In this video podcast, CBR editor Jason Stamper talks to Mark Lewis, director of marketing and alliances at Riverbed Technology, and Jon Collins, principle analyst at Freeform Dynamics.
In Part 1: Jason asks Mark Lewis and Jon Collins about the value of wide area network optimisation, and the challenges in enterprise networking that it can help to solve. He learns of some examples of customers both large and small who have put WAN optimisation into practice, and finds out why Riverbed Technology believes an appliance-based approach to WAN optimisation makes the most sense.
In Part 2: Mark and Jon discuss the kinds of levels of improvement companies might experience when rolling out WAN optimisation, then talk in more detail about the role of WAN optimisation when it comes to virtualisation, cloud computing, disaster recovery and backup. Finally, Jason asks the interviewees to gaze into their crystal balls and say what they believe the future might hold for enterprise networking in general and WAN optimisation in particular.
The Riverbed family of wide area network (WAN) optimisation solutions liberates businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers. Thousands of companies with distributed operations use Riverbed to make their IT infrastructure faster, less expensive and more responsive. Additional information about Riverbed is available at www.riverbed.com.