Riverbed in conjunction with Akamai have announced a solution to reduce the required bandwidth for cloud services, including Office 365. Technically this model works in a similar fashion to how WAN accelerators reduce network traffic, but of course this will work between Microsoft’s Office 365 data centre’s and your premises.
Obviously, from a South African perspective this is something that is welcomed and will be of great value to Office 365 users in our country. I have heard of some results from internal testing, and it really does sound phenomenal.
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