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NetEx Becomes First WAN Optimization Vendor
NetEx, the leader in high speed data transport over TCP, today announced its award winning HyperIP® software for VMware ESX Server, making NetEx the first WAN optimization vendor to support wide-area data acceleration on the VMware platform.

HyperIP for VMware is also the first software-only release of the product by NetEx, which also offers HyperIP in an appliance configuration running on industry-standard hardware. One of the key competitive advantages of HyperIP is the software-focused design – even in the appliance version – that provides unmatched flexibility in deployment and performance scalability. Competitive products, such as those from Riverbed, Silver Peak Systems and F5 Networks, use a hardware-based architecture, locking customers into a proprietary hardware platform with limited performance scalability, and precluding their use in virtualized hardware environments such as VMware ESX. With HyperIP for VMware customers have the freedom to deploy high-performance software-based WAN optimization on their preferred hardware platform with the ability to scale the performance up to 600x with no hardware upgrades.

“Staging WAN optimization on a VMware virtual machine is the latest breakthrough that once again demonstrates NetEx’s market leadership and HyperIP’s design superiority,” said Diamond Lauffin, President of the Lauffin Group and a consultant to NetEx. “Infrastructure virtualization is no longer a trend, but a business imperative to control IT costs in several areas. Applications and technologies that can’t compete in a virtualized world will quickly be kicked to the sidelines in favor of more versatile and advanced technologies such as HyperIP for VMware.”

“Configuring HyperIP software with VMware ESX server provides our customers with significant flexibility when implementing their WAN optimization strategies,” said Rod Lucero, Chief Technology Officer at VMpowered, a St. Paul, Minn.-based integrator specializing in virtualization solutions. “This helps customers further leverage their VMware investments, and reduces the number of special-purpose appliances in their network.”

HyperIP is NetEx’s award-winning business continuity and disaster recovery optimization solution for backup, recovery and data replication applications. It provides unmatched performance for moving TCP data efficiently using patent-pending technology that accelerates and optimizes the industry-leading data replication and file transfer applications by aggregating multiple data replication applications over a shared connection while mitigating the inherent network latency and network disruption for long-distance remote TCP/IP data transmissions. HyperIP WAN optimization appliances support long-distance data transfers at rates above OC-12, the highest performance of any optimization appliance on the market, and 25 – 100 percent faster than competitive products. Transfer speed is optimized for a wide range of data management applications, including backup & remote replication and business continuance/disaster recovery (BC/DR)

HyperIP is available in a variety of scalable configurations, based upon bandwidth required, with data rates ranging from 1 Mb/s up to OC-12 and beyond. Competitive vendors lack the wide scalability of the HyperIP platform because of hardware-limited data rate designs. To improve the data rate performance beyond the hardware-enforced limits, customers need to perform a forklift upgrade and install entire new systems, both at the local data center and remote site, wasting time and the initial hardware investment. NetEx eliminates these problems with the scalable software design at the core of HyperIP.

HyperIP for VMware will be available in the first quarter of 2008 with entry-level pricing starting between $6K to $8K.

Published Wednesday, January 09, 2008 10:06 PM by David Marshall
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