Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent: "Cache in Routers is more than Nice to Have"

Phil Harvey, Editor-in-chief for Light Reading, interviews Basil Alwan, President IP Division and Head of Portfolio Strategy Networks Group, Alcatel-Lucent, during OFC/NFOEC 2011.

See "OSA 2011: Caching's In at Alcatel-Lucent" - here and video below.

According to ALU, network caching should have an hierarchical structure, and in order to get deeper into the network, and closer to the users, it should be more than "nice to have" feature of the routing platforms.

Alcatel-Lucent acquired the caching technology vendor Velocix (chart below) and has a reselling agreement with Bluecoat for its ProxySG cache appliances (see "Alcatel-Lucent Adds Bluecoat's Over-the-Top Caching to its Velocix CDN Solution" - here).

It seems that we are about to see one of the two integrated into ALU products (the 7750 Service Router?).

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