Recently we wrote about WAN optimizers becoming indispensable for cloud applications like backup/replication and disaster recovery.
In the past year we’ve watched a significant number of companies emerge to provide cloud services for a variety of applications that vary in scope and nature. More and more cloud users expect quick storage access from their mission critical data from remote networking architectures, including the ability to replicate and restore data when needed. This is not always possible because of the same network issues that can slow down recovery of secondary data: bandwidth restrictions, network latency, jitter, packet loss, bit errors, poor line quality and network errors.
Yes, clouds offer many benefits, including a theoretically limitless capacity and scalability, elimination of hardware acquisition and infrastructure expansion costs, the ability to budget for future growth, even the conversion of capital expenses into operating expenses. But for cloud applications to reach their true potential, they need to deal with network latency to deliver on throughput and performance. This is especially true for bandwidth intensive applications. In other words, data needs to be at the right time and right place for clouds to be effective.
We’d like to hear from companies using cloud services on their existing IP networks that are willing to evaluate HyperIP in their environment. You will see firsthand the performance improvements delivered by HyperIP that are compelling to your business.
Sometimes it takes a while to realize you got something right the first time.
When we announced a software-only version of HyperIP back in 2007, technologies like Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), virtualization and cloud were emerging trends, to put it generously. The idea of supplying IT resources as on-demand services was rather bleeding edge. Then the virtualization market broke through in a big way, the economy tanked, and organizations no longer had the financial wherewithal to invest in big hardware.
That was the year that software-only, virtualized, on-demand HyperIP earned one of SearchStorage.com’s Product of the Year awards in the “networking equipment” category – somewhat ironically, since the product (software) consists of no “equipment” at all.
Since cloud adoption has increased, and an increasing variety of IT services are now deployed from a variety of clouds, WAN optimizers have become more interesting because they greatly accelerate data transport to and from the cloud. HyperIP is indispensable for certain applications, such as backup/replication and disaster recovery. No enterprise using cloud storage can afford extended downtime to restore remote files after a local failure.
More and more enterprises are trying to lower their IT costs by migrating their infrastructure to computing and storage clouds for on-demand services. Now more than ever, organizations need viable and economical methods to migrate, deploy and recover the vast amounts of data that are being virtualized and stored in cloud sites around the globe. To prove this, we’ve made our HyperIP virtual appliance software available via the HyperIP Recovery on Demand program. As a customer we give you access to wide-open HyperIP performance keys so you can perform significantly enhanced data recovery operations from the cloud in the event of any kind of disaster. The free software key allows unlimited bandwidth for 10 days, or until you have recovered completely.
This kind of program is only possible due to the confluence of trends – IaaS, virtualization, and cloud computing – that make it feasible to deploy WAN optimization on-demand whenever and wherever it’s needed. Certainly other vendors have joined this bandwagon since we came up with this concept in 2008, but we admit, it’s still nice when the market proves you right.