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Crescendo Networks Announces Market's 1st Scale-on-Demand ADC, Supporting Up to 100 Gbps with New HyperScale Design Architecture
[April 27, 2010]

Crescendo Networks Announces Market's 1st Scale-on-Demand ADC, Supporting Up to 100 Gbps with New HyperScale Design Architecture

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--

Crescendo Networks (News - Alert) today announced the industry's first 100 Gbps Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution, made possible by an exclusive Crescendo technology called HyperScale that will be offered as an option with all Crescendo AppBeat DC CN-7000 series controllers beginning in June. The new HyperScale architecture - delivering massive scalability as well as predictable high performance - will enable IT managers to adopt a pay-as-you-grow ADC (News - Alert) strategy for the first time by adding more AppBeat DC units as Web traffic increases instead of continually replacing ADC hardware to meet rising throughput demands.

With the HyperScale option enabled on Crescendo CN-7000 ADCs, multiple controllers can operate as one logical ADC with one set of configurations and management capabilities. As a result, datacenters, cloud networks and e-businesses can implement Crescendo ADCs of any scale in their Web environment without replacing the existing ADC solution, purchasing an expensive blade-based chassis solution with limited capacity, or adding IT infrastructure and associated administrative overhead.

Redundancy is architected into the core design, eliminating the need to add a second expensive dormant passive box to each controller. HyperScale supports N+i redundancy so the HyperScale system can be configured one box at a time.

System administrators can now support up to 100 gigabytes of ADC throughput by aggregating controllers with smaller capacities, and slice the resulting logical ADC into as many virtual clients as desired. Newly added AppBeat units are configured automatically and added to the logical ADC with no need for manual setup. Future HyperScale upgrades will allow for infinite scalability.

Scale on Demand

"In today's IT environment, exponentially increasing Web load is a reality that cannot be resolved simply by linearly adding more severs and load balancers. The combination of datacenter consolidation and virtualization, cloud computing, and sheer growth in online services presents increasing challenges in delivering predictable performance for end users. The latest virtual machine trends actually make servers more vulnerable under load and create complete chaos when it comes to predicting latency figures," said Adoram Ga'ash, CEO of Crescendo Networks. "HyperScale future-proofs Web-based businesses by offering a new architecture design that eliminates the need to discard existing ADC hardware."

"Advances in multi-core CPU's are enabling rapid scale-up in data center computational capacity," said Peter Christy, Founder of Internet Research Group. "When paired with Crescendo's 'all the features at the same time' design, Crescendo's scaling model presents an attractive alternative to doing a wholesale upgrade of ADC equipment in order to keep up, especially in the face of the ever-evolving requirements of modern Web applications."

Performance Advantage


HyperScale enhances the advantages of the AppBeat DC CN-7000 platform, including an innovative hardware architecture that eliminates the performance degradation and resource contention suffered by competing products when multiple features are turned on.

AppBeat DC performance is driven by a massive parallel processing array with separate resources for each feature. Massive parallelism makes it possible to effectively offload repetitive tasks like compression, TCP connection management and SSL in order to ensure fast, reliable application delivery. Application service levels can also be met with fewer hardware resources, allowing existing infrastructure to serve more users.

Crescendo Networks will be showing HyperScale in Booth #2431 at the Interop (News - Alert) 2010 conference that opens today in Las Vegas.

About Crescendo Networks

Crescendo Networks accelerates and optimizes delivery of business-critical Web applications through the market's best-performing application delivery controllers. A purpose-built hardware design with a massively parallel architecture enables Crescendo's ADCs to outperform competing products under peak load with all features turned on, allowing servers to serve user requests even under massive HTTP traffic or extreme load. The company's products are used by many of the world's most sophisticated and fastest-growing Web properties to ensure usability, facilitate rapid business growth, lower IT costs and capture additional revenue.

For more information, visit www.crescendonetworks.com or run a free analysis to gain insight into your site performance at http://www.crescendonetworks.com/performance-calculator.aspx.

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