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Expand Networks Continues Virtualization Drive with ExpandView Virtual

Expand Networks, the leader in optimizing WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualization, has taken another significant step in its virtualized product strategy with the launch of ExpandView Virtual. ExpandView is a fully featured centralized management system that overcomes the challenges associated with large scale deployment, configuration, proactive reporting and alerting across its range of physical and virtual Accelerator devices, and within physical or virtual environments. ExpandView delivers ‘Application fluent network visibility’ to optimize application performance and bandwidth utilization and provides ‘trend analysis reporting’ to proactively warn of, and control, potential capacity challenges.

The launch of ExpandView Virtual is a key element of Expand’s continued focus of giving enterprise IT the most flexible deployment options available as they look to take full advantage of the cost and complexity savings that a virtualized infrastructure offers. With ExpandView Virtual organizations are able to deploy on their hardware infrastructure of choice resulting in greater flexibility, simplicity and scalability.

ExpandView Virtual is an ideal solution for enterprises with a centralized datacenter environment running virtual servers. Its ability to be deployed as an image on a virtual machine overcomes the traditional challenges previously associated with installation, configuration and management presented by heterogeneous hardware environments and operating system configurations. Allowing for rapid provisioning, extreme scalability and ease of management enabling organizations to more effectively and efficiently deploy, configure and manage Expand Accelerators, be they virtual or physical, ExpandView Virtual thereby removes complexity, increases productivity and reduces total cost of ownership.

ExpandView Virtual is also well suited for telcos, managed service providers and cloud providers offering WAN optimization-as-a-service; grid computing solutions and cloud based services. With its powerful Virtual Customer Partitioning (VCP) capability, ExpandView Virtual enables services to scale easily; organizations are able to support as many Accelerators as required by running multiple instances of ExpandView Virtual. Enabling a virtual instance of ExpandView per customer on a single hardware platform decreases the dedicated hardware footprint, reduces cost and simplifies management for service providers.

“We continue to take an infrastructure agnostic approach to WAN optimization,” explained Adam Davison, corporate VP sales & marketing at Expand. “As more and more organizations look to take advantage of virtualization technologies in delivering business agility, commercial growth and competitive advantage it is critical that we offer them a solution that is complementary with their infrastructure of choice. With our range of virtual and physical appliances, coupled with our newly launched ExpandView Virtual management solution and virtualized licensing model, we believe we have the most flexible, scalable and cost-effective WAN optimization solutions in the market.”

Following the successful launch last year of its Virtual Accelerator (VACC), Expand continues to see heightened interest from its customers and the market around its product virtualization roadmap as organizations look to take advantage of the cost and complexity savings offered by a virtualized infrastructure. Expand’s WAN optimization strategy is fully focused on delivering real benefits to its customers by enabling major IT initiatives including branch office virtualization and consolidation and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Published Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:31 PM by David Marshall
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