

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Is your network blind to video traffic?

Here’s a look at 5 products that manage video in the enterprise.

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How Aryaka’s global private network speeds access to Internet apps

Managed cloud service offers alternative to DIY or WAN optimization appliances.

13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

MIT may have just solved all your data center network lag issues

New Fastpass system opts for counter-intuitive central processing architecture.

Verizon threatens to sue Netflix in war of words over video quality

Verizon is objecting to a Netflix message blaming it for video streaming issues

Global mobile roaming hub accessible from the Internet and vulnerable, researchers find

The GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) network, which carries roaming traffic among hundreds of mobile operators worldwide, contains Internet-reachable hosts that run vulnerable and unnecessary services, recent security scans reveal.

10 Google Glass Etiquette Dos and Don'ts

There's not necessarily a right or wrong way to use Google Glass, but there are certainly smart and not-so-smart ways. CIO.com's own Glass Explorer Al Sacco shares 10 Glass etiquette dos and don'ts.

Sprint union with T-Mobile reportedly a done deal

Deutsche Telekom has agreed to an offer for Japanese mobile and broadband company SoftBank to buy T-Mobile USA, according to a news report.

11 of Today's (and Tomorrow's) Hottest Smartwatches

Smartwatches are the 'it' gadgets this summer, and they'll only get hotter as notable new devices become available. Here's a look at the best smartwatches on the market, plus a few that are rumored to be on the way.

Viptela joins the WAN disruption party

Happy Cinco De Mayo to all, and I hope everyone had a great Star Wars weekend (May the 4th be with all of you!). It appears that, while many of us were watching Star Wars movies (2-6 I hope, as everyone hates 1) or planning a big...

The changing fortunes of Net neutrality

Network neutrality is a term coined more than a decade ago by Columbia Law professor Tim Wu, and describes an equal-treatment approach to Internet traffic handling. In 2010, I wrote in Network World about the Net neutrality...

Cisco, Akamai team to boost branch performance

Cisco and Akamai this week announced a collaboration to boost application performance for branch office sites.

Exclusive: Google mulling Wi-Fi for cities with Google Fiber

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service.

12 Tablet Accessories That Let You Ditch Your Laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.

Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

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