Certeon Announces Deepening of Partnership and OEM Agreement with Dell

Expanding Relationship to Simplifies Purchase and Delivery of a Complete Solution
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Certeon, Inc., the Application Performance Company today announced the global expansion of its partnership with Dell. Customers can now easily and cost effectively purchase and deploy Certeon's aCelera Virtual Appliance with Dell's EqualLogic SANs to seamlessly accelerate backup and disaster recovery from datacenter to recovery site or the cloud.
Latency in networks significantly slows down data backup and replication processes between data centers and remote replication sites or a cloud. Certeon's aCelera virtual appliance software works in concert with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Storage Arrays to enable high performance, scalable, and cost-effective business continuity environments.  By combining aCelera with Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Storage Arrays, enterprises get a solution that delivers significantly accelerated backup and replication performance across the WAN while simultaneously reducing infrastructure costs.
The joint solution's performance increases were validated by Dell's own iSCSI Solutions Group Systems Consultants using Dell EqualLogic SANs.
Performance testing workloads:
A 9.73GB ISO Image and a 7.63 GB Virtual Machine Image
Initially a baseline measurement was taken (no acceleration)
Subsequent measurements were taken with the same data on a first pass and second pass (i.e. restore) measurement taken with aCelera acceleration on
To demonstrate additional versatility, the aCelera virtual appliance located in Ohio was running on the VMware ESX Hypervisor and the other aCelera virtual appliance located in Texas was running on Microsoft's Hyper-V Hypervisor
The goal was to reduce normal deficiencies in TCP/IP traffic over latency prone links and judge Certeon's ability to significantly reduce bandwidth consumption and reduce replication times
Performance with aCelera enabled:
Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) on the 7.63GB Virtual Machine Image went from 10:30 hours to less than 1:30 hours, an 88% improvement.
Effective throughput exploded from 14MB/minute to an effective rate of 119MB/minute, a 750% improvement
RTO and throughput results for the 9.73 GB ISO Image showed the same levels of performance increase
The two companies have had a successful partnership since 2010 when Dell became a Certeon reseller and have jointly developed a white paper about getting faster data replication and backup between remote sites and LAN-like application performance over the WAN. "Together, EqualLogic PS Series SANs and aCelera Sync software enable organizations to deploy higher performance data protection, safeguarding critical business data."
The Agreement
Creates SKUs in the Dell Harmony order entry system for easier ordering
Offers multiple combinations of aCelera and Dell EqualLogic hardware
Features aCelera software specifically optimized to run on Dell EqualLogic
"We are delighted to expand upon our existing relationship with Dell and provide their customers a better solution to eliminate the lag times associated with traditional forms of off-site data backup," said Shawn Cooney, Certeon Director of Product Marketing.  "In this highly-competitive marketplace, one key to staying ahead is streamlining customer access to the best solutions.  Dell EqualLogic and aCelera offer the best combination of price/performance and purchasing this bundled solution is now easier than ever."
About Certeon
Accelerate and broaden application access by virtualizing your network.  Certeon eliminates traditional network constraints and geographical barriers, providing any user a LAN-like experience when working with business-critical applications and data.  Certeon software is built for your virtualized environment. It is more scalable and flexible than classic proprietary hardware solutions and it runs on Windows. We are continuously enhancing our products, protecting your investment in Certeon software and preparing your data center for the future.
Certeon is a private company backed by Sigma Partners, RRE and Globespan Partners, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA.
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