The network packet broker space is growing at a rapid speed. This is due to multiple factors including the fact that this robust offering can not only bring an unparalleled level of visibility into every action taking place on a network but can also power aggregation, replication and regeneration.
This week in the space, Riverbed (News - Alert) Technology revealed a strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) that would enable the company to enhance cloud performance and data protection that could in turn be delivered to enterprise customers.
The company’s (WAN) optimization solution will be seamlessly integrated with the subscription pricing model of AWS, enabling companies to easily leverage Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) platforms.
"The Riverbed performance solutions are addressing enterprise customer needs as they embark on public cloud deployments in Amazon EC2 and S3. Our solutions enable enterprises that have deployed applications in the public cloud to provide a consistent user experience and increase the recoverability of their data, while reducing costs of IT infrastructure," said Venugopal Pai, vice president of Global Alliances and Business Development.
In other news, Multapplied Networks, a global provider of advanced bonding solutions, made headlines with the news that its Internet bonding solution would soon be making its way to the market after nearly four years of testing.
The offering will drive network performance as well as redundancy via its capability to combine an array of circuits from more than one carrier into just one Internet connection.
Best known for its flagship product that was designed from the ground up in partnership with the two British Columbia firms Rocket Networks and Kerkhoff Technologies, while the solution was powered originally for only its own end-user customers it was quickly realized that it could prove to be an invaluable tool for ISPs throughout the globe.
Closing out the week, AppNeta unveiled a device monitoring product that will now be encompassed within its suite of network performance management (NPM) solutions.
It is touted as including capabilities such as end-to-end performance insight, active bandwidth monitoring, active application performance monitoring and end-to-end QoS verification to multiple users. In addition, the company is claiming that it is currently the only network performance management solution available that requires no additional assistance from administration.
“We are excited to offer a new approach to network performance management designed to monitor and evaluate today’s modern networks from one, integrated solution that looks across network paths, packet captures, flow data and device status,” said Jim Melvin, CEO, AppNeta. “We are taking network performance management to a new level where it can actually be easy, affordable, and provide visibility we know that you cannot get from traditional SNMP solutions today.”
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