Exinda Breaks the 5 Gbps Barrier

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New Exinda 8760 appliance brings affordability and ease-of-use to multi-gig environments

The trend is clearly moving towards supporting larger and larger internet links

Exinda today introduced its largest, most powerful WAN optimization appliance to date, the Exinda 8760. The latest addition to the Exinda appliance line, the 8760 model offers a complete, easy-to-use and cost effective solution for managing bandwidth and improving application performance at the multi-gig level. Supporting over 100,000 users, the new appliance aims to service large education and service provider environments that require additional throughput for multi-gig connections. Designed for high performance networking, the Exinda 8760 appliance allows users to experience a 5 x performance increase over previous offerings and scale from 100 Mbps to 5 Gbps on a single appliance. The 8760 model provides users with full network visibility, control and optimization while remaining simple to use and meeting budgetary restraints.

"The trend is clearly moving towards supporting larger and larger internet links," Explains Bob Beler, President of Information Systems Group, an Exinda gold partner and value-added reseller operating out of the Chicago area. "Having a visibility and application management solution has helped our network run more efficiently, now we can extend this offering to our larger customers with multi-gig connections. We currently have several customers that have increased their bandwidth beyond 1Gbps and several more that are lined up to do the same in the next 6 months. Gbps connections are now becoming a commonplace in many enterprises networks. It is great that Exinda is able to recognize and address the need for solutions that can scale beyond the 1Gbps barrier, the industry is asking for it."

As organizations and markets grow into multi-gig environments, networks demand that QoS capabilities grow with it. WAN optimization is critical to ensuring that network performance and usability is not compromised. The Exinda 8760 allows organizations to grow with their network without sacrificing the ease-of-use and affordability one comes to expect from Exinda. The 8760 focuses on providing the best user experience while giving administrators all the tools they need to effectively manage network traffic. Users control the powerful, high performance solution through a single, intuitive graphical user interface (GUI). Wizards assist in the initial set up and configuration of the appliance. The single 2 RU, plug and play appliance gives users the ability view real-time reporting statistics such as number of flows, packets per second rate and the ability to group flows on screen. The Exinda 8760 allows networks to support more users, increase WAN application usage and adapt to changing patterns in network traffic.

No screwdriver is needed to upgrade the 8760 model; the unit is made to be easily upgradable with hot swappable drives and expansion slots.

The new model also allows Exinda to expand its reach and compete in new global markets and industry verticals previously left without an affordable option for a WAN optimization product with multi-gig support. Resellers will find that the new appliance and Exinda's 100% channel strategy makes it a great alternative to higher priced solutions and an ideal fit for cost conscious customers needing multi-gig support without the expensive price tag.

"Introducing a 5 gig appliance is huge for our channel partners," Explains Ed Ryan, Exinda Vice President of Products. "Not only can partners satisfy their existing customer's needs, but it allows them to fill in a gap in their product portfolio and compete against vendor's such as BlueCoat's PacketShaper appliance line, who's largest license is only 1 Gbps and supports only about 750 Mbps worth of traffic. This model is a game changer for our partners"

Exinda will be featuring the Exinda 8760 at the Educause Annual Conference in Denver, CO November 3-5. Stop by booth 973 to see the 8760 model in action.

Pricing and Availability
The Exinda 8760 model starts at $45,000 USD and is available through Exinda's global network of certified resellers. The Exinda 8760 is competitively priced at a 20-40% savings over similar product offerings. Free evaluation units are available and can be requested on the Exinda website.

Exinda 8760 product information is available at http://www.exinda.com/products/exinda8760.aspx

About Exinda
Exinda is a global provider of WAN optimization and application acceleration products. Exinda has helped over 2,000 organizations worldwide reduce network operating costs and ensure consistent application performance over the WAN. The Exinda Unified Performance Management (UPM) solution encompasses application visibility, control, optimization and intelligent acceleration - all within a single network appliance that is affordable and easy to manage. Exinda is a 100% channel business with products being distributed by a worldwide network of solution partners who offer local support and services. For more information, please visit http://www.exinda.com

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Amanda Maksymiw
Exinda
amanda.maksymiw at exinda dot com
617-478-0935

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