December 27, 2006

Some thoughts from Blue Coat Systems

Another vendor I spoke with in my research into appliances is Blue Coat, who offer systems that help with caching (not a recent emphasis), proxy, “performance enhancement,” and/or “WAN optimization.” Details differ, but their story is generally consistent with what I’m hearing elsewhere.

*But then, the vast majority of enterprise computing appliances are in the security/networking space. Data warehouse appliances are probably the biggest exception, at least if we define “appliance” loosely enough to include Teradata.


One Response to “Some thoughts from Blue Coat Systems”

  1. mike thorne on June 1st, 2007 9:00 pm

    Does silicom make the network cards for blue coat. Are these the specialized networking cards in this research

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