Riverbed adds support for Azure and continues to bolster WAN portfolio
Riverbed Technology's SteelHead 8.6 WAN optimization platform, available now, adds Microsoft Azure to Riverbed's existing support of Amazon Web Services and other public clouds, said Umesh Kukreja, director of product marketing. SteelHead CX cloud instances are being offered as a subscription-based offering in Azure, enabling customers to get quicker access to hundreds of applications and receive enhanced visibility into Lync sub-applications, among other features.
The virtual model, the SteelHead CX 7055v, is engineered to deliver up to 1 Gbps of optimized WAN traffic for both private and hybrid cloud deployments. It's available for VMware ESX, Kukreja said.
Bob Laliberte, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group Inc., said the additional throughput of the virtual model reflects the continued growth of enterprise traffic. "Adding this level of capacity on a virtual appliance extends Riverbed's capabilities and gives them parity with existing competitive solutions; it will provide greater flexibility for those data center administrators that need gigabyte throughput,” he said.
In addition to the virtual appliance and support for Azure, Riverbed introduced two new WAN optimization appliances for mid-range enterprises. The CX 570 and CX 770 devices replace the 555 and 755 models and can handle up to 650 and 2300 optimized TCP connections, respectively.
Red Hat not limiting use of OpenStack
Red Hat released a statement confirming its support for OpenStack and open source. The statement came in response to some questions about a "closed open source" offering. President of Products and Technologies Paul Cormier said that while the company's first allegiance is to provide support for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, users are free to use whichever OpenStack platform they would like.
Cisco releases new edition of IoE guide
Cisco and its publishing partner, WIRED magazine, released the second edition of The Connective. The digital experience provides readers with insights from top-selling authors such as Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams, Padmasree Warrior, Michael Copeland and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. The authors focus on what's new and innovative when it comes to the Internet of Everything. The Connective 2.0 also includes interactive articles discussing a variety of topics such as connected stadiums and how IoE impacts international ocean shipping.
Google was ordered to get rid of your info
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engine providers must take down links of outdated information about people published on the Internet. This means that if someone does not like the information that is displayed following a search, he or she can file a request with the search provider to have it removed. It will be the duty of the search engine operator to review the content that a person wants to be deleted. If the information is no longer relevant, it must be taken down. One exception might be relevant information about a public figure that the public needs to be informed about.