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Expand Wows WAN Acceleration

ROSELAND, N.J. -- Expand Networks, a leading provider of application acceleration solutions over the wide area network (WAN), today announced that its best-in-class acceleration appliance is now available as a fully virtualized WAN acceleration offering. Expand is currently the only WAN Optimization provider that can accelerate Microsoft Terminal Services RDP and Citrix ICA through both a physical appliance as well as a virtual setting. This adapted product will be able to run on a hypervisor, a virtualization platform that allows multiple operating systems to run on a host computer at the same time.

In line with this, Expand has also passed the stringent standards necessary to become a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP), which gives Expand access to VMware testing software, marketing tools, and most importantly technology integration support from VMware. As the industry moves progressively toward virtualized environments, Expand continues its path of innovation with a product that integrates into infrastructure investments in virtualization in the branch, desktops, and in the data center while accelerating the delivery of their traffic on the WAN.

"Aberdeen's research shows a 75% increase in the last year in the number of organizations that are concerned about impact of server and desktop virtualization projects on performance of their business-critical applications," said Bojan Simic, a research analyst with Aberdeen Group. "Additionally, our latest report shows that 77% of organizations reported that virtualization initiatives are one of their top concerns around network and application performance. Expand's focus on technology that accelerates virtual WAN applications is very timely for that reason in terms of industry trends and needs." To access a complimentary copy of this research report, visit:

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