Networking > WANs

ISP feeds hungry customers with web caching

12 August, 2011 by

New Zealand ISP CallPlus has implemented a web caching solution to help manage a 50% growth in customer hunger for internet content from outside New Zealand.

SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series

22 June, 2011 by

The SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series, an extension of the current SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) suite, consists of the WXA 5000 virtual appliance, the WXA 2000 and WXA 4000 hardware appliances and the WXA 500 Live CD. The series improves WAN performance between regional and branch offices and reduces traffic by up to a claimed 95%. It gives users faster access to mission-critical applications.

Mining the network for WAN efficiencies

21 June, 2011

International oil and gas exploration company Ophir Energy has deployed WAN optimisation technology, allowing it to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment and annual WAN support costs connecting its African, European and Australian offices.

Bonded broadband a shot in the arm for 50 Kaliber Films

15 June, 2011

Growth at video media specialist 50 Kaliber Films in inner-city Melbourne meant that the company needed to increase the download and upload speeds of its internet connection.

Testing times for IPv6

03 June, 2011 by Merri Mack

Despite reports of the imminent end of IPv4 address space, many organisations are slow to make the switch to IPv6. Merri Mack reports on the importance of IPv6, World IPv6 day and Australia’s readiness for the switch to IPv6.

Juniper Networks Universal WAN enterprise and branch routing portfolio

20 May, 2011 by

Juniper Networks’ Universal WAN scalable enterprise and branch routing portfolio can support rapidly growing mobile, video and cloud computing applications.

Riverbed Technology Steelhead and Cloud Steelhead enhancements

18 May, 2011 by

Riverbed Technology has announced that Steelhead wide area network (WAN) optimisation solutions have enhanced support for Citrix XenDesktop virtual desktop solutions and Cloud Steelhead has added compatibility with ESX-based public cloud services.

Perth to Geraldton fibre backhaul link fills regional blackspots

11 March, 2011

In preparation for the NBN, Nextgen Networks has announced the completion of its Perth to Geraldton fibre backhaul link, which is intended to fill blackspots in existing regional broadband availability.

Motorola sets world record for data transmission over Cox network

09 March, 2011

Communications vendors Motorola and Cox have achieved return path data transmission speeds of 356 Mbps in Las Vegas tests, claiming a world record in the process.

Silver Peak Systems expands to Melbourne and Sydney

18 February, 2011

Silver Peak Systems has announced the opening of offices in Sydney and Melbourne, with Wayne Neich leading the company's strategic growth.

STA Travel extends network contract

04 November, 2010

STA Travel has signed a five-year regional network contract with Azzurri for network monitoring, hardware support, firewall and WAN management and network connectivity.

Riverbed Technology RiOS 6.1 WAN optimisation system

11 June, 2010 by

Riverbed Technology has released the RiOS 6.1 WAN optimisation system to support private and public cloud computing, IT centralisation and disaster recovery.

The case for server consolidation

01 April, 2010

IT consolidation can reap significant ROI, but how realistic is it for your organisation? Riverbed’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Steve Dixon, looks at the challenges around consolidating and how a WAN acceleration strategy can help.

Perisher optimises throughput for skiers

04 March, 2010

Perisher, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest ski resort, has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG appliances and ProxyClient software to improve the performance of its business applications, particularly its point-of-sale transaction systems, enabling the company to serve more customers more quickly.

Riverbed Steelhead 7050 model WAN optimisation appliance

24 February, 2010 by

Riverbed Technology has announced the Riverbed Steelhead 7050 model wide area network (WAN) optimisation appliance for performance, flexibility and fault tolerance in large data centres and private cloud environments.

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