WAN Optimization

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The 2020 WAN takes shape – SDN, virtualization, and hybrid WANs

It’s not clear how fast MPLS will go the way of Frame Relay and ATM, but changing apps and bandwidth needs will force enterprises to embrace a new set of technologies


Network infrastructure cost optimization services can save millions

An outside review will make your network more responsive to shifting business demands, the newest tech

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iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

I’ve become pretty jaded about iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 announcement date headlines. The ones that I’ve been seeing up until now have mainly pinned down the announcement event "date" to… a month. But all that has changed over the past...

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Verizon eliminates subsidies, contracts in effort to simplify phone plans

While the new packages are easier to follow, they won't necessarily save you money when they take effect August 13.

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving...

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Managing global WANs in multinational enterprises

This article discusses the challenges that multinational organizations face when trying to manage globally distributed WAN architectures..

Silver Peak's SD WAN solution boosts application performance

Silver Peak is bringing its WAN acceleration expertise to the SD WAN market. Its Unity EdgeConnect solution is said to deliver private line-like performance and security over regular broadband connections.

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First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz

Newcomer NetBeez is strong on network troubleshooting; needs work on long-term performance analysis, reporting.

Silver Peak launches MPLS killer

Unity EdgeConnect offers painless way to switch to broadband-based or Software-Defined WAN

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Winds of change blowing in the WAN

In the past few years, enterprise computing has experienced major upheavals brought about by cloud apps, Wi-Fi, mobility, and BYOD. The enterprise WAN, meanwhile, has not evolved much since it was transformed into an MPLS Layer 3 VPN...

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5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching

Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.

Riverbed goes private in $3.6 billion deal

Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a $3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday.

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SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

The enterprise WAN can be a daunting operational challenge.

Riverbed is now a FORCE in hybrid WANs

At its FORCE user conference, Riverbed laid out its plan to adapt its optimization tools for the hybrid WAN.

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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Most websites are “One Day Wonders” – and that’s worrisome

Blue Coat study finds most short-lived sites use content delivery networks, Web optimization.

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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