2009 Application Acceleration Challenge
Produced by Layland Consulting and Webtorials
The key question is not if you should implement an acceleration solution but whose acceleration solution to use. The acceleration and optimization market has matured over the last few years with clear market leaders emerging. We have gathered together the industry leading application acceleration vendors - Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Blue Coat Systems and Riverbed Technology - to present their case for why they should be your acceleration and optimization vendor. The goal is to help you select the right vendor.
Just as the vendors have matured, the key issues in selecting a vendor have also changed. In past years the focus has been on which vendor could optimize Microsoft’s CIFS protocol and HTTP/Web applications. I am glad to say that all the vendors in the challenge provide solutions for these two protocols. That doesn’t mean their solutions are all the same, there are still differences but as they have done a good job covering the basics the reasons for selecting one vendor over another have changed. This is good news because it means they are doing more than just covering the minimum.
We now invite you to compare the leading acceleration vendors as they present their case to become your acceleration vendor. I urge to you contact each of the vendors to gain a better understanding of how their solution can help you through 2009.
The previously announced paper is now augmented by podcast
conversations where Robin Layland has a conversation with a representative of
each of the sponsoring companies about critical issues on implementing an
acceleration and optimization solution.
These conversations each provide the opportunity to delve more deeply into key
questions surrounding the sponsor's unique strengths and overall views on
selection and implementation issues.
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