Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

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.

Riverbed Buys Zeus, Aptimize, But Shares Fall

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) continued to expand its performance optimization portfolio beyond WAN-optimization through acquisitions of Zeus Technology and Aptimize. Riverbed also fell short of revenue expectations and saw its shares drop sharply in after-hours trading. Read More

SuperNAP: Wiring the Las Vegas Economy

When casino services firm Global Cash Access sought a data center with industrial-strength security and connectivity, it didn’t have far to look. GCA chose the SuperNAP in Las Vegas to host infrastructure powered by Cisco’s Unified Computing System. Read More

Roundup: Cisco Live 2011

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless it’s 15,000 network geeks loose at Cisco Live! 2011 – in which case, what happens in Vegas proliferates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs. Here’s are some highlights and links from the event. Read More

Chambers: Cisco Continues to Reinvent Itself

Speaking at the annual Cisco Live! event this week, CEO John Chambers focused on Cisco’s five priorities of leadership in technologies related to the core, collaboration, data center-virtualization-cloud computing, video and architectures. Read More

Turbo-Charging Digital Render Farms

The visual effects in summer blockbuster sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2 were generated with powerful workstations and render farms. Here’s a closer look at some of the technology driving those projects. Read More