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April 2011

new software release - replify

Replify Accelerator 3.6 Ships

So last Friday afternoon, the team here were able to pop open a couple of bottles of champagne as we put Replify Accelerator 3.6 to bed. We've taken a few days out for Easter, eaten a sickening number of chocolate eggs, and come back to formally release it.

Sometimes clouds evaporate

Amazon are having a torrid time at the moment with their very public EC2outage. It's a reminder that when you put your eggs into the cloud basket it may rain on your picnic... er, sorry, lost my way in that metaphor.

riverbed alternatives - mandy rice davis

Well he would say that, wouldn’t he…

I don't normally comment directly on competitors, especially their blogs. Everyone is entitled to talk positively about their own product and sing its praises, but Riverbed's most recent blog is impossible to ignore.

data reduction

A cyclists guide to cache pooling

A few months ago I blogged "The Skier's guide to WAN Optimization". People seem to like that one. While out cycling with about 200 other people yesterday I noodled on the analogy between cycling in a peloton, and being part of a Replify CLAN cache-pool.

A WOC in the Park?

A week or so back I blogged on the relative merits of offload, versus acceleration. Both are good of course, but the value of offload has been underlined by the growing trend for carriers to introduce caps and charges for data