Talari Networks Announced Best of Interop 2011 Finalist

InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Las Vegas 2011 Awards Recognize Technology
From Eight Categories for Their Market Leading Innovation

San Jose, Calif., April 20, 2011 Talari Networks™, the company bringing WAN Virtualization and cloud economics to Enterprise networking, has been selected as a Best of Interop 2011 finalist in the performance optimization category. The coveted honor recognizes Talari’s role in optimizing network performance while significantly reducing connectivity costs. Best of Interop winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 10, at Interop Las Vegas, held May 8-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit: www.bestofinterop.com.

Talari’s Adaptive Private Networking Mercury appliances, including the Best of Interop Finalist T750, will be demonstrated at Interop Expo, Booth 2238.

“This honor showcases Talari’s WAN Virtualization technology and its record of enabling enterprises to leverage public Internet connectivity to deliver more bandwidth and greater application performance predictability while lowering WAN costs versus the traditional alternative of expensive MPLS connections alone,” said Andy Gottlieb, CEO, Talari Networks. “WAN Virtualization is the perfect ‘what’s next’ answer for performance optimization for those customers who have already deployed WAN Optimization technology, since the two technologies are so complementary, which is why about two thirds of Talari’s customers are existing WAN Optimization customers.”

The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of InformationWeek Analytics editors and analysts, reviewed 100-plus entries and selected products with the most significant technical impact.

“The Best of Interop Awards celebrate the spirit of innovation in the business technology market. Each finalist has demonstrated his or her commitment to the industry through advancements in leading edge technologies,” said Art Wittmann, vice president and director, InformationWeek Analytics. “We applaud all participating companies and are excited to announce the Best of Interop winners onsite at Interop Las Vegas.”

The eight categories from which Best of Interop finalists were selected include:

  • Cloud Computing & Virtualization
  • Collaboration
  • Data Center & Storage
  • Infrastructure
  • Network Management, Monitoring & Testing
  • Performance Optimization
  • Security
  • Wireless & Mobility

There will be two additional awards recognized: an overall “Best of Interop” and “Best Startup Company.”

About Talari Networks

With WAN Virtualization, Talari Networks does for Enterprise WANs what RAID did for storage – delivering a network with 30 to 100 times the bits per dollar, ongoing WAN costs reduced by 40% to 90%, and greater reliability than existing corporate WANs – bringing Moore’s Law and Internet economics to Enterprise WAN buyers for the first time in more than 15 years. In 2011, Talari was named a Gartner Cool Vendor. For more information, please visit www.talari.com. Talari Networks…Swift and Sure.

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About Interop®

Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM TechWeb and partners. For more information about these events visit,www.interop.com.