SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Shiseido China Co., Ltd. has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG appliances, resulting in dramatically reduced data backup windows across its distributed network. Using the Blue Coat appliances for WAN optimization, the time expended in data backup for communications between its Beijing and Shanghai offices has been reduced from 40 hours down to 4 hours. At the same time, its remote data backup activities now consume 40 percent less WAN bandwidth.
"The Blue Coat solution has brought tremendous performance optimization for Shiseido. With Blue Coat ProxySG appliances, the WAN links between Shiseido's data centers in Beijing and Shanghai has been dramatically improved by the reduction of bandwidth costs and increase of application efficiency," said Jiang Meihua, Systems Technical Manager of Shiseido China Co., Ltd. "We firmly believe that the Blue Coat WAN optimization solution will play a powerful role in our network operations. "
Before installing Blue Coat appliances, Shiseido had conducted a 40 hour data exchange and system backup between its Beijing and Shanghai offices every weekend. As the amount of data escalated, the company recognized that the data transfer between the two offices might soon spill into the normal workweek and interfere with its normal network and application traffic, as well as seriously impacting its capacity for disaster recovery.
"When distributed enterprises encounter the problem of slow network performance for application response time or backup, the first reaction is to scale bandwidth of the Wide Area Network," said Matt Young, vice president, Asia Pacific region, Blue Coat Systems. "However, unless the root cause of the problem is identified, simply expanding the bandwidth will not remedy slow, unpredictable access to applications. Like Shiseido, enterprises should instead focus on how to improve application delivery. Blue Coat ProxySG appliances for WAN optimization enable enterprises to optimize the delivery of business-critical applications, while reducing bandwidth consumption and gaining control of their network."
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