<p><b>7th May 2009 - SYDNEY, Aust., </b>Expand Networks, www.expand.com, the leader in optimising WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualisation, is pleased to announce that its Virtual Accelerator has been shortlisted as Best of Interop, Las Vegas 2009 Finalist in the Performance Optimisation category.</p>
<p>Made up of award-winning editors and analysts from InformationWeek Analytics, the panel of judges selected the products they believe will have the greatest potential impact and advance business technology efficiencies.</p>
<p>Adam Davison, Corporate VP Sales and Marketing at Expand Networks comments, “Without doubt, the Interop awards are highly regarded in the industry and it’s a fantastic achievement to be announced as finalist.”</p>
<p>He continues, “WAN Optimisation has become a critical enabler in today’s consolidation drive and we’re particularly pleased the judges recognised the innovation in our Virtual Accelerators. Only by being able to live in the virtual environment as well as accelerating out all virtualised traffic such as VDI and Server Based Computing, can organisations bring users into virtual proximity of their applications and datacentre services and enjoy the efficiency promises of virtualisation without the performance, user satisfaction or productivity sacrifices.”</p>
<p>Best of Interop recognises some of the world’s most innovative technologies across eight major categories. The winners will be announced at the Best of Interop awards on Tuesday, May 19th at Interop Las Vegas.</p>
<p>Efi Gatmor, Expand Network’s CTO, will be addressing the audience at Interop on 19th May at 10.15am in a session titled ‘The next evolutionary step in WAN Optimisation’.
The presentation will delve further into Virtual WAN Optimisation strategies, announcing how the latest technology innovations will radically advance the mobility, scalability, affordability and unique collaborative benefit of WAN Optimisation technology.</p>
<p>To learn more on Expand Network’s Virtual Accelerator, visit:
<p><b>About Expand Networks</b>
Expand Networks is the pioneer and leader in the WAN Optimisation market and is positioned by Gartner Inc. in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation Controllers, 2007[i]. Expand helps organisations simplify their IT infrastructure while delivering remote offices fast, reliable and secure access to networked applications. This results in improved user productivity and cost-effective IT management. Expand offers a multi-service integrated platform that ensures superior performance for any application over any network. From its headquarters in Roseland, NJ and its global locations, Expand Networks (www.expand.com) serves more than 3,500 enterprise and public sector customers in over 100 countries including: American Express, Bacardi USA, BMW, Continental Airlines, Carr America, Colgate, Elizabeth Arden, Reed Exhibitions, Target and United States Department of Defense with over 40,000 units deployed and over 2,000 MS Terminal Services and Citrix customers. Expand is the largest supplier of WAN Optimisation products to US Government and Military agencies (greater than 6,000 units) and also has the most units deployed at a single corporate location, (4,500).</p>
<p>Expand Networks, Accelerator, Expand Compass, ExpandView are trademarks of Expand Networks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Gartner Research “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation Controllers 2007” by Andy Rolfe and Joe Skorupa. Published December 14, 2007. Report ID Number G00153256</p>
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