WAN optimization and performance
- December 11, 2019
Silver Peak has launched a cloud-based SD-WAN orchestrator that provides centralized control of multiple Unity Orchestrators deployed in separate locations.
- September 26, 2019
The Aryaka hybrid WAN is expected to help the vendor sell more to customers that have found its global SD-WAN too expensive for connecting sites in one geographical location.
- July 10, 2019
Cisco plans to buy Acacia for $2.6 billion. Cisco's acquisition will make it a direct supplier of optical interconnects for the data centers of carriers and service providers.
- April 10, 2018
KDDI Europe makes its move in managed SD-WAN, supported by Silver Peak SD-WAN; Lumina Networks updates its Flow Manager product to support service providers transitioning to SDN.
- September 12, 2017
The latest options for the Silver Peak SD-WAN include five 9s reliability and cloud-based orchestration -- features enterprises are expected to welcome.
- March 14, 2017
There's a lot of talk about digital transformation in the tech industry, but to obtain it, enterprises need to undertake network transformation. That's where SDN can help.
- August 15, 2016
An Enterprise Management Associates study examining WAN SLA performance found that companies need to be more proactive in how they keep tabs on their service providers.
- August 04, 2015
The growth of cloud apps and the increased use of Internet over traditional WAN technologies has forced WAN optimization to evolve.
- August 04, 2015
Network managers today are less likely to be sweating over how traffic from traditional applications like SharePoint performs over the wide area network (WAN) compared to cloud apps that users access via the Internet.
This shift, along with ...
- February 10, 2015
Cisco plans to add an industry standard controller to the Nexus 9000 to give customers the option of using the switch for large-scale SDN deployments utilized by carriers and cloud service providers.
- January 13, 2015
In this week's SDN blogs, a book review, and one analyst says departments have to stop worrying about draining their budgets before year's end.
- May 08, 2014
CloudGenix and vIPtela emerge from stealth to fight WAN complexity with SDN technology.
- May 02, 2014
Enterprise networks have evolved, and so must WAN management. IT needs orchestration tools to accomplish WAN optimization.
- March 25, 2014
When Rieke Packaging Systems tried to roll out a new ERP system, its old MPLS connectivity couldn't deliver the goods. Enter: cloud-based WAN.
- February 13, 2014
Riverbed Technology introduces appliance specifically geared to optimize data replication traffic between data centers.
- July 10, 2013
Silver Peak offers cloud optimization by the hour between AWS environments and enterprise data centers.
- June 03, 2013
In the new WAN, we’ll see the rise of WAN virtualization, user-aware optimization and a move toward hosted WAN services.
- May 23, 2013
F5 Application Acceleration Manager is a single platform for transport, data center and application optimization.
- May 22, 2013
The WAN optimization Magic Quadrant reveals different WAN optimizer form factors are helping to better match evolving enterprise requirements.
- April 24, 2013
Hardware is typically faster than software, but virtual tools for WAN optimization are appropriate for certain use cases.
- August 14, 2012
Bandwidth control and prioritization will be critical to university IT departments as they prepare for students' return.
- August 09, 2012
Riverbed introduces inbound QoS capabilities to help enterprises prioritize bandwidth for UC and cloud-based applications.
- June 29, 2012
In this Q&A, 'Computer Networks' book co-author talks about the application-layer issues that are affecting today's wide area networks (WANs).
- May 29, 2012
In part two of our series on prioritizing WAN application delivery, find out what technologies can help you become more strategic.
- May 23, 2012
Riverbed Stingray Aptimizer helps Duke Corporate Education with SharePoint optimization.
- May 11, 2012
The number of devices supporting video is growing; an Interop 2012 panel discusses whether putting video in the cloud can help lessen bandwidth burdens over the WAN.
- May 09, 2012
Cisco won Best of Interop 2012 for its AppNav Virtualization Technology, but that may say more about how it marketed the product than its quality. Who knows for sure?
- May 08, 2012
Enterprises are demanding better mobile application delivery support. At Interop 2012, F5 answered the call with BIG-IP, a controller that supports Google's SPDY protocol.
- April 18, 2012
Decreasing WAN latency for big-data replication and file sharing is key for large enterprises with multiple locations. Silver Peak helps speed data replication for EMC Isilon customers.
- April 11, 2012
Design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates uses Aryaka's cloud-WAN-optimization service to speed download times and improve workflow between global offices.
- March 29, 2012
When choosing a data center interconnect WAN optimization vendor, investigate its ability to support your incumbent storage vendor.
- March 07, 2012
As BYOD takes off, enterprises need mobile WAN optimization products for smartphones and tablets. Circadence offers MVO software for mobile device optimization.
- February 08, 2012
WAN optimization has evolved beyond bandwidth management, according to Gartner's new Magic Quadrant: Enterprises need cloud and mobile optimization.
- October 21, 2011
Ipanema Technologies pioneers a nano|engine line that promises cheap WAN optimization solutions for small branch offices at a price 10 to20 times less than average boxes.
- October 14, 2011
Is your company struggling to find WAN professionals? Virtela Technology Services' cloud-based application acceleration service could be the answer.
- September 30, 2011
WAN security becomes more about Internet security as enterprises develop business uses for social media, adopt SaaS and give branches direct access to the Internet.
- September 07, 2011
Riverbed aims to improve VDI performance over the WAN for VMware View users by partnering with Teradici, the developer of PCoIP.
- August 03, 2011
Many WAN pros learn the hard way that bigger pipes don't always ensure that overnight backups finish on time, which a high-capacity WAN emulator could help eliminate.
- July 27, 2011
As browser-based apps continue to grow in volume and complexity, WAN managers are re-evaluating their network engineering strategies to improve Web application performance.
- July 20, 2011
Silver Peak Systems is opening up its architecture to enable its virtual WAN optimization software to run on any capable network or storage device.
- July 15, 2011
WAN optimization hasn't improved application response time for one IT pro, but it ensured that WAN performance was unaffected by a recent server consolidation initiative.
- June 15, 2011
WAN optimization vendors are launching multigigabit appliances to address the sheer volume and high-availability requirements of WAN replication and DR traffic.
- June 03, 2011
Even with a dedicated link for backup, one credit union's nightly WAN replication never kept up with the data load. WAN optimization shaved that cycle down from day to hours.
- April 13, 2011
An interior design firm deployed mobile WAN optimization to ensure its power users don't saturate VPN tunnels and make the WAN unusable for everyone who wasn't using AutoCAD.
- April 06, 2011
Despite the scarcity of mobile WAN optimization clients for tablets and smartphones, WAN managers must still ensure reliable, high-performance connectivity for users.
- March 16, 2011
WAN managers must improve user experience by spending as much time listening to end users as they do optimizing WAN application delivery, according to recent research.
- February 23, 2011
WAN managers have used 3G as a backup. But bandwidth gains and new IT services associated with 4G wireless WAN links have inspired optimism over its potential as a primary circuit.
- February 09, 2011
Egypt's recent Internet shutdown highlights the need for some WAN managers to develop a wide area network disaster recovery plan for branches in areas at risk of civil unrest.
- February 01, 2011
Looking to cut WAN costs associated with expensive private circuits, enterprises are considering standard broadband as a primary means of WAN connectivity for select branches.
- January 26, 2011
Networking pros struggling to improve WAN video delivery can reap the benefits of enterprise CDNs with equipment they may already have: WAN optimization controllers.
- August 25, 2010
A formal or informal WAN application performance advisory group can provide a systems-wide perspective long before faulty apps go into production and the WAN takes the blame.
- July 21, 2010
Using satellite Internet connections and mobile broadband has enabled Hess Corp. to provide wireless WAN connections where wires do not or cannot reach -- from a deepwater drilling vessel off the coast of West Africa to production facilities in ...
- June 30, 2010
A WAN disaster recovery plan is a vital component of an organization's overall disaster recovery plan, but possibly an overlooked one. Bringing remote users back online, along with the data centers they connect to, should be high on a WAN engineer's...
- May 19, 2010
In trying to stop sluggish applications from choking the WAN, cloud computing will be a challenge. No one controls the Internet, making Software as a Service (SaaS) performance difficult to predict and improve.
- April 07, 2010
A WAN optimization appliance with integrated security at the branch eliminates the need to backhaul traffic for WAN security, accelerates business apps and Internet traffic, and consolidates two IT purchases into one.
- March 31, 2010
Company CTO and founder Dr. David Hughes shares the story behind Silver Peak WAN acceleration products in this interview with SearchEnterpriseWAN.com. If you want to learn how Silver Peak differs from the rest of the WAN optimization market, read ...
- March 23, 2010
Improving wide area network (WAN) performance requires centralized views from branch office network monitoring tools, such as NetScout's embedded virtual probe in Cisco's ISR router platform. However, options for gaining network visibility aren't ...
- November 04, 2009
As long as application development and networking groups operate with a separate silo mentality, an enterprise's wide area network (WAN) is bound to suffer from application latency. But if network administrators want to avoid asking their CIOs to ...
- September 23, 2009
Workforce mobility continues to gain traction as executives and employees recognize the flexibility and productivity gains that working from home provides. But solving one problem has created another: Mobile employees can be a drag on an ...
- July 29, 2009
Satellite WAN optimization becomes critical as bandwidth management becomes a "must have" as a result of sky-high costs and high latency that make the task trickier.
- July 27, 2009
SAP isn't in the WAN optimization business per se, although the technology and tools are playing a larger role in its enterprise productivity strategies. Users of the company's CRM, ERP and other applications are more mobile and remote than ever and...
- July 14, 2009
Healthcare information services provider PH Tech relies on an Ecessa WAN link controller to provide members access to patient eligibility status, authorizations, claims payments and other information that is the lifeblood of every hospital's ...
- June 29, 2009
The WAN requirements of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) vary, from a small office needing nothing more than Internet connectivity for email and Web access to a bigger and more diversified company that routinely moves large amounts of data ...
- June 10, 2009
Firewall vendor Palo Alto Networks has added quality of service and traffic shaping capabilities to its firewall operating system. The new features transform the notion of the traditional firewall into a WAN management technology.
- May 11, 2009
WAN performance problems aren't always solved by applying optimization tools without some planning. Observing what services are being delivered over the WAN, and how, before implementing an optimization solution can help IT better meet user needs ...
- April 22, 2009
Part-time teleworkers, and a myriad of networked applications, mean that the calculations for predicting bandwidth consumption are more complicated than ever.
- April 01, 2009
WAN optimization of SSL encrypted traffic has improved, but the surge in encrypted data, and SaaS apps that automatically encrypt, means the capabilities are becoming a must for many enterprises.
- March 18, 2009
Mobile WAN optimization can boost mobile worker productivity, but supporting the technology is a hassle. Some vendors, such as Riverbed and Cisco, have brought products to market. Others, like Silver Peak, are staying away from it.
- February 18, 2009
Companies want to get the most out of their WANs, but don't want to pay for costly upgrades. Experts say application optimization and WAN acceleration could really speed things up.
- February 18, 2009
WAN optimization and acceleration appliances, notably Riverbed's Steelhead appliances, can now accelerate SSL encrypted traffic, ensuring secure travel across the WAN.
- January 15, 2009
Version control and disaster recovery projects prompted a manufacturer of industrial equipment to adopt WAN optimization technology. As the company consolidated its data in one location, network managers found that they needed to optimize the WAN.
- December 04, 2008
Software developers often fail to test their applications for performance on a wide area network (WAN), and when the application fails, network engineers often get the blame. Networkers should climb out of their own silos and work directly with ...
- September 15, 2008
Riverbed, a well-known vendor in the WAN optimization space, is now expanding their product line to include a new storage optimization appliance called Atlas -- which will place them as a strong ...
- August 12, 2008
Network optimization technology from Cisco and Blue Coat, whether on the WAN or Internet, is helping drive thousands of hours of Olympic video coverage to the world for NBC and China's CCTV.
- April 04, 2007
Microsoft Windows Vista and Longhorn Server include significantly improved WAN optimization and performance-enhancing technologies, which could make buying a WAN optimization appliance unnecessary and introduce interoperability challenges.
- January 11, 2007
WAN optimization has given Columbia Forest Products enough of a boost to avoid a bandwidth upgrade for six years.
- September 25, 2006
WAN optimization promises boosted data throughput and faster network response times. That, coupled with the prospect of saving money, often makes the business case for WAN optimization nearly a no-brainer.
- September 21, 2006
WAN optimization products are flooding the market, and choosing one can be tricky. We examine the options and see how a few companies with different needs found the right technology to solve their WAN traffic problems.
- September 18, 2006
Citrix yesterday unveiled WAN optimization tools and an enhanced Web application delivery system at Interop New York. Both are said to speed applications over the network.
- February 28, 2005
One analyst says the low price of one new large-circuit WAN application traffic management device will soon cause a ripple effect of slashed prices in the market.
- April 12, 2002
A networking company says it has new WAN access devices that perform remote network monitoring and management. It'll cost you more than traditional devices, but according to one analysts, you get a whole lot more for your money.