Expand Networks Selected by IPSTAR for Optimised Satellite Managed Service Offering
- 17 June, 2009 14:20
<p>Expand Networks www.expand.com, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, today announced that IPSTAR, a subsidiary of Thaicom and the leading provider of satellite broadband services in Asia-Pacific, has enhanced its managed service offering based on Expand’s WAN optimisation technology. The optimised service element will ensure fast, resilient and cost-effective satellite communications for IPSTAR’s corporate customers, placing remote users in virtual proximity of critical business applications to help improve business processes across distributed environments.</p>
<p>According to Patompob Suwansiri, VP of Marketing at IPSTAR, Expand’s solution proved it could add significant value to IPSTAR’s already strong satellite service offering, he comments, “Expand’s superior WAN optimisation technology helps maximise our broadband service offerings particularly for the banking and corporate sectors. The Expand solution enables IPSTAR to offer increased levels of quality of service by way of higher bandwidth throughput, reduced latency, and seamless delivery of business critical applications, ensuring enhanced user experience and productivity, for our customer’s employees.”</p>
<p>Expand’s WAN optimisation technology, with integrated Space Communication Protocol Standard (SCPS) technology, mitigates the effect of low bandwidth and high latency obstacles that can traditionally impede the speed and performance of applications over satellite links. Combining SCPS with compression, byte-level caching and layer 7 QoS, Expand’s technology is enabling IPSTAR to offer ‘virtual’ capacity as part of its existing service to customers.</p>
<p>Based on Expand’s unique satellite optimisation technology, IPSTAR’s TCP Accelerator premium service can be added to a customer’s existing managed satellite offering at a monthly OPEX charge. Steve O’Brien, VP of Expand Networks APAC comments, “In today’s economic environment, all organisations are demanding greater flexibility in how technology is provisioned to allow them to choose between CAPEX or OPEX options for delivering better RoI. By offering WAN optimisation as part of a managed service, IPSTARs customers can reap the benefit of WAN optimisation technology whilst meeting the rising pressures for reliable and rapid RoI. With a predictive monthly bill, customers pay for the service out of OPEX, which reduces the total cost of ownership whilst IPSTARs SLA’s help to reduce management complexity.”</p>
<p>O’Brien concludes, “In APAC, particularly Australia and New Zealand, we have seen heightened interest amongst service providers for optimising their offering to better manage the flow of traffic over satellite links. With the ability to accelerate all business applications, our technology excels in satellite environments ensuring they achieve maximum potential, which results in improved end user productivity and reduced network costs. As demand for optimum satellite performance rises, this is a compelling proposition for service providers operating in this competitive marketplace. Expand’s selection by IPSTAR to optimise its managed service is yet another endorsement of how our technology is successfully adding value to the Satellite Managed Service market by increasing the service levels which are currently available and increasing competitive advantage.”</p>
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