the application performance company, today announced availability of
Certeon's aCelera wide area network (WAN) optimization platform for
Windows Azure. The interoperability of aCelera software with Windows
Azure unlocks the vast application capabilities of the Microsoft public
cloud, helping users experience the benefits of seamless, high-speed and
secure data access and an enhanced end user experience for any
application running in Windows Azure. In addition aCelera accelerates
virtual machines (VMs) moving between datacenters and any cloud, a wide
variety of applications and optimizes network performance. The
combination of Certeon and Windows Azure can enable IT organizations and
cloud service providers to optimize computing resources and maximize
utilization of their IT investments.
"Maximizing the power of public cloud platforms is best accomplished
through the use of a dynamic, consistent WAN Optimization platform,"
said Massood Zarrabian, CEO, Certeon. "With Windows Azure and Certeon
aCelera, organizations can now make the most of what Windows Azure
offers right along side their internal business environments, delivering
maximum flexibility, ease of use, productivity and adapting to business
The integration enables customers to connect Windows AZURE and data
centers through a single accelerated access point to get the all
benefits of WAN optimization. When movng or replicating data across any
WAN, there are reductions in responsiveness that impact user experience
and business critical processes. Certeon and Windows Azure's solutions
can help customers optimize their WAN, so companies can realize the
benefits of utilizing hybrid cloud environments without compromising
performance. The aCelera platform provides significant WAN performance
improvements across, and helps reduce the costs associated with WAN
In his recent research note Managing Network Performance of
Cloud-Based Applications, Gartner analyst Eric Siegel observed that
"Cloud computing is a hot topic, and the performance of the network is a
critical factor in user satisfaction," and that "Network performance is
a key component of the total performance of cloud-based applications."
Mr. Siegel concluded, "If the application or network can't be
redesigned, WAN performance optimization can make the difference between
useable and useless."
aCelera features the scale, speed and simplicity enterprise
applications need and also includes integrated cloud intelligent
features like wan bridging, on demand security and a profile based
configuration management system. The combination of Windows Azure and
aCelera enables organizations to deploy a single integrated solution
that is managed through a single interface and deployed across data
center, private and public cloud.
Certeon aCelera for Windows Azure environments provides:
Certeon's award-winning software helps enterprises eliminate traditional
network constraints and accelerates application performance providing
LAN-like experience when using applications and/or data from branch
offices, data centers and the cloud. Certeon's platform is specifically
built for virtualized environments; is both hypervisor and hardware
agnostic and can also run on Windows Server. These capabilities provide
unmatched performance; scalability and flexibility - while allowing
organizations to leverage their existing infrastructure - and future
proof their IT investment. Whether your initiative is virtualization,
consolidation, cloud computing, or disaster recovery Certeon can help.
Founded in 2004, Certeon is a private company backed by Sigma Partners,
RRE Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. More information can be
found at www.certeon.com.
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