Talari Networks (News - Alert), a company that boasts innovative Adaptive Private Networking (APN) technology for WAN Virtualization, has had a pretty good summer so far, nabbing both the Best of Interop 2011 in Performance Optimization and Gartner’s (News - Alert) “Cool Vendors in the Enterprise Communications and Network Services” awards.
And, as fall ramps up, the virtualization company is showing no signs of slowing down.
“We are doing for WANs what RAID did for storage,” Keith Morris, Talari’s vice president of marketing told TMCnet.
Since its inception, Talari has been honing a new class of products that deliver a revolutionary approach to building enterprise WANs. Its APN technology takes a RAID-like approach to the reliability and predictability issues associated with the Internet and other affordable shared IP networks, combining diverse sources of bandwidth to enable high-bandwidth WANs at radically lower cost while delivering true business quality, according to company officials.
Talari’s WAN virtualization solution reduces monthly WAN costs by 40 to 90 percent; delivers 10 to 20 times the bandwidth and 30 to 100 times the bits per dollar; enables safe, reliable deployment of VoIP and videoconferencing on customers’ IP WAN; and offers greater reliability.
“At the end of the day, you end up with a network that is more reliable than any single vendor MPLS,” Morris said. “Prior to Talari, there wasn’t really a way to get that level of reliability over the WAN without buying a service like MPLS or leased lines. But, with WAN virtualization, you can bring more Internet into the mix and get that same reliability without the expense.”
“We often get compared to WAN optimization,” he added. “WAN optimization is squeezing every last drop out of very expensive narrow pipes whereas WAN virtualization says that there’s lots of inexpensive bandwidth out there. You just have to make it reliable for businesses to use.”
Talari’s job is to take commodity into the bandwidth and use it to add or replace private bandwidth to yield a lot of cost savings.
Talari has a wide range of customers from semiconductor companies (who can experience an increased bandwidth of seven to nine times with Talari) to libraries (who can save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year with Talari’s solution).
One of the biggest trends that Talari has been playing into is the rise of cloud computing.
“What we find is that most of our customers today are predominantly thinking about a private cloud,” Morris said. “They have their existing network infrastructure and they are trying to build a scalable, reliable infrastructure to get to those reliable resources. This is forcing them to look at the WAN again.”
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Edited by Rich Steeves