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Talari Networks Brings High Availability Capabilities to T3000 Data Center Network Appliance

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Talari Networks, Inc. - the leader in transforming virtualized WANs by delivering the Internet economics and reliability of Adaptive Private Networking (APN), today announced a software upgrade that delivers High Availability capabilities to the company's Mercury T3000 data center appliance. At the same time Talari announced a new hardware upgrade for the T3000 that, using Intel's Xeon 5500 processors (formerly code named "Nehalem"), increases bandwidth by more than 50 percent.

"For enterprises looking to centralize more services at their data centers, predictable application performance over a cost effective WAN infrastructure and high reliability are key requirements," said Vice President of Marketing Keith Morris. "By simultaneously adding a new software-based High Availability function and a higher performance T3000 APN Appliance, Talari's APN technology offering continues to evolve as the most comprehensive, low cost alternative to expensive Frame Relay and MPLS WAN services."

Eliminating single points of failure

The new High Availability capability ships in Talari's software release 1.4. This new functionality eliminates the APN appliance as a single point of failure in the network by providing complete redundancy between two Talari T3000s. The pre-designated "standby" appliance monitors the state of the "active" appliance and, in the event of a failure, takes over all APN services. Using a Redundant APN Control Protocol (RACP), the Talari High Availability system can detect a failure in the active appliance and switch over all functions to the standby appliance in a fraction of a second, in a way that is transparent to most active applications.

"As the leading provider of digital media to communications professionals worldwide, network downtime can have disastrous consequences on both our relationships with our clients and, ultimately, our sales revenues," noted Giorgio Pranzo, manager of global network engineering and operations at Getty Images. "Talari's new high availability capability gives us the assurance we need so that we could take advantage of APN technology and its very attractive operating cost savings, and still deliver the level of business continuity our customers have come to expect."

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