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Network Acceleration

Expand Networks Accelerator 7940
The Accelerator 7940 is a full-featured, 2U rack-mounted appliance that can support many remote sites. Running on Expand's recently unveiled Compass Platform, the 7940 features 3 TB of storage, with full RAID redundancy and dual power supplies. The company says the device was built with scalability and redundancy to handle an array of critical WAN acceleration applications, including server consolidation, Web application deployment, disaster recovery and voice and data convergence. It supports TCP, UDP, ICMP, L2TP and other protocols. Configured with 4 GB of memory (expandable to 16 GB), the Accelerator 7940 offers 45 MB of optimized throughput and can support up to 200 connections to remote Accelerators. Starts at $24,995. www.expand.com

LogicBlaze Fuse
LogicBlaze has released Fuse, which it says is the industry's first open-source SOA (service-oriented architecture) platform. Fuse includes an installer for Mac, Linux and Windows; a lightweight deployment kernel; a management console; Apache ServiceMix ESB, which provides the fundamental run-time fabric for SOA processes; Apache ActiveMQ messaging system; Apache Derby database, for message persistence; Apache jUDDI Directory Server, for service registry and lookup; and Apache Ode Orchestration engine, for orchestration of composite services through BPEL-defined processes. Fuse is delivered with the CoRE (Community-oriented Real-time Engineering) Network, a subscription-based framework for production- and developer-level support and maintenance. $5,000 per server (Basic), $10,000 per server (Premium), per year. www.logicblaze.com

BizAutomation CRM+Business Management
BizAutomation.com has launched an all-in-one e-business suite for organizations that run Microsoft Exchange. The software, which uses Outlook Web Access and Outlook for its interface, is available as both a licensed product and as a hosted service. Its modules provide Web-based CRM, Web-based ERP, e-surveys and questionnaires, e-commerce and order entry, document management, and a business portal for customers, partners and vendors. Inventory-triggered alerts let vendors remotely manage inventory replenishment to automate supply chains. $399.99 per user license.