February 23, 2011

Optimizing WAN Performance in a Cloud-based Environment

  • A Webtorials Thought Leadership Discussion
  • Steven Taylor, Webtorials, with Ipanema's CTO, Thierry Grenot
ipanema.pngAs networks rush into a cloud-based environment, there's a major question to be answered: "How do you ensure performance in this brave new world?"

Of course, the simplest form of ensuring network performance was always to use dedicated transmission services - from T1/E1 to Sonet/SDH links - between sites.  The next stage of evolution and and the first of virtualization was the introduction of packet-based services - including frame relay, ATM, MPLS, and IP-based networks, both "private IP" and Internet-based. 

Moving other services into "the cloud" now provides yet another excellent opportunity for a great performance per price increase.  However, you are now faced with a combination of two "unknowns."  There's the the access network and its performance coupled with the cloud-based service and its performance in a virtualized environment.

So while the opportunities are great, the are met with an equally high level of uncertainty.

Please join my fellow analyst and Co-founder of the Webtorials Analyst Division, Jim Metzler, as we discuss these issue with Thierry Grenot, Chief Technology Officer of Ipanema Networks.

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