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.
The network has become the central foundation of many IT operations. The IT infrastructure investment not only supports internal employee communications but also is the very linkage that drives ongoing revenue and growth. IDC found that customers were able to reduce IT costs, improve IT staff efficiency, increase availability for users, and trim time to market with new revenue-generating opportunities.
The performance of RecoverPoint continuous remote replication can be impacted by characteristics common to wide-area networks, including packet loss, latency and limited bandwidth. SteelHead WAN optimization appliances can be leveraged to overcome the negative effects of these impairments, delivering LAN-like performance for RecoverPoint and all other business applications traversing the WAN. In this paper you will learn about performance benefits of the combined EMC RecoverPoint and Riverbed SteelHead solution, as measured through collaborative testing from EMC and Riverbed.
An IDC® study documented the business impact of WAN optimization solutions on enterprise organizations. Current trends and issues that were explored include evolving and shifting communication patterns, connection types, applications and bandwidth.
Because WAN optimization sits at the intersection of applications, networking, and storage, its potential benefits goes well beyond what enterprises had realized in the past. In fact, WAN optimization has now evolved into an architectural design element that shapes the performance lifecycle of IT.
Learn how Riverbed® Cascade® gives you actionable information for network analysis and optimization, application performance management, acceleration of IT consolidation projects, and security compliance.
IT departments are jazzed about cloud services, which promise fast deployments and major cost savings. But is the cloud actually delivering on these promises? Now that more enterprises have cloud experience under their belts, IDG Research Services decided to find out.
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.
See how Australia's largest independent locally-owned manufacturer and distributor of wood-based building products, Gunnersen, has implemented Silver Peak Systems to ensure its recovery point objectives are achieved.
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.
If you find yourself in need of a WAN optimization solution you’ll want to download this report to understand what’s new in the WAN optimization market, what vendors are the key players, and which products are most appropriate for your needs.
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.
This whitepaper shows how you can finally meet your recovery objectives, provide seamless failover between multiple sites, improve remote application performance, and lower your ongoing bandwidth costs.