Zeus Technology, the only pure software-based application delivery controller (ADC) company, today announced results of joint testing with Cisco that show Zeus Traffic Manager on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) delivers the highest HTTP throughput on the market. Zeus tested its Zeus Traffic Manager on VMware vSphere 4.0 with the Cisco UCS, using Cisco M81KR Converged 10G Network Adaptor. Achieving 18.2 Gbps per blade - the highest performance level obtained by any ADC solution, these results outperform the fastest proprietary hardware-based solutions and deliver 18 times greater throughput than the closest competing software ADC on the market.
“Until now, no one that I’m aware of has been able to achieve higher than 18 Gbps throughput in a hardware environment, never mind a virtualized one,” said Scott Miller, director of business development for virtualization, World Wide Technologies, a certified Cisco UCS partner. “What’s so incredible is that this breakthrough creates a platform that is well over several hundred Gigs for application performance on a single cluster – which is higher than any requirement of any sized customer globally. Such high levels of performance and scalability haven’t been attainable previously.”
Zeus Traffic Manager will be showcased on Cisco UCS for the first time today, March 25, at World Wide Technologies’ Geek Day event at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel.
“There’s been a myth perpetrated in the load balancing and application delivery controller market that you need expensive custom hardware to do the job,” said Paul Brennan, CEO, Zeus Technology. “These results finally put that myth to bed. They prove that you can run your ADC inside the virtual fabric – and gain the associated flexibility and cost savings – without any performance hit. Zeus’ software heritage allows us to be more flexible and run on any Physical, Virtual or Cloud platform.”
For more details on the test methodology and results, download the white paper Zeus Traffic Manager - VMware vSphere 4 Performance on Cisco UCS.
About Zeus Technology
Zeus software (zeus.com) enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Amazon Web Services, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, the BBC, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, Play.com, See Tickets, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure.
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