Wan acceleration

Ricardo Canepa canepa at lmi.net
Thu Nov 19 13:43:24 CST 2009


I use WAN acceleration appliances to optimize traffic over satellite
links. Initially we used Blue Coats but due to some issues they have, or
had, with satellite links we replaced them with Riverbeds and now we have
over 100 of them deployed.

The Riverbed units have done a much better job and if there is a power
failure they fail open, as they use the fail-through NICs which have
always worked so far.

Regards,


--ricardo

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Ernest McCaleb wrote:

> I would certainly look at Riverbed.  In my experience they make a product
> that is just sensational. I could really go on and on about their product
> but I'd come off sounding like an advertisement.
>
> Juniper's WX is a good product also and worth a look.  In my experience
> people tend to go with the WAAS because it can be really cheap with the
> right bundle.
>
> Ernest.
>
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Bill Lewis <blewis at hottopic.com> wrote:
>
> > Anyone in the group using hardware based wan acceleration and have
> > suggestions?
> >
> > If so, anyone using it over a static IPSEC Cisco VPN link (or other
> > vendor)?
> > I've seen a demo of Cisco WAAS and why they think it's best of breed.
> > Spoke to F5, theirs is still in beta so they suggested Riverbed. I've
> > been told that Riverbed (unlike Cisco) reverse engineers protocols to
> > allow for pass-through though, which worries me in case of failure.
> > Cisco on the other hand licenses the protocols from the various vendors.
> >
> > Other vendors I'm looking at as possibilities are RocketConnect,
> > RadWare, BlueCoat, and Juniper.
> >
> > My connectivity is a tier 2 Metro E at one site (policed at 90Mbps),
> > Tier 1 OC3 at other.
> >
> > Reply to post, or off list.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Bill Lewis
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Ernest McCaleb
>




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