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Kosten Metreweli is CMO at Zeus Technology. Before joining Zeus, Kosten was VP of Global Marketing at Tideway (now part of BMC software), recognised by the Sunday Times TechTrack as the fastest growing private software company in the UK in 2008, and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer in 2009. Prior to Tideway, Kosten was VP of Business Development at MetaSolv Software, and Orchestream (acquired by MetaSolv). Kosten has also worked as a senior consultant at Renaissance Worldwide, a leading strategy and technology consultancy, and as a research scientist at Philips Research Laboratories. Kosten holds an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University.
The last few years has seen a great growth in the deployment of virtualized servers and storage. We are now seeing the deployment of software based application delivery appliances such as WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) and application delivery controllers (ADCs). These devices hold the promise of fundamentally changing application delivery. The members of this PowerPoint-free session will discuss the pros and cons of these appliances. What kind of performance improvements will you experience with a virtualized appliance? How will these devices be managed? Do they work with all hypervisors? Are they integrated with other branch office or data center functionality? Are they certified with any major software or storage vendors? How are they priced vs. a traditional appliance?