Stories by Colin Neagle

  • Riverbed teams with Akamai to boost SaaS performance

    Anyone who has endured the painful wait of a slow-loading application is familiar with the frustration and lost productivity that follows. That's the problem that motivated Riverbed and Akamai to join forces for a new SaaS acceleration offering, with the objective of resolving SaaS application performance issues that were previously untouchable.

  • Better information sharing is the future of security, experts say

    After having founded a software <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> company, selling it to HP and then working for them, Roger Thornton gained valuable insight into the evolving IT security threat landscape. So, naturally, he left HP and took on a new role in an entirely different sector, where he is taking part in an initiative that aims to bring the security community to new levels of information sharing.

  • Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe send patches for Valentine's Day

    The Valentine's Day 2012 edition of Patch Tuesday is upon us, and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> <a href="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-feb">has come forward</a> with details on the nine bulletins it <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/79781">previewed last week</a>.

  • HP moves load testing software to the cloud

    With the release of its new LoadRunner in the Cloud <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/020712-hp-to-let-partners-host-255796.html?hpg1=bn">application load testing solution</a>, HP aims to provide the flexibility of software-as-a-service in tools that traditionally entailed substantial investments to implement.

  • HP takes giant first step into OpenFlow

    HP this week said it is taking its first leap into OpenFlow-enabled network equipment, supporting the standard on 16 of its Ethernet switch products as it attempts to gain a foothold in a market likely to receive significant attention from competitors.

  • Riverbed upgrades 'edge virtual server infrastructure'

    Riverbed today announced the release of updates to its Steelhead network performance products as well as its Granite product line, which is based on the edge virtual server infrastructure approach that Riverbed is pushing. Whereas the former aims to boost network performance for the customers that are concerned about application delivery, the latter may attract more attention from the infrastructure management industry.