This video looks like a good joke, but to be honest it explain in the most simple way how TCP Slow Start and Wan Optimization work. If you have problems explaining networks concepts, than for sure when somebody ask you about TCP Slow Start and Wan Optimization, you’ll remember the two guys running with oranges.
Chris Webber from Blue Coat Systems describe the concept of virtualing WAN Optimization and WAN Acceleration systems. Of course that, since Blue Coat Systems is involved, you can consider this video presentation a little bit of marketing strategy, but if you think to this subject, all companies out there do the same. It’s somehow normal.
Riverbed will sell Microsoft’s Windows Server bundled with its WAN optimization devices as a way to simplify purchasing for its customers.
The server will run on the Riverbed Service Platform (RSP), a partition of Riverbed’s Steelhead WAN optimization appliances that can support five VMware virtual machines per appliance.This would have been possible without the OEM agreement between Riverbed and Microsoft, but customers would have been required to deal with both vendors.