The Path to Network Virtualization


On September 6, Nicira, a startup network virtualization company, unveiled its Network Virtualization Platform (NVP). NVP is a software-based system that creates a distributed virtual network infrastructure in cloud data centers that is completely decoupled and independent from physical network hardware. Nicira has announced that well known entities such as AT&T, eBay, Fidelity Investments, NTT [...]



By | February 7th, 2012|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

Virtualizing the Edge


There is no question WAN optimization technology was a game changer. It took away a major pain point for the most popular and common protocols that suffered noticeable performance degradation over WAN connections. While the technology has been very successful in optimizing specific traffic types, there are others that have remained underserved, most notable are [...]



By | February 2nd, 2012|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

Tremors and New Opportunities Ahead in 2012 for the Network-based App Delivery Optimization Market


The game is afoot. Riverbed announced that they had “purchased certain assets of Expand Networks, including its intellectual property, out of liquidation in Israel. Riverbed did not purchase the corporate entity of Expand Networks and has not assumed any of Expand’s liabilities, obligations or contracts.” Last October Expand Networks had gone into liquidation under the supervision [...]



By | January 12th, 2012|IT Management, Network Management, Scott Crawford, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

An Alternative Approach to WAN Optimization


(Editor’s note:  Today’s post is by guest blogger and EMA Senior Analyst, Tracy Corbo) One of the many insights we gained while compiling EMA’s recent WAN Optimization Controller (WOC) Radar Report, and after talking to numerous WOC users, is that there are many situations where dedicated WAN links are simply not an option. Traditional WOC [...]



By | April 28th, 2011|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|0 Comments

Enterprise Mobility Meets WAN Optimization

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EMA recently studied WAN Optimization technologies, publishing an EMA Radar Report on the topic last month, and in the process compared 13 major solution suppliers. Part of that investigation included an assessment of each supplier’s mobile solutions, for helping to establish optimal application and service performance for endpoints that may or may not be able [...]



By | April 6th, 2011|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|0 Comments

WAN Optimization: Tactical or Strategic?


(Editor’s Note:  The following is a guest post by our newest EMA Senior Analyst, Tracy Corbo) EMA has been following the WAN optimization sector for some time. Back in 2008, EMA’s Network Management Megatrends research determined that depending on which IT teams you asked, their view towards WAN optimization was divergent. While those who identified [...]



By | March 10th, 2011|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|0 Comments
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