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1 WanVelocity D A T A S H E E T WAN Optimization & Acceleration WanVelocity significantly accelerates applications while reducing bandwidth costs using a combination of application acceleration, network acceleration, packet compression, caching and protocol optimization. Powered by Array s unique Stream Based differencing and application acceleration blue prints, WanVelocity accelerates all WAN traffic and maximizes performance of mission critical applications while minimizing bandwidth on the wire. Designed with the objective of making WAN based applications work as if they are on the LAN, it brings together a wide range of optimization techniques such as: Web Application optimization, TCP Acceleration, Network Optimization, Business Traffic Prioritization and Secure Acceleration Technology. Highlights & Benefits Reduces remote application response times by up to 95% Reduces network bandwidth utilization by up to 95% Purpose built to reduce the impact of network congestion, latency and packet loss that dramatically slows end user response times Stream based differencing avoids transmission of content that has been previously received in the local data store, while compression techniques actual data on the wire Window resizing, persistent connections and small packet aggregate improve overall TCP performance dramatically Available in both hardware and virtual appliance form factors, Array s WanVelocity provides significant ROI in a very short time frame Supports 50% more accelerated connections than competitive appliances Virtual Appliance uses minimal system resources and can reside with other applications while scales linearly with the addition of CPU cores, memory and disks Enables easier management of virtual and physical deployment, transparent addressing, statistical performance dashboard, and auto discovery Provides centralized provisioning and management through integration with virtualization management systems Application specific blue prints and specific protocol optimization eliminates redundant, chatty protocol traffic

2 P R O D U C T D E S C R I P T I O N Why Distributed Enterprises Need WAN Optimization Enterprise users who are local to corporate data centers typically experience great performance when accessing applications and services over a LAN. However, their counter parts in remote offices experience very different results when accessing those same resources over the WAN. Accessing applications across a WAN introduces network congestion, latency, and packet loss that can dramatically slow remote end user response time. Many IT organizations increase their spending by adding more network bandwidth to address these issues, only to find that poor application response time over the WAN has not changed. With the addition of virtualization, many enterprises are consolidating servers into corporate data centers. But the consolidation of applications out of the branches and into the data center puts even more strain on the corporate WAN. In some cases, this degrades end user response time even further. To correct these problems, IT managers use WAN or network optimization appliances. These proprietary appliances sit at both ends of the network and attempt to mitigate the network impact on performance. These devices use techniques such as data packet compression, caching, and protocol optimization to reduce end user response time. Application Acceleration vs. Network Optimization Application acceleration is all about reducing application response time. Application acceleration is different from what is typically referred to as appliance-based WAN optimization in that it not only performs data packet compression, caching, and protocol optimization, but also knows enough about an application s semantics to effectively reduce the amount of application traffic being transmitted over the WAN. Effective application acceleration techniques, such as Array Networks s unique Stream Based Differencing, can identify and reduce application traffic to only the essential data objects (i.e. changes). By reducing the amount of data traffic sent over the WAN, application response time can be dramatically improved. Appliance Intelligent Acceleration WanVelocity is based on patent-pending Application Intelligent Networking techniques. These techniques include Stream Based Differencing which enables WanVelocity to difference more volumes of data faster and Application Acceleration Blueprints. Application Acceleration Blueprints teach WanVelocity the language of the specific application making acceleration, even faster. Blueprints ensure that no unchanged data need be transmitted more than once. Application Acceleration Blueprints Along with WanVelocity s wide range of WAN optimization and acceleration techniques to speed all WAN traffic, WanVelocity specifically optimizes mission-critical applications through its embedded Application Acceleration Blueprints. These Blueprints turbo-charge the acceleration of your most important applications. IBM Rational ClearCase and Team Concert IBM Rational ClearCase and Team Concert are industry-leading software configuration management(scm) and development solutions, providing sophisticated version control, workspace management, parallel development support and build auditing to improve productivity. ClearCase and Team Concert allow remote developers to perform all SCM and development related operations; however, network latency can slow application response time when performing operations that modify and transfer files across the WAN. Array s Application Acceleration Blueprint for IBM Rational ClearCase and Team Concert significantly reduces application response time, enabling a more reliable, real-time, and high-performance remote development capability. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), Office and Exchange Array WanVelocity accelerates the document flow between centralized MOSS environments and Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InfoPath, and Publisher by minimizing network traffic and reducing application chattiness. WanVelocity accelerates the full range of protocols employed by Microsoft Office, Exchange and SharePoint, including MAPI, FrontPage Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) and Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) as well as their underlying TCP connections. The result is a significant reduction in the data transmitted and breakthrough performance levels. WanVelocity also speeds access to file services over the WAN by accelerating the Common Internet FileSystem (CIFS) protocol.

3 P R O D U C T D E S C R I P T I O N Siemens Teamcenter/Solid Edge Insight Many enterprises deploying the high-performance Teamcenter and Solid Edge Insight applications find that their network infrastructure cannot keep up with the delivery of large CAD files; this negatively impacts their ability to share these files among all their remote facilities. Array s WanVelocity software, with an embedded Application Acceleration Blueprint for Solid Edge Insight, can greatly reduce the amount of data going over the WAN by sending only file differences across the network. WanVelocity Application Acceleration Blueprint for Solid Edge significantly reduces the application response times to remote sites. EMC Documentum/eRoom WanVelocity accelerates the full range of document formats employed by Documentum Content Server and eroom without modification to client, server, or application software. WanVelocity securely accelerates file downloads and Web page renderings over the WAN to enable outstanding performance an improvement of more than 95%. Array Networks WanVelocity reduces application response times by more than 95% WanVelocity

4 P R O D U C T D E S C R I P T I O N WanVelocity in the Distributed Enterprise WanVelocity is available either as a physical appliance or as a virtual appliance. As a physical appliance it is packaged to provide the right price/performance envelope at the desired scalability level. As a virtual appliance, it can be installed on industry standard VMWare ESXI or Microsoft Hyper-V. The flexibility allows IT managers to improve network performance by increasing CPU cores memory and hard disk. The software form factor allows WanVelocity virtual appliance to be easily downloaded to a remote location and provisioned dynamically for the desired user workload. In the data center, WanVelocity can be developed as physical appliances or stored on the disks in a SAN and automatically deployed on one or more VM systems. By deploying the right combination of physical and virtual appliances, the administrator is able to achieve the right balance between performance, security, scalability, availability and cost.. Application Acceleration in the Distributed Enterprise

5 F E A T U R E S & S P E C I F I C A T I O N S Physical and Virtual Appliance Include Application specific acceleration Blueprints accelerate all WAN traffic and maximize mission critical applications Data packet compression Compression, caching, and protocol optimization to reduce end user response time Single instance store (De-dupe) History store for maintaining larger histories & removing duplicates Stream based differencing Accelerate all WAN traffic and maximize mission critical applications Web application optimization Optimizes and accelerates all HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV and underlying TCP connections Generic TCP/IP, CIFS and MAPI traffic Business traffic prioritization SSL traffic acceleration Accelerates any TCP/IP, CIFS and MAPI traffic Application-level QoS combined with standards-based packet marking ensures that business traffic is prioritized while ensuring VoIP and video interoperability Secures and accelerates all encrypted(ssl) and non-encrypted HTTP traffic from the desktop to the data center Features Categories Application specific Blueprints Generic Traffic acceleration Web application optimization File Sharing Web & Collaboration Software Distribution Replication & Backup Core Enterprise Dev & Test Broad Application Support IBM Rational ClearCase and Team Concert, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), Office and Exchange, Siemens Teamcenter/Solid Edge Insight, EMC Documentum/eRoom Any TCP/IP, CIFS and MAPI traffic All HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV and underlying TCP connections CIFS, NFS, FTP Exchange, Notes, SMTP, OWA HTTP, SharePoint, Filenet, Notes, RDP CA, Tivoli, SCCM All leading backup/replications tools such as Equalogic, DoubleTake SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Rational, VisualStudio etc. Physical Appliance NOTE: WanVelocity physical appliances are prepackaged on Array s high performance hardware WAN2050 WAN2100 WAN2300 WAN2500 WAN2700 WAN optimized throughput Optimized TCP Conns Concurrent Users LAN Throughput 100 Mbps 100 Mbps 100 Mbps 1 Gbps 1 Gbps Network interfaces 2 x 1 Gbps 4 x 1 Gbps 4 x 1 Gbps 4 x 1 Gbps 4 x 1 Gbps Bypass ports (opt.) Virtual Appliance - System Requirements NOTE: WanVelocity Virtual Appliance software can be loaded on any standard hardware. Server Hardware 64-bit CPU Ethernet Network Interface Card Hardware Certified on VMware Hardware Compatibility List to run ESX or ESXi, or Hyper-V Certified for Windows Server 2008 Intel CPUs with VT (virtualization technology), or AMD CPUs with AMD-V support One available interface for out-of-line deployments, or Two available interfaces for inline deployments 2 GB RAM 30 GB Free Disk Space Apr-2012 rev. a 1371 McCarthy Blvd. Milpitas, CA arraynetworks.com Phone: (408) Toll Free: MY-ARRAY

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