A company called Talari Networks is adding a twist to the WAN optimization market with a technology that supposedly provides enterprise-class connectivity over consumer cable or DSL lines.
Most enterprises don't mind spending extra for private WAN services because they are considered more reliable than standard Internet services. Talari says that its T3000 appliance provides both increased bandwidth and top-notch reliability through a proprietary system called Adaptive Private Networking.
While details are kept close to the vest, the company describes the device as a 2U system with six auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, including two fail-to-wire ports, capable of supporting a total bandwidth of 300 Mbps full duplex, with 128-bit AES encryption.
Better still, the system can deliver this performance at less than $15 per megabit per month, which Talari execs say is anywhere from 40 percent to 90 percent less expensive than traditional WAN acceleration services.