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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...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

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...

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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...

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posted by admin   | April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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 solutions were designed to optimize expensive, dedicated WAN links. However, in some deployment cases, particularly those in...

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posted by admin   | March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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 themselves as members of the IT architecture group mostly sawWAN optimization as tactical, most of those who were part...

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