Zeus Technology, the only pure software-based application traffic management (Application Delivery Controller) company, announced today that GreatSchools, a non-profit organization devoted to improving children’s education, has selected Zeus to help deliver a seamless online end-user experience, while decreasing bandwidth costs.
With more than one million visitors to its website each day, GreatSchools found that simply adding more bandwidth to manage incoming traffic requests wasn’t preventing escalated costs or end-user downtime. By implementing Zeus Traffic Manager, GreatSchools was able to support high levels of web traffic effortlessly, as well as mitigate rising bandwidth costs.
“Since implementing Zeus, we’ve seen drastic improvements to our website performance and availability,” said Greg Kulosa, Senior Systems Engineer, GreatSchools. “Zeus Traffic Manager has made our online services continuously fast and highly responsive, so our end-users receive a better overall experience. In addition, with a 30 to 40 percent reduction in bandwidth usage, we have eliminated the need to purchase additional servers and rack space which will save us thousands of dollars per year.”
GreatSchools chose Zeus over alternative hardware-based products, because its software solution was cost-effective, quick to deploy and easy to configure. The software performs content compression and caching of frequently requested content, greatly accelerating content delivery from GreatSchools’ back-end application servers and delivering a better overall experience to end-users.
“We have the fastest software application delivery controller on the market, allowing companies like GreatSchools to seamlessly deliver fast, secure and available web applications across any IT platform or environment,” said Kosten Metreweli, Chief Marketing Officer, Zeus Technology. “Our software runs on top of GreatSchools’ operating system and doesn’t require the purchase of any additional hardware, rack space or datacenter power. This made Zeus an attractive option for GreatSchools, since they were already incurring high bandwidth costs and needed a better way to manage their incoming traffic to ensure a fast and reliable experience for their end-users.”
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, Logicworks, Oracle, Rackspace, 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.
GreatSchools (greatschools.org) is a national nonprofit that inspires and guides parents to be effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities. Parents turn to GreatSchools to find the right schools for their children, to get practical advice and information that will help them raise successful, college-ready kids, and to support the schools in their communities. Founded in 1998, GreatSchools reaches more than 37 million people each year — approximately 1/3 of American families with school-age children. With profiles of over 200,000 public, public charter, and private schools serving students from Pre-K through high school and more than 800,000 parent ratings and reviews of schools, GreatSchools is the most comprehensive source of information on school quality today.
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P: +1 415 983 3863 / E: kkirsh[.]greatschools.org.