The new offering represents an entirely new level of scalability and performance for traffic management systems, with the combined Sun hardware and ZXTM software solution able to outperform most dedicated hardware appliances, while at the same time offering an unparalleled ability to manage application traffic â even XML - using traffic scripting. Large enterprises, service providers, and online media companies will use the solution to deliver high-performance, reliable applications that meet service level agreements while minimizing operational costs.
âThis partnership is an excellent opportunity to bring the benefits of ZXTM to a broader market. Sun leads the industry in both price and performance, and running our award winning software on these platforms provides a robust, flexible application traffic management solution that can evolve to meet growing business needsâ, said Paul Brennan, Chairman, Zeus Technology.
The combination of ZXTM running on Sun platforms provides a best-of-breed application delivery controller, enabling service providers to offer reliable, high-performance network and Web services. Optimized for speed on Sun systems, the ZXTM software enables businesses to select from a wide variety of Sun systems running the Solarisâ¢ 10 operating system. Sun's scalable server platforms, including Sun Fireâ¢ servers with CoolThreadsâ¢ technology, can dramatically increase throughput and provide eco-friendly energy savings by reducing energy consumption and datacenter footprints without sacrificing high performance.
âSun and Zeus bring to market an unparalleled offering for organizations that need to manage high volumes of traffic and mission-critical Web services. Customers can select from a wide variety of Sun systems running the Solarisâ¢ 10 operating System to benefit from this best-of-breed Application Delivery Controllerâ said Antony Watkins, Communications and Media Practice, Sun Microsystems
Sun servers continue to set new standards for performance, reliability, and energy efficiency and lead the industry in terms of price and performance. As a result, running the ZXTM software on Sun platforms provides the foundation of a robust, flexible application traffic management solution that can grow and adapt to evolving business requirements.
Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs)
According to Gartner, âADCs reside in the data center, typically in front of frontline Web servers. They are deployed asymmetrically â only at the data center end â and are designed to improve the availability, performance and security of Web- or Internet Protocol (IP)-based applications. ADCs enhance the performance of Web-based and related applications for end users by providing a suite of services at the network and application layers.â