Network News: Cisco, Talari, Riverbed

Here’s a roundup of  some of this week’s headlines from data center networking companies:

Cisco projects 26-fold growth in mobile traffic. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 26-fold reaching 6.3 exabytes per month or an annual run rate of 75 exabytes by 2015.  Driving this tremendous surge is a continued increase in mobile-ready devices such as tablets and smart phones, and widespread mobile video content consumption.  The Cisco study predicts that by 2015, more than 5.6 billion personal devices will be connected to mobile networks, and there will also be 1.5 billion machine-to-machine nodes — nearly the equivalent of one mobile connection for every person in the world. Today’s average mobile connection generates 64 megabytes of traffic per month, compared with the anticipated 1,118 megabytes of traffic per month in 2015. The complete Cisco Global Internet speed test can be found at

Talari announces Mercury T750 appliance. Talari Networks  announced the addition of the Mercury T750 appliance to its family of Adaptive Private Networking (APN) products for WAN Virtualization. The new appliance is meant for the data center, will support up to 24 remote sites, and will support WAN bandwidth aggregation up to 120 Mbps downstream and 60 Mbps upstream, all while doing 128-bit AES encryption.  “For years, enterprise IT managers have been dependent exclusively on expensive Frame Relay or MPLS circuits for their four nines reliability, even though public Internet connectivity has been widely available at a fraction of the cost,” said Andrew Gottlieb, founder and CEO of Talari Networks. “Talari’s innovative approach and technology combines multiple sources of public Internet bandwidth in parallel to deliver the same, or better, quality than expensive WAN bandwidth, enabling enterprises to reduce WAN expenses by up to 90 percent.” Talari’s APN technology uses RAID-like methods, overlay networking techniques  and end-to-end algorithms to do dynamic, real-time, per-packet traffic engineering, combine diverse sources of IP bandwidth into a greater, more reliable whole.

Riverbed selected by law firm. Riverbed (RVBD) announced that Griffith Hack, a leading Australian intellectual property firm of patent and trademark attorneys has deployed Riverbed Steelhead appliances and Steelhead Mobile to centralize its infrastructure, enable disaster recovery and reduce bandwidth costs. The firm selected Riverbed as a result of an IT centralization initiative, through reseller O2 Networks. “The primary driver for our investment in Riverbed was to support the centralization and replication of our infrastructure, enabling a simpler IT architecture while improving the end user experience and disaster recovery capabilities,” explains Pritchett. “With the Riverbed solution, we are able to maximize the use of our existing bandwidth and provide the firm with better disaster recovery and backup capabilities. The poor performance delivered by our previous, unaccelerated network architecture required our users to run several remote desktop protocol sessions and log on multiple times, which was confusing, slow and frustrating.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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  1. Also from the headlines this week, Silver Peak annoucned that global electronics distributor Classic Components Corp. is optimizing centralized access to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with Silver Peak WAN optimization. Classic Components runs business-critical applications over its proprietary ERP system, which includes everything from quality control and business operations, to messaging and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. The company is projecting savings of more than 30% in annual IT costs as a result of the deployment, which is enabling the ERP system in remote offices in Brazil, China, and other locations.