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.
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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?