Zeus Technology to provide High-performance, Energy Efficient Application Delivery Appliances in Collaboration with Sun Microsystems

Santa Clara, California, (PresseBox) - Zeus Technology, a leading provider of application delivery software, today announced it has selected hardware from Sun Microsystems on which it will deliver high performance, compact, energy efficient appliances based on Sun Fire(TM) X2200 M2 and Sun Fire X4100 M2 servers to Zeus customers worldwide.

Under the agreement, Zeus will sell selected Sun(TM) appliances fully integrated with ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager), Zeus' high-performance application delivery solution. The agreement is supported by a Sun OEM Services agreement which enables Zeus' customers to benefit from hardware support with a choice of response times depending on their specific business needs.

"This new collaboration in our ongoing relationship with Sun gives Zeus' customers and partners an excellent combination of market leading technologies that deliver strong business value," said Paul Brennan, Chairman and CEO of Zeus Technology. "Most importantly, it extends Zeus' global reach so that we can provide integrated appliances to customers worldwide."

"Networked or Web-based business-critical operations or customer-facing services are particularly vulnerable to issues of application availability, performance, and security. Sun's award-winning x64 servers combined with Zeus' world-class traffic management software offer enterprises one of the most energy-efficient platforms for reliable, high performance, and scalable application delivery," said Darrell Jordan-Smith, vice president for Sun Microsystems' global communications and media practice. "Zeus appliances are fully tested and backed by Sun's commitment to quality, design leadership and its worldwide program of hardware support."

Available Appliances

- The ZXTM 3000 LB appliance is based on a Sun Fire X2200 M2 server. It includes Zeus' ZXTM Load Balancer software and is ideal for organizations who require a powerful, high-performance load balancing solution

- The ZXTM 3000 and ZXTM 8000 appliances are based on Sun Fire X2200 M2 and Sun Fire X4100 M2 servers and include Zeus' ZXTM 5.0 Application Delivery software. These appliances offer a wide range of traffic management capabilities at two different performance/price points. They are ideal for enterprises with sophisticated application delivery requirements.

A cluster of 2 ZXTM 8000 appliances can deliver over 5 Gbits of application traffic, and throughput scales linearly as further nodes are added to the cluster.

Riverbed

Founded in 1995, Zeus Technology provides application delivery software to ensure applications are faster, highly available and easy to manage. Zeus' ZXTM solution lowers costs for data centre space and power, cuts the cost of bandwidth and offers the highest scalability of any application delivery controller or load balancer in the industry.

As the only software application delivery solution available, the Zeus products are flexible whatever your deployment environment; a purpose-built Zeus appliance, standard servers, blades, or virtualized environments.

Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as AMD, Dell, Egenera, HP, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over 1 million sites across the world and provides web infrastructure solutions to over 800 customers including, BT, China Telecom, Hotel.de, NASA, PLAY.COM, Federal Railroads Administration, The Institute of Financial Services, STA Travel and Virgin Holidays.

For more information, contact info@zeus.com

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