Expand Networks Demonstrates Virtual and Mobile Acceleration for US Air Force Communications

Dépèche transmise le 24 août 2009 par Business Wire

Expand Networks Demonstrates Virtual and Mobile Acceleration for US Air Force Communications

Expand Networks Demonstrates Virtual and Mobile Acceleration for US Air Force Communications

ROSELAND, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expand Networks www.expand.com, the largest supplier of WAN Optimization products to US Government and Military agencies, will exhibit the latest innovations in acceleration techniques for US Air Force communications at AFITC 2009.

As all armed forces seek to determine the best methods to deliver network services, advances in optimization techniques are enabling the delivery of high-performance distributed services in tactical environments over low bandwidth – high latency links. Used across national security communications programs in the air, at sea and on land, these optimized mobile data centers dramatically increase network throughput, speed and application responsiveness across multiple classified and unclassified communications networks to bring real-time network services closer to the forward edge of the battlespace to accelerate decision-making and operations.

Since its initial 1999 rollout in the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), more than 11,000 Expand Networks Accelerators have been deployed throughout the US government and in all branches of the American Military. Expand Networks accelerators have been used in US Joint Forces C-17 cargo aircraft for mobile, tactical mission as part of the J-EMPRS project and deployed in the US Air Force airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).

A US Joint Forces spokesperson stated that the techniques used by Expand Networks have provided a significant increase in bandwidth utilization and link reliability. Stu Schreiber, Joint STARS BLOS program manager, said, “Expand has been an excellent partner in bringing true airborne networking to Joint STARS.”

Positioned as delivering the fullest capability set by Aberdeen Group in its recent ‘Optimizing Application Performance over the WAN 2009 Research Preview’ Expands’ complete WAN Optimization solution is being used by military services to increase throughput, accelerate application performance and interoperate with other communications nodes equipped with Space Communications Protocol Standard(SCPS- TP) Acceleration devices. These techniques ensure optimization is achieved even under traditionally challenging and extreme conditions such as on aircraft, mobile environments and remote and unattended locations.

Expand Networks continued technology innovations have long inspired confidence in the delivery of military communications tools. Howard Teicher, Vice President for Public Sector & Satellite Markets explains, “Operating enterprise-class applications over low bandwidth-high latency satellite links demands a dynamic, robust WAN Optimization capability to satisfy all network performance requirements. Expand’s flexible deployment options, including virtual appliances running on commodity hardware, and client software for individual workstations, provide the Air force with an efficient optimization capability for every battlespace environment.”

Jeffrey DeBarros, Senior Analyst, Aberdeen Group said, “Virtual accelerators in this environment improve responsiveness of applications to the end-user, and deliver increased WAN capacity for applications. Mobile client software brings the increased performance to the end users mobile node providing application level acceleration, peer to peer QOS’, while also delivering efficient TCP optimization at the networks edge. Mobile nodes connected can be easily managed from a central location.”

Only Expand Networks’ technology has the combined flexibility and scalability to deliver the holistic communication and application performance from the enterprise base to the entire battlespace. Expand Networks provides the most reliable and dynamic WAN Optimization technology, including virtual appliances running on commodity hardware, vitally important in Air Force deployments.

Expand Networks will be demonstrating its Virtual Accelerator and Mobile Accelerator Client at AFITC 2009, from August 24th – 27th at Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center, Montgomery, AL. Visit booth 552 to find out more.

Business Wire

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