Exinda Introduces Virtual WAN Optimization Appliance
Exinda, a global provider of WAN optimization solutions incorporating Unified Performance Management, today announced a fully featured new virtual appliance, which delivers each of the key benefits delivered by Unified Performance Management with its hardware-based WAN optimization solutions in a virtualized software load.
Enterprises and service providers can use the Exinda virtual appliance to deliver WAN optimization services to users and customers without having to use a dedicated hardware appliance.
The three pillars on which Unified Performance Management is built are:
- Visibility. This pillar operates at Layer 7 of the network, providing insight into all network activity, usage and performance. It provides CIOs with all the user and application information they need to keep their networks operating at peak performance. Exinda provides managers with in-depth reports on network traffic, which empowers them to rapidly take action to improve network performance, user experience andoptimize productivity.
- Control. This pillar allows CIOs to optimize network resources to the needs of their organisations through comprehensive control over network traffic, without placing heavy-handed restrictions on users. Management can be done from a high level to dynamically shape and prioritize traffic, or it can be controlled at the user or group level, should specific users or groups have unique job requirements.
- Optimization. Exinda’s unique WAN optimization solution provides detailed application classification and prioritization, granular policy-based traffic control, and selective TCP and application acceleration. With Exinda, businesses can dramatically improve application response times, increase traffic throughput, and reduce the effects of latency. The result is near LAN-like application performance across the business’ WAN.
The Virtual Exinda WAN Optimization Appliance is compatible with all major hypervisors in virtualized environments. It also supports industry leading flexibility with regards to storage, storage is not hard coded into the virtual appliance, but can be sourced through the virtual infrastructure and leverage the enterprise SAN architecture in place. This will boost performance for optimization features that rely on disk storage such as the Exinda Edge Cache™, WAN Memory (data de-duplication), and CIFS Acceleration.
The Virtual Exinda WAN Optimization Appliance is currently being beta tested by service providers and enterprise data centers to provide public and private cloud-based optimization services. Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations executives who want to virtualize all functions can use the new virtual appliance in front of application servers to deliver visibility, traffic shaping and optimization services to all users, including mobile device users. Exinda’s hardware appliances are already in use by over 30 service providers around the world, providing cloud-based optimization services to computer and mobile device users.
“Virtualization and cloud computing are the two biggest trends in computing today, and our new virtual appliance plays right into both of them,” said Kevin F. R. Suitor, vice president of marketing at Exinda. “Our virtual solution offering gives us more complete technology coverage on a variety of use cases in today’s market.”
Exinda is a proven global supplier of next generation WAN Optimization and Application Acceleration products. The company has helped over 2,000 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide improve the end user experience, manage application performance, manage congestion over the WAN and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com.
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