Help me shop/compare, network aceleration:
Posted on 2011-02-21
I am in kind of a in a cool situation:
I have been told I can do some research and make a proposal to my managers.
I am researching products that will best fit our ships to improve them fleet wide:
I work on a ship and therefore have a small satellite pipe to the WAN. The WAN handles traffick to/from the internet for me.
This small pipe could be better with web acelerators, DNS&Web caching, compression, security etc.
I was told by some of the cruise ships they use F5 Big-IP for all of these features.. I want to propose something like this to Upper management for potential procurement. However, I can't come to them with one product. I am looking for something comparable to F5 BigIP with cacheing modules, or may even have more features than F5 BigIP to utilize this small satellite pipeto the fullest.
I work for a gov entity. So security features are a big bonus to us.
Can you give me a produt that might suit my needs so I can offer at least three comparible products and pricing?
NOTE: I will post a second question, asking which product you would choose for MY application, and why. You will be linked to that question.