Gartner Positions Array Networks in Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers

Top Quote Array's aCelera WAN optimization controller recognized for meeting the application acceleration and traffic prioritization needs of price-sensitive enterprises. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 25, 2013 - MILPITAS, CA - Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, announced today its inclusion in Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers. In a maturing WAN optimization market, Array Networks' aCelera shows strengths in secure features and improved efficiency for both cloud and enterprise applications at an excellent price point, creating value and a seamless experience for the end user. With Array aCelera's visibility, scalability, and control, enterprises and cloud providers gain an alternative to the market leaders for cost-effectively supercharging application performance and optimizing use of WAN bandwidth.

    To qualify for the 2013 WAN Optimization Controller Magic Quadrant, vendors' products needed to include traffic management capabilities, generic protocol acceleration and application or higher-level protocol-specific optimization features. Vendors also needed to have global installations and support capability.

    The aCelera WAN optimization controller completes Array's application delivery networking product suite for enterprise, service provider and public sector organizations, delivering end-to-end performance for enterprise applications, file shares, Web content, email, voice and video. In addition, aCelera is available as a hardware appliance or as a software solution for Windows Server and leading virtualization hypervisors including VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer to meet the needs of any data center, cloud or virtualized environment.

    aCelera has distinguished itself with price-sensitive enterprises and provides support for common functionality including compression, de-duplication, HTTP, TCP, Common Internet File System (CIFS) and MAPI optimization. As the need for WAN optimization grows in support of trends such as mobile and cloud computing, Array aCelera will enable enterprise, service provider and public sector organizations to cost-effectively scale high-level application performance and efficiency for data transferred across networks.

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    "We are pleased that Gartner has acknowledged Array Networks as a key player in the WAN optimization market," said Michael Zhao, President and CEO of Array Networks. "Gartner makes it clear that aCelera's price point and strength of features give us a competitive advantage, confirming to current and prospective customers that Array is an option they should strongly consider when seeking a WAN Optimization controller."

    About Array Networks
    Array Networks is a global leader in application delivery networking with over 5000 worldwide customer deployments. Powered by award-winning SpeedCore™ software, Array solutions are recognized by leading enterprise, service provider and public sector organizations for unmatched performance and total value of ownership. Array is headquartered in Silicon Valley, is backed by over 300 employees worldwide and is a profitable company with strong investors, management and revenue growth. Poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of mobile and cloud computing, analysts and thought leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring and Frost & Sullivan have recognized Array Networks for its technical innovation, operational excellence and market opportunity.

    About the Magic Quadrant
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