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Zeus Achieves Highest Performance on Cisco UCS Platform

Zeus Technology, the pioneers of Application Delivery Controller software, today announced results of joint testing with Cisco that show Zeus Traffic Manager on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS).   

Cisco achieved 19.3 Gbps throughput per blade, the highest web-application performance level obtained by any Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution on the market. These results outperform the fastest proprietary hardware-based solutions and deliver 18 times greater throughput than the closest competing software ADC on the market.

“These results build on a similar test we performed last year on Cisco UCS, but this time we ran our software on Cisco’s new blade, which has more processing power,” said David Day, CTO, Zeus Technology. “Zeus Traffic Manager delivered record-breaking web-application performance speeds across the board, proving yet again that you don’t need expensive custom hardware to achieve successful load balancing. With Zeus software, you can speed up any application, on any platform, within any environment – Physical, Virtual and Cloud.”

“We’ve used Zeus on Cisco UCS for some time now and we’re not surprised to see such high levels of performance and scalability using software in a virtualized environment,” said William Moore, Executive VP and CTO, CareCore. “The speed of Zeus software is invaluable because it allows all internal operations to run quickly and smoothly, even during periods of high traffic. None of Zeus’ competitors, whether hardware- or software-based can replicate these speeds.”

These results were achieved by first obtaining performance figures with 2, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 24 64-bit virtual machines with varying numbers of virtual CPUs utilizing the virtualization optimized Cisco UCS M81KR V1C Adapter. These figures were then compared to discover how performance is affected by scaling the number of virtual machines and virtual CPUs.

For more details on the test methodology and results, please click here to download the White Paper Zeus Traffic Manager - VMware vSphere 4 Performance on Cisco UCS.

Published Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:49 PM by David Marshall
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