Envistacom Grows Transport Virtualization Ecosystem with Partnership with Xiplink

Envistacom LLC | September 23, 2020

Envistacom Grows Transport Virtualization Ecosystem with Partnership with Xiplink
Envistacom, LLC, a leading technology enterprise which delivers advanced communications, cyber and related services to customers in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence communities, announced today that XipLink, Inc. has teamed up with Envistacom to deliver Space Communications Protocols Specification (SCPS) Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Acceleration, WAN optimization and related networking technologies to customers through Envistacom’s Transport Virtualization Ecosystem (TVE).

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While it is possible to virtualize almost any component of IT, this report will focus on three forms of virtualization: server virtualization, desktop virtualization, and virtualized appliances. A key reason for this focus is that significant synergies exist between and amongst these forms of virtualization.

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