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Archive for June, 2008

Installing Cisco WAAS? Just pay professional services to do it!

Posted by riverbedtest on June 4, 2008

A recent blog posted by Beth Pariseau in searchstorage shed some limited light on longstanding rumors we had been hearing about various problems EMC was having with Cisco WAAS.  It appears that EMC will now require customers buying Cisco WAAS to also purchase the Professional Services in order to install it.  This is a striking development from a vendor who’s flagship product–the Symmetrix–is known to be so difficult configure that customers rarely attempt to do it themselves.  But while WAAS requires professional services for installation, no such requirement exists for the Symmetrix.  In fact, my friends who are EMC sales reps tell me they rarely–if ever–sell Professional Services whey they sell Symmetrix storage.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along???

Posted by riverbedtest on June 4, 2008

I’m somewhat troubled, but quite amused and very entertained by the persistent sniping, back-biting and he-said-she-said attacks that still permeate the WDS/WAN optimization arena‚Ķ

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Riverbed’s Apurva Dave interviewed at Interop

Posted by bobegilbert on June 2, 2008

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