Silver Peak Drives Home Coordination’s Benefits with Data Center Optimization
IT Connection Blog by Brian Washburn
- Silver Peak optimizes loads between data centers by deploying WAN optimization software and VMware integration that reaches beyond vCenter.
- This is not great news for WAN providers, as the data center innovation treats the WAN as a static commodity.
My last blog addressed the elements of building intelligent networks. It bemoaned that the managed service elements that could go into end-to-end services visibility and control are a largely uncoordinated patchwork. Well, it looks like WAN optimization vendor Silver Peak has been thinking along the same lines. The vendor took a step forward by embedding its WAN optimization solutions inside VMware vCenter. An IT manager that needs to connect workloads across data centers can access vCenter, select from the list of virtual machines and workloads, and click-to-activate/deactivate WAN optimization for selected applications. VMware vCenter launches a Silver Peak tab that displays information about the application flows being optimized. To make this technique work, the company can’t rely on placing hardware everywhere. Instead, Silver Peak lets customers load its WAN optimization software to run on virtual machines residing at each end of their cloud applications. Besides getting its application plugged into VMware vCenter, Silver Peak controls VMware's switching between virtual machines in the cloud, to optimize the connection between Silver Peak's WAN optimization instance and the targeted application to be accelerated. Silver Peak is unlikely to remain a lone player for long for this type of solution. Read more of this post at http://bit.ly/Q13peN.
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