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Expand & BlueArc Partner

READING, U.K. and ROSELAND, N.J. -- Expand Networks, a leader in application acceleration over the wide area network (WAN) and positioned in the Gartners Leaders Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers 2006, and BlueArc® Corporation, a market leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage have announced a technology partnership. This combination pairs the file server consolidation capabilities of BlueArc with Expand’s WAN Optimization technology and enables organizations to achieve consolidation project objectives while sustaining the application performance needed to maintain productive remote users.

Joint customers deploying highly scalable BlueArc Titan unified network storage systems and Expand WAN Optimization technologies have the opportunity to achieve the benefits of central and remote server consolidation. The partnership of BlueArc and Expand enables remote users the flexibility of anywhere access to data without suffering performance degradation common to standard configurations. Through this alliance, data hosted at the centre of the enterprise can be shared, accessed and modified at speeds equal to that anywhere within the network.

“Regardless the office location or network connection, Expand and BlueArc deliver a high performance, scalable storage consolidation solution for enterprise infrastructures,” said Steve Daheb, senior vice president of marketing and business development for BlueArc. “The combined solution allows organizations to achieve challenging financial objectives with a scalable, secure and reliable solution, as well as helping companies comply with new and emerging regulatory requirements.”

Expand Networks Inc.

BlueArc Corp.