Expand Networks Positioned as most Complete Offering in Aberdeen Group’s Research Preview
- 02 June, 2009 10:09
<p>Slough, UK, 1st June 2009 – Expand Networks www.expand.com, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, has been positioned as delivering the fullest capability set by Aberdeen Group in its recent ‘Optimising Application Performance over the WAN’ Research Preview’ The solution provider positioning was based upon research into how organisations WAN optimisation needs are changing from traditional bandwidth enhancement and application acceleration capabilities, to a more application-aware approach that integrates monitoring and QoS functionality to enable visibility and control over all applications traversing the WAN.</p>
<p>The research also highlighted a need by organisations for a solution that addressed an increasingly mobile and remote workforce, as well as being conducive to virtualised environments – both operating in a virtual infrastructure as well as being able to accelerate virtualised applications. Expand’s ability to address these changing and challenging market demands resulted in it being positioned as most market-ready of the 16 technology vendors reviewed.</p>
<p>“The WAN optimisation market is changing. With the ROI for WAN optimisation technology clear to many, organisations are now looking towards issues around performance and visibility. Expand Network’s technology with its enhanced layer 7 QoS capabilities addresses these issues by providing capabilities for identifying performance bottlenecks and improving visibility into network and application performance,” said Bojan Simic, research analyst, Aberdeen.</p>
<p>The report found a 75% increase in the number of organisations that are concerned about delivering business critical data across the WAN in virtualised environments. Expand’s virtualisation capabilities enable organisations to overcome these challenges. Its Virtual Accelerator solution with comprehensive VMware integration enables it to operate within a virtualised infrastructure whilst its ability to accelerate virtualised applications such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) traffic. This capability makes the Expand solution unique in the marketplace.</p>
<p>The research also discovered that organisations’ two top concerns for application performance management were how ‘new applications will increase the consumption of network capacity’ and ‘lack of visibility’. The analysis carried out by Aberdeen Group recognised Expand Networks as the company most prepared to enable customers’ desire to address acceleration, control, visibility, mobility and virtualisation capabilities.</p>
<p>“Being recognised as a leader in independent analysis from Aberdeen Group is pleasing for us, and acknowledges the fact that we believe we offer the most comprehensive WAN optimisation technology on the market today,” said Adam Davison, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing, Expand Networks.</p>
<p>“The findings regarding organisations’ concerns around application performance, visibility and control, together with the need to give a consistent experience to distributed workforces certainly chimes with the conversations we have had with our customers. The fact that we have addressed all these issues already within our single integrated offering, combined with our ability to operate in virtualised environments, gives us a real differentiation in the marketplace and a significant edge on the competition,” concluded Davison.</p>
<p>About Expand Networks
Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimisation market. Expand helps organisations simplify their IT infrastructure while delivering remote offices fast, reliable and secure access to networked applications. This results in improved user productivity and cost-effective IT management. Expand offers a multi-service integrated platform that ensures superior performance for any application over any network. From its headquarters in Roseland, NJ and its global locations, Expand Networks (www.expand.com) serves more than 3,500 enterprise and public sector customers in over 100 countries including: American Express, Bacardi USA, BMW, Continental Airlines, Carr America, Colgate, Elizabeth Arden, Reed Exhibitions, Target and United States Department of Defense with over 40,000 units deployed and over 2,000 MS Terminal Services and Citrix customers. Expand is the largest supplier of WAN Optimisation products to US Government and Military agencies (greater than 10,000 units) and also has the most units deployed at a single corporate location, (4,500).</p>
<p>Expand Networks, Accelerator, Expand Compass, ExpandView are trademarks of Expand Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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