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Expand Networks Wins Braemar Seascope as WAN Optimisation saves Shipping Experts over $20,000 per annum

  • 08 October, 2008 10:18

<p><b>Sydney, 8th October 2008</b> – Expand Networks, a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over the Wide Area Network (WAN), today announced that Braemar Seascope, an integrated provider of broking and consultancy services to the shipping industry, has implemented Expand Network’s WAN Optimisation technology rapidly increasing satisfaction and productivity amongst its remote user and, introducing cost savings of up to $20,000 to $30,000 per year.</p>
<p>With offices around the world, Braemar Seascope relies heavily on its WAN for the transmission of business critical information relating to ships’ positions, capacity and rates. The company has implemented Expand’s Accelerators to combat latency issues at the critical point where the high bandwidth LAN meets the low bandwidth WAN.</p>
<p>Now in place Expand’s technology is delivering bandwidth increases from 100 to 400 % as Dario Vodopija, Commercial Manager, Braemar Seascope explains; “The feedback from users on the improvements delivered by the Expand’s solution was positive across all offices as they saw clear gains in application availability and response times. Whilst improved performance was a top priority for us, we were also keen to see a return on our investment as soon as possible. Expand’s technology is saving us between $20,000 and $30,000 per year through more effective bandwidth, putting us on track for complete return on investment within 18 months.”</p>
<p>Steve O’Brien, Vice President of Expand Networks APAC explains; “The combination of limited WAN bandwidth and the high cost of increasing that bandwidth, means that businesses are often forced to run applications with less than optimal conditions. Expand’s Quality of Service enforcement ensures that applications run unimpeded on the WAN. This is not just about prioritisation, but is also about decreasing congestion, marking packets for downstream QoS handling and rate control shaping to make sure flows get the bandwidth they need.”</p>
<p>Expand’s Accelerators also provide improved monitoring and management of network traffic with ExpandView, a customised central management solution providing a real time view of the WAN, along with the ability to monitor and manage the Accelerators via simple click and drag options.
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<p><b>About Braemar Seascope</b>
Braemar Seascope is a division of Braemar Shipping Services plc (previously known as Braemar Seascope Group plc). Braemar Shipping Services plc is a leading integrated provider of broking and consulting services to the global shipping industry. Its business is operated in four business segments: ship broking, logistics, technical services and environmental services. Braemar Seascope provides specialised ship broking and consultancy services to international ship owners and charterers in the sale and purchase, tanker, gas, chemicals, offshore, container and dry bulk markets with offices in UK, Australia, India, China, Singapore and Italy.</p>
<p><b>About Expand Networks</b>
Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimization market and is positioned by Gartner Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2007[i]. Expand helps organizations 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 Optimization 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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