- October 12, 2010
WAN optimization software run locally on virtual servers has given one global nonprofit the ability to improve productivity in some of the most underdeveloped parts of the globe.
- October 06, 2010
VDI performance problems can plague global deployments, thanks to latency. But WAN optimization, QoS and WAN monitoring tools can help VDI over the WAN.
- September 29, 2010
Cloud computing providers can't offer SLAs for the Internet. But WAN managers are still expected to support and improve application performance for cloud-based applications.
- September 22, 2010
Some IT pros like WAN monitoring tools that alert them to poor WAN application performance but stop there. For others, appliances that automate the fix make troubleshooting easier.
- September 15, 2010
Riverbed vice president Paul Brady explains why and how WAN managers should look beyond Layer 3 and provide WAN application performance management for key business applications.
- September 01, 2010
Although vendors are attempting to remove barriers to adoption of mobile WAN optimization, uptake remains slow and limited to special use cases or specific vertical markets.
- August 25, 2010
A formal or informal WAN application performance advisory group can provide a systems-wide perspective long before faulty apps go into production and the WAN takes the blame.
- August 18, 2010
A crackdown on Facebook and IM usage revealed a gaping WAN security hole for one enterprise. Users had been swapping corporate data via peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing sites, leading its WAN pros to block P2P traffic and redirect users to the ...
- August 18, 2010
One enterprise had to block peer-to-peer traffic to plug its WAN security hole after discovering that users were bypassing FTP in favor of public P2P file sharing sites.
- August 13, 2010
Despite ongoing warnings about an impending IPv4 address depletion, enterprises are still slow to begin their IPv6 migration plans. Given the spotty vendor record on supporting the new 128-bit hexadecimal addressing specification on wide area ...
- July 28, 2010
Lower-cost UTMs with gigabit firewalls for small branches improve WAN security performance without the expense, space and power requirements of a larger branch or data center appliance. But the investment may not be worthwhile unless branches are ...
- July 21, 2010
Using satellite Internet connections and mobile broadband has enabled Hess Corp. to provide wireless WAN connections where wires do not or cannot reach -- from a deepwater drilling vessel off the coast of West Africa to production facilities in ...
- July 14, 2010
Cheap land and labor in developing countries may look appealing, but limited broadband availability there often makes wide area network (WAN) connectivity expensive, unreliable or simply unavailable. WAN managers can deploy technology that reduces ...
- July 09, 2010
As content delivery network (CDN) prices fall and adoption of Web-based applications rises, CDN services will be more relevant to brick-and-mortar enterprises -- but not for some time.
- June 30, 2010
A WAN disaster recovery plan is a vital component of an organization's overall disaster recovery plan, but possibly an overlooked one. Bringing remote users back online, along with the data centers they connect to, should be high on a WAN engineer's...