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Forrester Acknowledges Cisco as a Leader among WAN Optimization Vendors

In their Q4 2009 WAVE report Forrester recognized Cisco WAAS as a market leader in WAN optimization in their comparison of the top 8 vendors, considering criteria such as the offering, strategy, market presence, and technology. Forrester says that WAN optimization is increasing in importance to IT organizations and that business issues such as consolidating branch office servers and rolling out new collaborative applications are driving its adop…

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How Internet standards are born: Part 3

…luding consumer, enterprise and service provider. The primary goal of these companies is to test and certify the interoperability of Wi-Fi standards as implemented across product lines from multiple vendors. Interoperability is usually shown by “low bar performance testing” against a test bed of “golden products,” rather than by conformance testing. This is a pragmatic, cost effective approach. A second goal of the Wi-Fi A…

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Interoperability is the key

…ture. The key to enabling interagency collaboration and communication across these varied, disparate networks is interoperability. At TANDBERG, interoperability and firewall traversal are some of the most important features of our VTC solutions. In fact, TANDBERG was first to deliver a telepresence solution that could interoperate with third-party systems, the first to enable high-definition video between Microsoft Office Communicator and multi-…

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Cisco TelePresence – New Options, Deeper Understanding

…tons of bandwidth type conversation, there are a couple of gems you will want to take into account. TelePresence Interoperability Protocol- this is brand new stuff — we tackle interoperability plans head on here with a deep dive on the unique thought leadership many are not aware of.   (Much of this show will go into depth on things just covered by articles from: Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch (CTMS) — Shobana Shankar goes int…

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Savvis Symphony VPDC is Music to the Ears

At VMWorld in August, Savvis unveiled its not-so-secret Project Spirit, the company’s platform for enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service virtual computing services.  In December, they announced Cisco’s UCS (Unified Computing System)  as the platform for Spirit, and introduced Symphony – the range of Cloud offerings including Project Spriit.  Savvis calls the Spirit portion of this portfolio a Virtual Priva…

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