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  • 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.
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