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Swan Labs Swoops on Applications

Startup Swan Labs today launched new products for speeding up enterprise applications, less than two months after emerging from stealth with $15 million in Series A funding (see Swan Intros WAN Accelerator).

The NetCelera Enterprise Application Shaping (EAS) devices, which use technology acquired from ITWorx Inc. seven months ago, come in two sizes. The 2U, rack-mountable, T series is targeted at data centers, and the notebook-sized R series is aimed at branch offices.

The T series can push specific applications across the wide area network (WAN) at up to 622 Mbit/s and the R series is capable of 2 Mbit/s, according to Swan Labs execs. These figures are yet to be independently audited, although discussions are underway with testing firms, says Tom Tansy, Swan Labs' vice-president of marketing.

However, lack of independent testing has not prevented customers from deploying the technology. Cue Midwest Data Center, a company that provides off-site data storage for the telecom industry.

The Rock Port, Missouri-based firm has already deployed two T series boxes at sites in Kansas and Louisiana. Over the next month, Midwest Data Center is planning to deploy three more in Baltimore, Virginia, and South Carolina, according to Mike Goins, the company's IT director.

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