Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Acopia Ships Its Switch

We last spoke to Acopia Networks Inc. 13 months ago when it pulled in $30 million in funding and executives said they would ship what they call an Adaptive Resource Switch over the summer (see Acopia Gets $30M Cornucopia).

Well, either theyre way late or they meant this summer. In any case, Lowell, Mass.-based Acopia will formally announce its switches next week.

The extra time to market appears well spent. Acopia says it has done extensive beta testing and will announce two reference customers when it unveils the product.

“We’ve been in beta for nine months,” marketing and business development VP Brandon Howe says in explaining the delay. “There was a high level of testing needed, and we made changes based on feedback.”

Howe says Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. uses Acopia switches to consolidate data from many remote sites into three data centers, and Warner Music Group uses them to manage millions of .WAV and .MP3 files across filers from different vendors.

  • 1