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July 2013

Congratulations Android On The New Arrival

We've been getting a little carried away with excitement in this part of the world. It might seem that something which can be accomplished in only a few months by one woman with only a little help from a man, should be more modestly announced to a waiting world, but we're an emotional bunch and even something so small it can be carried easily in one hand, can be cause for great celebration.

Don’t faucet (let it Transmission Control Protocol naturally)

It's a while since I've tried to explain WAN Optimization basics and since I still get regular questions about the underlying mechanisms I thought I should do a few tutorials over the next month. Let's start with TCP optimization.

Aryaka WAN Optimization

Aryaka Presents Offer to Riverbed Customers

I mentioned the, um, spat between Aryaka and Riverbed a couple of weeks back; well now Aryaka have taken things to a new level by offering Riverbed customers the opportunity to dump all their Riverbed kit at Aryaka's expense and move to their WAN Optimization as a service.

Switching off or Working on Holiday?

I'm approaching the end of my summer vacation and that means it's time to blog on changes to the experience of a roaming data user.

How Much Data Do We Really Have In Common?

How useful is common cache optimisation outside the enterprise for groups of users who share nothing immediately apparent beyond a physical location (say a railway station or shopping mall) and carbon based chemistry? Does it make sense to de-dupe based on a shared cache for such a group?