Exinda Networks Launches Unified Performance Management Defining Industry Standard for WAN Acceleration
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Seattle, WA, 98104
Press release date: December 4, 2006
Exinda's Unified Performance Management Delivers All Major Functions of WAN Optimization & Application Acceleration on Integrated Platforms
SEATTLE, Dec. 4 -- Exinda Networks, the only provider worldwide of fully integrated WAN optimization and application acceleration platforms, today announced the launch of Unified Performance Management (UPM), designed to maximize the performance of all IP communications beyond the boundaries of the local area network (LAN).
UPM is a new and evolving open standard that defines the components required to effectively manage the performance of a wide breadth of applications that organizations use to do their business across wide area networks (WANs), including the Internet. It incorporates all facets of WAN optimization, application acceleration, application visibility, application response time measurements and a ubiquitous global management facility. UPM fulfils both the technical and commercial requirements for a broad and scalable market adoption.
Exinda foresees UPM delivering an open framework for the ubiquitous availability of all WAN acceleration functionality to every user on every network globally.
Having recognized that application acceleration alone is not capable of resolving the WAN performance and productivity challenges facing enterprises and small-to-medium enterprises today, Exinda has created UPM.
With the introduction of Exinda's new WAFS and CIFS acceleration on its x800 products (see press release dated December 4, 2006 entitled New WAFS Capability Completes Exinda's Unified Performance Management) Exinda is the industry's first vendor to meet the UPM standard.
"Exinda's Unified Performance Management is the natural evolution of technology for the acceleration market space," said Michael Grace, Exinda's vice-president of international business development. "Exinda has integrated all the effective features and functionality required for complete WAN acceleration, which is otherwise only available on multiple platforms of other vendors' partial solutions."
"In three years we should be seeing all IP communications transparently accelerated between vendors' platforms. However, an open standard such as UPM will be required to make this possible," Grace concluded.
In October 2006, Gartner analyst Mark Fabbi asserted that companies should use WAN optimization tools to reduce network traffic, rather than purchase more bandwidth. According to Fabbi's calculations, WAN optimization tools can slash traffic by 60 to 80 percent. Bandwidth needs will continually grow by 35 percent a year, but when this is factored in, the use of WAN optimization tools allows a company to defer the purchase of additional bandwidth for 3.5 years.
According to Exinda's calculations, an organization with an average of 500 work stations will achieve a return on investment in a period of less than six days and annual staff costs savings in excess of US Dollars $700,000 by deploying an Exinda UPM solution. This calculation is based on a 10-minute productivity gain per day per workstation through reduced file and data transfer waiting times alone.
Exinda's UPM also enables enterprises to realize the full potential of data center and server consolidation by delivering LAN-typical transfer speeds on the WAN. UPM eliminates the effects of WAN latency, delivers wide area file services (WAFS) through CIFS acceleration, and optimizes TCP/IP and UDP (voice) traffic streams. Exinda will be providing a new end user client UPM acceleration system with HTTP and object caching at below US Dollars $2,000 in 2007.
Honda Optimizes Critical Applications with Exinda
Honda has deployed an Exinda solution to guarantee performance of critical applications. "We have found Exinda to be a great solution," said Diane Campbell, operations manager of information systems at Honda. "Its ease of use and reporting functionality allows us to quickly identify and control application and Internet traffic. The plan for new products looks great and the new CIFS acceleration is something we will be looking at."
Transparent mode installation, auto-discovery and auto-acceleration modes of Exinda's UPM platforms, combined with the award-winning monitoring and reporting, eliminate the requirement for router and network reconfiguration. The ubiquitous global management will enable enterprises and service providers to manage any number of Exinda platforms from any location and without additional infrastructure purchases. For more information on Exinda's UPM including a free white paper visit www.exinda.com/upm.html.
About Exinda Networks
Exinda Networks is a global supplier of integrated, intelligent application traffic management, WAN optimization and application acceleration systems for enterprise, government and service provider clients. Founded in 2002, Exinda's mission is to ensure predictable network performance, maximize network productivity and reduce network operating costs. Exinda solutions have been deployed in over 25 countries. Exinda's 4700 appliance received ZDnet's Technology & Business magazine's 2005 Editor's Choice Award for ease of use and excellence in traffic monitoring and reporting. Exinda's award winning technology is available by contacting leading resellers or Exinda directly. Exinda's research and development offices are headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Exinda's Partner Program is based in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit www.exinda.com.
Source: Exinda Networks
CONTACT: Mary Hecht-Kissell Exinda Network (USA) +1-919-846-4949 email@example.com
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