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Architectural Firm Picks Packeteer

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Packeteer (NASDAQ:PKTR), the global leader in WAN Application Optimization, today announced that Burt Hill, among the largest architectural and sustainable design firms in the United States, is deploying its iShared™ branch office IT service software, PacketShapers and Mobiliti™ software solutions to classify, monitor and intelligently accelerate strategic applications for real time project collaboration across all locations spanning the United States and Dubai. By leveraging all three Packeteer product lines to connect its entire branch, remote and mobile workforce, Burt Hill now provides authorized employees immediate access to time-sensitive project data regardless of their location, without requiring expensive WAN link upgrades to its MPLS network.

Operating from multiple locations in the U.S. and Dubai, Burt Hill provides award-winning architecture, engineering and master planning services with a particular focus on sustainable design. Because of the complexity and scope of its project work, ranging from high-rise commercial buildings, hospitals, research centers and higher education facilities, the company relies upon the multi-disciplinary skills of its distributed workforce. As a result, there is a premium on workforce collaboration where it is common to have projects spanning multiple offices simultaneously in order to draw upon the expertise of employees at various locations.

According to Chief Information Officer Mark Dietrick, at Burt Hill, improving information sharing across the WAN emerged as a top IT priority due to significant file transfer delays which was not supportive of the company’s goal of fluidly sharing resources between all of its offices. “Our business is all about collaboration where multidisciplinary teams have to work in concert in real time, no matter where they reside,” said Dietrick. “This requires a methodology to pinpoint and resolve application performance issues with the right WAN optimization and acceleration technologies. One of our IT charters is to convert our WAN into a virtual worldwide LAN, where the company operates as one contiguous organization without regard for network ‘borders’.”

Packeteer Inc.