A Wide Area Network or WAN is a computer network covering a broad geographical area. Contrast with personal area networks (PANs), local area networks (LANs) or metropolitan area networks (MANs) that are usually limited to a room, building or campus. The largest and most well-known example of a WAN is the Internet. WANs are used to connect local area networks (LANs) together, so that users and computers in one location can communicate with users and computers in other locations.
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This paper outlines the essential requirements for file sharing across a wide-area network (WAN), and briefly discusses the limitations of appliance-based WAN optimization when applied specifically to document collaboration. The paper uses a solution analysis to compare common business needs to required features, and explains how appliance-based optimization falls short of these needs. The paper then describes how Globalscape's software-only solution. (WAFS) provides file replication and collaboration across globally dispersed networks, securely and reliably, with the performance of local file sharing.
The Enterprise Strategy Group discusses how data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud architectures are on the rise; however IT budgets are not increasing. This poses a unique challenge: How do you crease a flexible and agile environment without increasing the cost? See ESG’s analysis of WAN optimization benefits and how your peers are increasing their ROI and lowering their TCO.
With key productivity applications becoming more bandwidth, processing and storage-intensive, dwp turns to Silver Peak Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture software to accelerate its file transfers and optimize WAN performance.
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This video featuring Forrester Research analyst Vanessa Alvarez looks at what is required for next-generation cloud implementations and the critical role the WAN plays in the success of cloud deployments.
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Silver Peak Systems' new Agility technology initiative gives application owners easy control with point-and-click virtual workload acceleration thanks to tight integration with VMware vCenter and other virtual infrastructure management consoles.
When faced with their EqualLogic replication not completing due to limited WAN bandwidth and consistently missing their RPO, ZLTO needed a solution. Learn how Silver Peak’s virtual appliances reduced their bandwidth used for replication by 86%.
This report describes how improving the efficiency of data storage, deduplication solutions has enabled organizations to cost-justify the increased use of disk for backup and recovery. However, the changing demands on IT storage infrastructures have begun to strain the capabilities of initial deduplication products. To meet these demands, a new generation of deduplication solutions is emerging which scale easily, offer improved performance and availability and simplify management and integration within the IT storage infrastructure. HP refers to this new generation as "Deduplication 2.0.
This GigaOM Pro paper explores what functions to consider when selecting and working with hosting providers as it relates to the entire value chain of function and performance. Get your complimentary 6-page report now.
This informative ESG Lab report examines the Riverbed Steelhead EX + GraniteT appliance, which delivers a powerful combination of wide area network (WAN) optimization, a virtual services platform, and innovative block-storage optimization to help organizations consolidate servers and storage and deliver IT services globally, while ensuring the performance required in remote and branch offices. Download this informative report now to find out how edge-VSI can improve your IT infrastructure.
In this report, Taneja Group explores how Riverbed Technology has identified a way to lower IT costs in branch offices. The new Steelhead EX + Granite appliance combines a "branch-office box" virtualized hardware platform with a first-of-its-kind block storage technology to allow consolidation of edge storage, servers, and applications to the data center. Download the report to learn how your organization can benefit.
This CIO article discusses how WAN optimization solutions, like those Riverbed Technology offers, can accelerate private cloud implementations and enable users to be productive, while helping to deliver the cost and management efficiencies businesses require. Read the informational story now and learn why companies like MasterBrand Cabinets chose Steelhead WAN optimization appliances for superior performance.
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Cloud architectures. Remote access to big data. Application performance in an increasingly networked world. A renewed focus on DR/BC based on instant replication between multiple data centers. All are driving a need for more flexible WAN optimization that can be cost effectively deployed across both private and public networks.
Noted author Jim Metzler reports on the emergence of vWOCs, or virtual WAN Optimization Controllers. From the data center to the branch, virtualization is enabling a revolution in how WAN optimization is acquired and deployed. Whether combined with traditional physical appliances or fully virtualized, the new choices make universal network optimization a reality.
What is the secret sauce of WAN Optimization (WAN Op)? First time users are always amazed at the performance results. Download now to learn about the cool technologies behind today's leading WAN Op architecture.