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  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

    Written by Jon Gold16 Dec. 14 06:28
  • Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

    The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

    Written by Ellen Messmer26 Aug. 14 22:48
  • How packet micro-shaping maximizes bandwidth utilization

    Enterprises are increasingly virtualizing IT infrastructure by migrating storage, application, and database servers into cloud/hosted datacenters. As they do so, they need to partner with ISPs and service providers to establish reliable, performance assured, bandwidth optimized connections between each enterprise and data center location.

    Written by Scott Sumner06 Aug. 14 04:00
  • Web acceleration protocol nears completion

    When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing at all.

    Written by Joab Jackson05 Aug. 14 06:59
  • Riverbed re-brands storage offerings, adds to the stack

    Riverbed Technology Tuesday released a rebranded SteelFusion line of storage appliances, signaling its intention to further centralize its branch office lines and combine as much functionality as possible into a single device.

    Written by Jon Gold16 April 14 01:17
  • WANs could stand to get faster, survey finds

    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.

    Written by Jon Gold03 Feb. 14 11:04
  • A10 revamps lineup on multiple fronts

    Application delivery controller manufacturer A10 Networks rolled out new hardware, pricing and connectivity with a range of SDN and cloud services today, in an announcement that serves to underline the company's recent recovery.

    Written by Jon Gold28 Jan. 14 14:58
  • Riverbed suitor takes stake in Juniper

    Activist investor, Elliott Management, which last week made an unsolicited bid to buy Riverbed Technology, this week took a 6.2 per cent stake in Juniper Networks.

    Written by Jim Duffy13 Jan. 14 18:24
  • Virtualization, security advances on tap for ADCs

    As 2014 kicks off, two of the main issues for the growing ADC market are security and virtualization – the technology has several features that have implications for denial-of-service protection, and the trend toward SDN and network virtualization has many people looking for software-only application delivery.

    Written by Jon Gold02 Jan. 14 11:55
  • 10 top tests of 2013

    Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

    Written by Neal Weinberg11 Dec. 13 11:23
  • WAN specialist Talari adds $15M in venture funding

    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.

    Written by Network World staff18 Nov. 13 16:12
  • Stealthy startup at root of Riverbed brain drain

    Network management and WAN optimization vendor Riverbed Technologies has had a pretty successful year, in some respects – the company finalized a billion-dollar acquisition of Opnet Technologies, broadened its product lineup, and was the only company to make the "leaders" quadrant of Gartner's magic quadrant report for the WANop sector.

    Written by Jon Gold08 Nov. 13 15:08
  • What to look for in converged infrastructure for branch offices

    Many organizations have been consolidating data center resources to drive efficiency and save money, and some are now poised to continue that push in branch locations using converged infrastructure to combine compute resources, network control, and storage delivery in a single scale-out unit that reduces hardware and eases management and maintenance.

    Written by Raj Mallempati, VP of Product Marketing for Riverbed30 Oct. 13 22:24
  • How to put new WAN Optimization form factors, QoS and Path Selection to work

    WAN optimization solutions are combining tried-and-true techniques with emerging deployment, QoS and path selection techniques to meet the demands of an increasingly mobile workforce that needs to access cloud resources.

    Written by Rob Whiteley, vice president of solutions marketing at Riverbed Technology10 Oct. 13 19:10