Visionary Forum 2010 on ADN

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 24, 2010

The first Visionary Forum of 2010 was recently held in Mumbai on February 11, 2010 with the topic of discussion being Application Delivery Network. The event, held in partnership with Blue Coat Systems & Datacraft India, was attended by over 30 senior technology professionals at The Trident, BKC, Mumbai. These professionals had an open discussion on the various issues that they faced while deploying an Application Delivery Network into their corporate technology infrastructure.

On the panel for the evening were F. Matthew Young III, VP-Asia Pacific, Blue Coat Systems; Brian Ball, GM & SVP, Application Delivery Network, Blue Coat Systems; Murtaza Bhatia, Senior Security Consultant, Datacraft India & Jamsheed Gandhi, Editor,

The tone for the evening was set by Brian Ball, GM & SVP, Application Delivery Network, Blue Coat Systems, with a small presentation outlining the broad areas that technology managers need to look into for optimizing their corporate infrastructure, keep bandwidth usage in check and remain secure.

Enterprise point application delivery network should be across all touch points with the firewall intelligent enough to filter traffic. If a firewall is not enough, then additional security devices should be present. In order to optimize bandwidth first isolate and segregate the traffic and then go in for bandwidth optimization. This is only possible by the need of a real-time analysis of the traffic on the network, said Ball.

As this was an interactive session and questions were being fielded by the panel members from those in the audience. Questions ranged from vendor specific ones such as, What does Blue Coat offer for segregation of traffic? Is it different between VoIP application and mission critical application? to generic ones such as If voice calls take 80kb how much can it be optimized?

Mohar Tiwari, VP-IT & SAP, Metropolis Health Services put forth to the panel, Do you have a solution that offers caching, compression and optimization all in one? Is it mandatory to use proxy services? to which Brian Ball replied, There are ways of doing compression without using a proxy but there is no way of caching and bandwidth optimization.

The event closed with the participants giving a positive feedback as they were engaged throughout the session in an interactive way and were part of the format.