Monthly Archives: April 2012


How to get low-latency WAN for real-time applications such as voice, video and other chatty interactive apps? 2

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My blog post about VoIP reliability got a lot of interest, so I wanted to talk a little bit more about the finer details and the larger real-time application set, namely, voice, video and other interactive chatty applications. Even though they all have their own unique WAN requirements (and therefore challenges), the common theme between […]


How to maximize WAN reliability when connecting to data center?

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WAN connectivity to data center is becoming more important than ever as most of services are moving to the cloud. For security, usually Internet firewalls are good enough to keep the major security threads away, but how about the unintended harms of downtime? Reliability is key when it comes to web services and SAAS type […]


Wireless video streaming empowering artists

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Today at NAB (National Association for Broadcasters) show, Mushroom Networks is announcing a new live wireless video streaming product over bonded 3G or 4G cellular, the Streamer PRO. Streamer PRO is capable of connecting directly to a video camera through industry standard interfaces. The built-in h.264 adaptive encoder will encode the video signal anywhere from […]


Can you load balance 3G 4G or is bonding 3G 4G the only way?

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If you are OK with old load balancing technologies that limit the aggregate speed to only one of your WAN links, you can probably live with a load-balancing router if you are load-balancing DSL. Although you still have to suffer the loss of the session / application anytime there is a link failure on your […]


What is the difference between a link load balancer and a broadband bonding (link bonding) router? 2

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The main distinction between any of the load balancing devices and a broadband bonding (or link bonding) router is that the broadband bonding provides link bonding for data transfers. With link bonding, the access links are effectively combined together into a single virtual pipe so that the data transfer rate of the virtual pipe is […]


ADSL bonding done right – how can DSL aggregation be done without telco coordination 2

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For more than a decade, large carriers and ISPs that own twisted copper plant have looked at layer1 and layer2 based ADSL bonding technologies such as MLPPP (Multi Link Point-to-Point Protocol). MLPPP or similar layer1/layer2/layer2.5 based legacy bonding protocols never became practical because of several inherent shortcomings of the technology. For starters, it required a […]