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Packeteer Delivers Backup
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Packeteer (NASDAQ: PKTR), the global leader in WAN Application Optimization, today announced a strategic software upgrade for its SkyX Accelerator 750 that allows customers to fully utilize the available bandwidth of high capacity OC12 / STM4 WAN links, significantly accelerating storage back up and disaster recovery processes at speeds up to 622 Mbps. High bandwidth OC12 WAN links that provide up to 622 Mbps throughput are utilized by thousands of enterprises worldwide as a critical means of disaster recovery. As much as 97 percent of OC12 bandwidth routinely goes unused, however, during disaster recovery and back up data transfers due to the severe performance impact caused by latency. By overcoming performance-threatening latency and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) constraints to reclaim wasted bandwidth, the SkyX Accelerator 750 can increase data transfer speeds over large WAN links by up to 200 times depending on WAN latency levels. [Note to Editors: See also today's press release "Packeteer Integrates SkyX and Mobiliti Technologies For Advanced Mobile Application Acceleration and Backup."]
"In today's enterprise, the need for accelerated application and storage back up over WAN links has become as critical as the high speed delivery of these applications to the remote workforce," said Lucinda Borovick, program director, datacenter networks, IDC. "It's becoming more common to have to transfer terabytes of data to remote back up sites and this can often take hours to complete. This is unacceptable for disaster recovery where every second counts. Packeteer is delivering a WAN acceleration solution that enables storage and networking professionals to meet the real time performance requirements of today's disaster recovery initiatives."
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