Loyola Deploys Packeteer

Loyola College deploys Packeteer intelligence to manage bandwidth and assure performance of critical traffic

March 24, 2008

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Packeteer (NASDAQ:PKTR), the global leader in WAN Application Delivery, today announced that Loyola College in Maryland, a comprehensive university with campuses in Baltimore City and neighboring Baltimore and Howard counties, has migrated to Packeteer’s top-of-the-line PacketShaper® 10000 in preparation for a major network upgrade that could quadruple bandwidth to as much as 500 Mbps. The college will rely on the PacketShaper 10000 and Packeteer’s strategy of Intelligent Service Assurance™ to intelligently manage and assure performance for Loyola’s increasingly complex mix of business-critical application services, including streaming media-based academic content, administrative functions and bandwidth-intensive recreational traffic.

Loyola has used PacketShapers for nearly a decade, adding capacity and taking advantage of the system’s growth path as its network grew. The original PacketShaper was used primarily to get control of peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic. Recently, the college has prioritized its more critical applications for the faculty and staff and streaming media of academic content. The current migration to the PacketShaper 10000 was made in anticipation of an upgrade from the existing 150 Mbps WAN link to one with 400-500 Mbps. With a capacity of up to 400,000 concurrent flows and a maximum throughput of 1 Gbps, Loyola expects the PacketShaper 10000 will meet its needs well into the future. The addition of a LAN Expansion Module (LEM) will also enable the college to provide a redundant link to the Internet.

“The PacketShaper is an indispensable tool for managing and reporting the constant growth in bandwidth demand across our diverse set of applications,” says Patrick Donohue, Loyola’s network systems engineer. “With the deep visibility provided by the PacketShaper we know exactly which applications are running at any point in time, and can adjust priorities on the fly to deliver better performance for the most critical ones.”

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