Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, today announced the immediate availability of its new aCelera WAN optimization controller product line. The new aCelera product line is comprised of both virtual appliances, which provide scalability, flexibility and affordability for cloud and virtualized environments, as well as hardware appliances that deliver an unbeatable combination of functionality, performance and return-on-investment.
For cloud and virtualized environments, Array aCelera is available for the industry’s three leading hypervisors-VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer-and is also available for Windows Server. For data centers and customer environments best served by physical appliances, aCelera is available on Array’s high-performance WanVelocity hardware.
On the client side-for individual users-aCelera is available as a software package for Windows XP and Windows 7 machines, enabling acceleration in conjunction with aCelera virtual appliances or hardware in the corporate data center or on the cloud provider network. To provide scalable, end-to-end control of WAN optimization deployments, central management system (CMS) software enables global policy configuration and deployment for Array’s new aCelera family of products.
In independent tests performed by Miercom-transferring a 1MB file over a 1.5Mbps connection using CIFS or HTTP-aCelera delivered 99% performance improvements, transferring files in mere seconds as compared to hours without aCelera. Moreover, in a test of random Microsoft Office file types and sizes, file transfers that normally required 45 minutes to complete took only 11 minutes with aCelera. In conjunction with the flexibility and affordability offered by virtual appliances and Array’s WanVelocity hardware, aCelera WAN acceleration delivers unbeatable ROI for any size organization.
“We are excited to offer our customers another solution to assist them in solving their application delivery networking challenges,” said Michael Zhao, President and CEO of Array Networks. “Array’s new aCelera product line aligns perfectly with our focus on cloud and mobility and complements our APV Series ADCs for cost-effectively improving the efficiency of data transferred across networks and providing a seamless end-user experience” added Michael Zhao.
In addition to broadening Array’s application delivery networking product portfolio, the launch of aCelera and the addition of WAN optimization as a core competency further strengthens Array’s focus on ADC, cloud and mobility. Applications will run faster leveraging the compounding benefits of data center and WAN acceleration. aCelera will run alongside Array’s vAPV and vxAG in the cloud and Array native mobile clients will benefit from the addition of enhanced acceleration capabilities.
Array Networks aCelera WAN optimization controller software for virtual environments and Windows Server, the aCelera client for Windows machines and aCelera management software are available immediately. Array WanVelocity hardware appliances will be available in June 2013.