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Cloud computing is either a revolutionary trend sweeping through the information technology world, or an evolutionary development growing out of longtime trends. Or maybe it's both. In terms of buzzwords, cloud computing carries echoes of many previous technology and marketing phenomena, including network computing, utility computing, distributed computing, and virtualization. With cloud computing, software and more basic computing services like storage or backup are provided "as a service," meaning that they are available on demand, as needed, drawing on a pool of computing resources that from the user's point of view seems both unlimited and uncomplicated. The complexities don't actually go away, but they're hidden in the "cloud" of network services, so most of the time we don't have to worry about the mechanisms for provisioning applications any more than we do ... (more)

Translating Network Performance into Lower Costs

The return on investment (ROI) for any given technology can be justified any number of ways, but in hard times the bottom line rules. Point to productivity improvements from better collaboration, and you'll get a polite hearing. Show hard dollar savings, and you are more likely to seal the deal. WAN optimization technology is often sold on the basis of productivity improvements. Figure out a way to deliver higher performance over the limited bandwidth of a wide area network (WAN), and branch office employees will spend less time watching the hourglass spin on their computer screen... (more)