Silver Peak today introduced free, downloadable low-end WAN acceleration software that can turn two x86 servers into data replication devices.
The company also announced an updated version of its flagship high-end virtual WAN acceleration software.
Silver Peak's free WAN software, dubbed VX-Xpress, is based on the Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) platform the company announced last month.
The VXOA software also powers Silver Peak's NX, VX, and flagship VRX WAN acceleration products.
VX-Xpress is an entry-level product aimed at organizations just starting WAN optimization, or at small branch or remote offices of larger companies. Read more...
Riverbed Technology today released three new gateway appliances that use WAN acceleration algorithms in order to reduce the bandwidth required to send data to public or private cloud infrastructures.
Prior to the release of its new Whitewater-510, Whitewater-710 and Whitewater-2010 appliances, Riverbed's Steelhead acceleration technology required two appliances on either end of a WAN connection to replicate data. Now, the company said, one box can replicate data across a WAN to a private data center cloud or storage service provider. Read more...