HyperIP for VMware is also the first software-only release of the product by NetEx, which also offers HyperIP in an appliance configuration running on industry-standard hardware. One of the key competitive advantages of HyperIP is the software-focused design even in the appliance version that provides unmatched flexibility in deployment and performance scalability. Competitive products, such as those from Riverbed, Silver Peak Systems and F5 Networks, use a hardware-based architecture, locking customers into a proprietary hardware platform with limited performance scalability, and precluding their use in virtualized hardware environments such as VMware ESX. With HyperIP for VMware customers have the freedom to deploy high-performance software-based WAN optimization on their preferred hardware platform with the ability to scale the performance up to 600x with no hardware upgrades.
Staging WAN optimization on a VMware virtual machine is the latest breakthrough that once again demonstrates NetEx's market leadership and HyperIP's design superiority, said Diamond Lauffin, President of the Lauffin Group and a consultant to NetEx. Infrastructure virtualization is no longer a trend, but a business imperative to control IT costs in several areas. Applications and technologies that can't compete in a virtualized world will quickly be kicked to the sidelines in favor of more versatile and advanced technologies such as HyperIP for VMware.
Configuring HyperIP software with VMware ESX server provides our customers with significant flexibility when implementing their WAN optimization strategies, said Rod Lucero, Chief Technology Officer at VMpowered, a St. Paul, Minn.-based integrator specializing in virtualization solutions. This helps customers further leverage their VMware investments, and reduces the number of special-purpose appliances in their network.
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