When Irrestible Forces Meet Immovable Objects - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Interop
Commentary
5/25/2007
07:12 AM
Bob Evans
Bob Evans
Commentary
50%
50%

When Irrestible Forces Meet Immovable Objects

What happens when storage demand is growing at close to 80% and apps must be rolled out and available globally while consolidation is taking place across servers and data centers and branch-office infrastructure and virtualization is believed to be the cure for all ills?

What happens when storage demand is growing at close to 80% and apps must be rolled out and available globally while consolidation is taking place across servers and data centers and branch-office infrastructure and virtualization is believed to be the cure for all ills?According to Silver Peak VP of worldwide marketing Craig Stouffer, many companies are looking at significant downtime to rectify all those issues -- not exactly an appealing option in these days of 24/7 business. So in the belief that there needs to be a better way, Silver Peak is pushing WAN acceleration as the best way to manage those challenges.

Stouffer says Silver Peak is taking the tack of focusing heavily on not just WAN acceleration but on the broader concept of data movement as an approach to alleviate "the very specific pain point" of a company's network being down for 36 hours or so. This marks another instance of vendors trying to develop innovative solutions that go beyond just WAN acceleration as storage demand, globalization, consolidation, and virtualization combine to present IT leaders with a dizzying array of technology and business-process challenges.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Digital Transformation Myths & Truths
Transformation is on every IT organization's to-do list, but effectively transforming IT means a major shift in technology as well as business models and culture. In this IT Trend Report, we examine some of the misconceptions of digital transformation and look at steps you can take to succeed technically and culturally.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll