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Packeteeer Delivers at Thiess

BRISBANE, Australia -- Packeteer (NASDAQ:PKTR), the global leader in WAN application performance solutions, today announced that Thiess, a leading integrated engineering and services provider in Australia and South East Asia, has consolidated data storage from 40 sites around Australia to a central data centre using Packeteer’s iShared® solution.

With iShared, Thiess is able to centrally back up critical data, achieving consistent compliance with its information management policies while experiencing no loss in application performance across the WAN.

At most sites, the iShared solutions run alongside Packeteer’s PacketShaper® WAN optimization appliances installed progressively since 1999. The joint deployment of iShared and PacketShaper solutions delivers “intelligent” application optimization and acceleration to Thiess’s distributed office network. Seamless integration between PacketShaper and iShared appliances combine to consolidate storage while delivering improved end user response times and reliability with lower bandwidth costs.

“We needed to ensure more reliable application delivery to each site while implementing a more consistent data management plan and more consistent governance,” said Richard Moran, Infrastructure Manager for Thiess. “Project sites can be a difficult environment from an IT perspective. We found that managing backups at site offices had been an administrative and support headache, making it difficult to guarantee compliance. Multiple copies of data around the country have also led to problems with consistency and version control.”

Packeteer Inc.