Sermonspice Chooses Vyatta for Content Distribution

Open-source solution delivers better performance at one-eighth the cost of closed-source solutions.

San Mateo, CA January 30, 2007 -- Vyatta today announced that Sermonspice has deployed Vyatta's routing solution at its main multimedia hosting site. Compared to today's expensive, inflexible closed-source devices, Vyatta's solution offers the alternative of dramatically improved price/performance, open flexibility, and security. With Vyatta, Sermonspice was able to achieve far better performance than its existing Nortel/Tasman solution, and at one-eighth the price of an equivalent Cisco solution.

Sermonspice is an online service business that delivers videos and streaming media to over 50,000 users per month. This traffic load generates tremendous stress on its collocated server infrastructure and caused the company to seek high-performance alternatives to its existing Nortel/Tasman border router. After exploring a Cisco-based solution with a local reseller, Sermonspice chose Vyatta for its superior performance and lower cost.

"The Nortel/Tasman router our collocation provider suggested just wasn't able to keep pace with our growth," said Adam Temple, founder of Sermonspice. "When we started exploring alternatives, we found that a local Cisco reseller wanted almost $8,000 to solve our problem. Using Vyatta's software and standard hardware, we were able to build what we needed for less than $1,000 and the performance is great. The Vyatta service team has delivered top-notch support and I finally feel liberated from the shackles of proprietary products."

The Vyatta software delivers a modern router/firewall feature set that runs on standard hardware platforms and can deliver more than two gigabits of throughput at a fraction of the cost of comparable proprietary products. In addition to excellent price/performance, users regain control over their network infrastructure by virtue of Vyatta's open architecture and flexible support model. Yearly software-only subscriptions start as low as $497 and multiple service levels are available to meet enterprise needs. Vyatta also has a multi-gigabit, pre-installed appliance solution, ready to rack and configure, starting at $1,797.

"Vyatta offers a robust and cost-effective solution for companies looking to future-proof their growing infrastructure," said Kelly Herrell, president and CEO of Vyatta. "The Sermonspice experience demonstrates that open-source networking solutions are ready to deliver on the demanding needs of today's business environments. We're proud that the Sermonspice team chose us to optimize the performance of their network and became a part of the growing Vyatta user community."

About Sermonspice
Sermonspice was created for the purpose of gathering sermon media for pastors and Christian communicators. Its searchable library and downloadable media is the centerpiece of its on-demand service. Its goal is to inspire creativity with the widest collection of products in the realm of Christian multimedia. For more information, visit

About Vyatta
"Vyatta" is the ancient Sanskrit word meaning "open" - a fitting name for a company that was created to bring commercial-quality, open-source networking products to market. Open source has created a profound change in the market place, shifting the balance of power from large corporations back to the users of products. Open source is about cost savings, increased flexibility and choice, and better security. Vyatta is bringing those qualities to the world of network infrastructure products. For more information, please visit

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