Today’s virtualized IT environments present the largest and most complex challenges to WAN optimization and
application acceleration today. While delivering required optimization, appliance based solutions require additional
hardware, management, and support. Expand’s industry leading WAN Acceleration technology is now delivered on a fully
virtualized offering enabling you to join in with Datacenter and Branch Office virtual infrastructure plans.
Expand Networks’ WAN Acceleration technology, recognized as the industry’s best at accelerating and ensuring wide-area
network traffic performance, demonstrates a true understanding of the future IT environment by integrating their
appliance software into the virtualized architectures of the future. Expand has risen to meet these new initiatives
with future-focused technology that both integrates with and enables these environments.
Productivity and Performance
All Expand solutions are designed with productivity, cost reduction and simplicity in mind. For end users,
productivity increases as application performance reliably improves.
By providing a simple and integrated solution,
Expand enables IT to more efficiently manage the application infrastructure—reducing servers and other appliances
while delivering a holistic network view.
Many WAN Optimization solutions tunnel between appliances, obfuscating information needed by monitoring solutions
(e.g., NetFlow) or security implementations such as firewalls and ACLs. Expand optimizes traffic transparently
The Expand solution works with HSRP/VRRP and WCCP and maintains original protocol headers (IP, TCP, UDP, etc.),
preserving investments in other systems relying on the accuracy of these headers.
All IP traffic
Many WAN Optimization solutions are focused on a portion of TCP-based traffic. Expand’s IP optimization engine
not only optimizes non-TCP (UDP, etc.) traffic, but will also optimize the difficult interactive applications
based on TCP such as Citrix, Terminal Services or RDP and Telnet.
THE EXPAND VIRTUAL ACCELERATOR DELIVERS
Instant and easy global deployment of WAN optimization
Fits virtual infrastructure plans
Shared hardware paradigm
Runs on any server hardware
Leverage existing hardware vendors and SLA’s
Thin-Provision hardware resources by necessity
Contributes to greener IT, low carbon footprint, high density computing
Delivers full-featured Expand suite
Interoperable with all Expand devices
Optimizes all IP traffic types
Centralized monitoring and management
Integrates into VMware management and provisioning
Suppports VMware toolsets
Leverages shared storage
Six reasons to say YES to Expand
1. Comprehensive - Whether the WAN is used to connect file servers, email or business applications, Expand
delivers a comprehensive approach to application and protocol acceleration.
2. Proven, Measurable Impact - Expand solutions consistently deliver bandwidth increases of 100% and 400%
(with peaks over 1,000%).
3. Application-centric - Traditional optimization solutions are about the network — the Expand solution is
about what really matters: the applications.
4. Transparent Operations - Expand’s solution optimizes traffic transparently without tunneling, simplifying
integration into your networking infrastructure while also preserving investments in other systems.
5. All IP - Many WAN Optimization solutions narrowly focus on only a portion of TCP-based traffic. Expand optimizes non-TCP traffic (UDP, etc.), as well as difficult interactive applications such as Citrix and Terminal Services.
6. Microsoft Compliance - The Expand solution is part of the Microsoft Domain so it can strictly maintain all user and
document security and controls while optimizing performance
Virtual Accelerator in the Datacenter
By leveraging the existing virtual IT infrastructure in the Datacenter, WAN Optimization can be deployed
as a “virtual appliance”
Leverages existing deployed hardware & server platforms
Uses existing shared storage - SAN and/or NAS
Uses existing management & configuration tools
Easy to deploy using standard virtualization tools
Rapid ROI, lower TCO
Enable Complete High Availability at the Data Center with no additional licensing costs
Utilize VMtools to enable complete “warm cache” HA
Built in support for high availability and maintenance (VMotion)
Most comprehensive HA for WAN optimization in the market
Virtual Accelerator in the Branch Office
Repurpose the Branch Office Server
After a branch office server consolidation project servers can be repurposed!
Cost effective –Eeliminate the appliance price
Increase ROI - Leverage free platforms (VMware Server and ESXi) in the branch office
Integration into “exotic” and challenging environments
“On the move” platforms – airplanes (FAA requirements), maritime vehicles…