Enterprise WAN Connectivity & Optimization – 2014 Snapshot of Evolution


The enterprise WAN is evolving. Connectivity between the enterprise and remote branch has been historically achieved through private leased line connections. Because these connections are expensive, bandwidth is often limited to what is affordable, often resulting in congestion, contention, and performance issues at the remote site. The tried and true method for resolving this problem [...]



By | December 30th, 2013|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

Back to Basics: The Growth of Web Content and Why Load Balancers and Optimization Solutions Matter


Okay so networking fabric wars, OpenFlow, and SDN startups are all the buzz in the networking space right now and while it is fun to speculate and debate the topic, it is time to get back to basics. Sure we need to decouple the network plumbing from its current rigid, fixed, physical design, but let’s [...]



By | May 4th, 2012|IT Management, Network Management, Tracy Corbo|0 Comments

VDI: “Killer App” for the Network, or Network Killer?


A lot my coverage over the past couple of years has been focused on the increasingly interesting mix of applications that get delivered over enterprise networks and the impact that has on how networks are being planned and operated. This cocktail has become increasingly volatile, as latency-insensitive traffic loads are mixed with a growing number [...]



By | May 2nd, 2012|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|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

Giving Thanks for Live Videoconferencing?


Thanksgiving is a time of gathering and community, and for many of us a primary task, beyond the obvious food, and football traditions, will be to reach out and connect with extended family that can’t be with us in person.  For my family, it will be Skype video chat when possible and phone calls when [...]



By | November 21st, 2011|IT Management, Jim Frey|0 Comments

Fall 2011 WAN Opt Update


(Editors Note:  Today’s post is by EMA Senior Analyst Tracy Corbo) Finally freed from the demands of crunching together data for our just-released ADC/LB radar report, it was a good time to check in on the WAN optimization front and see what has been transpiring over the last couple of months. What I found was [...]



By | November 7th, 2011|IT Management, Jim Frey|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

More evidence that great minds think alike


Last week, I blogged on 5 tech-related predictions for 2011. Prediction #4 concerned Internet TV on the tablet. The idea was that tablet users will want to run Internet TV on their tablets, which means massive traffic on 3 and 4G networks. This brings opportunities for vendors such as Citrix, which market soft-appliance-based ADCs (Citrix [...]



By | January 10th, 2011|Julie Craig|0 Comments
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