WAN News

  • SDN start-up targets enterprise WAN complexity

    Posted April 30, 2014 - 9:54 am

    An SDN start-up this week emerged from stealth mode to propose a software-defined answer to challenges vexing administrators of an enterprise WAN.
  • WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds

    Posted February 3, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Nearly nine out of 10 respondents to a Talari Networks survey of IT professionals said that their wide area network was a problem for business-critical applications either occasionally or frequently, as WAN budgets are set to increase over the course of the coming year.
  • WAN specialist Talari adds $15M in venture funding

    Posted November 18, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Talari Networks, a San Jose maker of WAN virtualization/aggregation appliances and software, added $15 million to its coffers via a new round of venture financing.
  • Ciena, NRENs to test OpenFlow SDN WAN

    Posted August 8, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Ciena this week said it is partnering with a handful of research networks to test a multilayer, software-defined WAN.
  • Buyback program intensifies Aryaka/Riverbed rivalry

    Posted July 12, 2013 - 11:33 am

    WAN optimization-as-a-service provider Aryaka has announced an aggressive buyback program that targets competitor Riverbed's customers, adding a new point of contention to an already heated rivalry.
  • Talari goes more sophisticated with wide-ranging software update for WAN optimization boxes

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 9:26 am

    A major software update for Talari Networks' WAN optimization gear will introduce automatic, virtualized configuration capabilities, dramatically improving the sophistication of its core product.
  • Startup aims SDN technology at Cisco WANs

    Posted April 12, 2013 - 8:23 am

    SDNs aren't just for data center networks, despite the best-use-case-scenario arguments for network virtualization and flow management pervading the industry.
  • 4 Internet privacy laws you should know about

    Posted March 12, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    Could impact how information is shared and what powers government has in collecting your digital files.
  • Cisco wants to light up data centers

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    Data centers may soon see the light
  • WAN optimization market shakeup predicted

    Posted January 19, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    WAN optimization is shaping up to be one of the hottest areas of the network equipment market, prompting industry experts to predict high-profile acquisitions and vendor shakeups in the near future.
  • How to improve WAN performance

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    The performance of applications across the WAN are beset by a range of problems – latency, congestion, chatty applications, contention with other apps, low bandwidth – that can be addressed in a variety of ways.
  • The cloud may not be the Internet

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:56 am

    In our last newsletter we distinguished between public and private cloud computing and discussed some of the challenges associated with supporting both forms of cloud computing over a WAN. In this newsletter we will continue that discussion and will also discuss how IT organizations intend to respond to those challenges.
  • Mobile WAN operators raise 'openness' bar

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    It was a productive week for mobile WANs, with AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint all making announcements that broke new ground for the licensed operators.
  • Network in budget lockdown? No problem for this prison system

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 10:22 pm

    State government IT budgets are as tight as ever, but the Nevada Department of Corrections is in a good position to hunker down and ride out the recession thanks to a recent network upgrade.
  • Riverbed to buy Mazu for analysis tools

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 10:49 am

    Riverbed will acquire Mazu Networks to add application performance analysis to its offerings, allowing enterprises and carriers to measure the benefits of WAN optimization.
Spotlight on ...
Online Training

    Upgrade your skills and earn higher pay

    Readers to share their best tips for maximizing training dollars and getting the most out self-directed learning. Here’s what they said.


    Learn more

Join today!

See more content
Ask a Question