Norwegian Newspaper Publisher A-Pressen Selects Juniper Networks to Accelerate Mission-Critical Applications
WX Application Acceleration Platforms Deliver +Six Bandwidth Optimization Factor on Branch Server Centralization Project
SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 19, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that A-Pressen, a leading newspaper publisher in Norway, has deployed its WX application acceleration platforms to improve the performance of key applications for some remote office locations. The deployment has been completed with Juniper’s local channel partner, Inventium.
A-Pressen publishes 51 local newspapers throughout Norway distributing the printing function between 11 different locations. Previously the company had deployed servers on local area networks (LANs) in branch offices to deliver the best possible performance for data protocols including CIFS, HTTP, Exchange, and ICA. However, the server environment is now centralized in Lillestrom.
To eliminate data replication and cost overhead issues, A-Pressen has deployed Juniper Networks WX platforms at multiple locations to establish a centralized data server model operating across the wide area network (WAN) while delivering LAN-like application performance.
“When A-Pressen tested Juniper’s WX platforms, we quickly realized that they significantly accelerated WAN performance, and made it possible for us to centralize servers,” said Harald Aarvig, IT manager, A-Pressen. “By eliminating the LAN servers in the branch offices and streamlining the amount of files and applications passing across the network, we have successfully deployed a centralized server environment. With WX, this has been achieved without having to buy extra bandwidth, which is very expensive.”
“Centralizing servers to reduce costs is a top priority for most organizations, but it results in slower application response times which reduce employee productivity,” said Gert-Jan Schenk, vice president of operations, EMEA, Juniper Networks. “A-Pressen exemplifies how WAN application acceleration solutions can deliver LAN-like response times and maintain employee productivity cost-effectively once servers are centralized.”
Juniper Networks WX Solutions
The WX platforms improve application performance over the WAN by eliminating redundant transmissions, accelerating TCP and application-specific protocols including CIFS, MAPI and HTTP, prioritizing and allocating access to bandwidth, and ensuring high availability at sites with multiple WAN links. The WX platforms communicate constantly to provide distributed stateful intelligence about the entire network, exchanging vital information such as topology, reachability, and path-performance metrics. The WX platforms can be deployed and configured in just 10 minutes using a Web-based installation wizard.
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