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Certeon Speeds Up Virtual Apps

In an attempt to put an end to an IT managers reliance on proprietary WAN application acceleration appliances, startup Certeon has developed what it claims is the world’s first virtual appliance for speeding up applications.

The aCelera Virtual Appliance is a software package that takes much of the technology typically found in application acceleration hardware, and puts it into a VMware environment that’s capable of reducing application response time by 95 percent, according to the vendor.

The Virtual Appliance runs natively within a virtual machine infrastructure, allowing IT managers to download and deploy a virtualized acceleration environment across a WAN without the need for additional single-purpose hardware.

“What we found is most companies were witnessing hardware sprawl across all of their branches,” says Shawn Cooney, director of research for Certeon. “As the hardware appliances kept growing, most found that virtualization became necessary.”

The aCelera offering improves the performance of all remotely accessed applications and boosts the performance of mission critical applications like enterprise content management, Web-based collaboration, and product life cycle management, according to Cooney.

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