Exinda's WAN Optimization Solutions Chosen by Ball State University

Exinda, a global provider of WAN optimization solutions incorporating Unified Performance Management, today announced that Ball State University has selected Exinda’s solutions to improve the user experience of the more than 20,000 students, faculty and administrators on its wide area network (WAN). The Exinda solutions have given the University’s IT team improved visibility, reporting, and control of its network infrastructure, and increased its bandwidth management capacity by 250 percent.

Ball State University selected Exinda’s 10060 series WAN optimization solution that supports up to 20 Gbps worth of traffic and up to 250,000 users. The Exinda 10060 incorporates the ExOS 6.1 software, which supports Exinda Edge Cache, a single-sided caching feature that significantly improves the performance of video applications, while reducing the impact of video traffic on the WAN.

“We recently increased the bandwidth in our network to accommodate students and faculty who are increasingly accessing and sharing video applications across the network. After a thorough review of available solutions, we determined that Exinda offered the greatest throughput per dollar, and the quality of the product exceeded other solutions. In addition, the licensing structure offered by Exinda made sense to our business,” said Christopher Cahoe, Network Engineer, Ball State University.

The integration of Exinda’s 10060 with the Ball State University network was completed in less than four hours, and has provided increased visibility and monitoring of application performance on the network. “Another benefit of the Exinda solution is its Unified Performance Management approach, which has provided visibility, control and optimization of the applications and users on our network, all with a single solution. With Exinda, we have the ability to support more users on our network, without the need for additional bandwidth upgrades,” said Cahoe.