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Blue Coat Adds Video To WAN Optimization Offering

Blue Coat Systems this week detailed its approach to optimizing the delivery of live streaming video and video on demand across wide area networks.

This is only a big deal for companies using video internally. Video content can't be optimized, per se, so pre-positioning during off hours puts the content closer to the end-user without impacting the WAN during office hours. Rival Silver Peak has had file pre-positioning in their optimizers for at least six months.
Mike Fratto
NWC Technology Editor

While the focus on application performance optimization (APO) thus far has been mainly on securing and optimizing the performance of more traditional apps, the growth of video-based content has brought multimedia into the realm of APO.

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