NetEx and Workgroup IT have announced a partnership which will allow Workgroup to distribute NetEx’s HyperIP WAN optimisation software throughout South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership is intended to satisfy increased demand for improved data replication and accelerated file transfers within virtualised environments.
HyperIP enables Workgroup to deliver the software-only WAN optimiser to customers operating in virtualised environments. HyperIP can be rapidly deployed as a Virtual Server Appliance on commodity hardware and has been validated in independent testing to accelerate VMware VMotion WAN transfers by a factor of 10x and Microsoft Hyper-V Live Migration by up to 16x.
“For those operating in virtualised environments, the need to boost performance isn’t a nice-to-have option but one that is increasingly mission-critical,” said Willie Jansen van Rensburg, virtualisation business unit manager at Workgroup IT. “By offering a way to minimise WAN latency over distance in virtualised environments, we are able to add extreme value to our portfolio by providing a compelling solution to companies facing conditions that can negatively impact their computing infrastructure. NetEx HyperIP is an ideal way to extend the functionality of virtualisation and one that I believe will be well received by our customers.”
Workgroup services the IT channel from its national branch infrastructure situated in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Windhoek. This international agreement follows recent partnerships with distributors in Australia, Turkey, Germany, and the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“Partnering with Workgroup brings us additional exposure of our HyperIP to an even larger world market, helping us to increase mindshare and grow profits,” said Robert MacIntyre, NetEx vice president of business development and marketing.
“We have extensive experience working with global organisations to help them make the most effective use of their WAN bandwidth and meet production-time windows. Being part of Workgroup’s virtualisation portfolio will ensure that companies in Africa will have access to this same level of optimisation and data acceleration as those in other parts of the world, helping them to continue technical innovation while leveraging the value proposition that HyperIP provides.”
NetEx’s HyperIP is a software-only, virtualisation-ready WAN optimisation solution, ideal for moving large data sets across WANs securely, swiftly and seamlessly. Patent-pending technology accelerates and optimises data replication and file transfer applications by aggregating multiple data replication applications over a shared connection while mitigating the inherent network latency and network disruption for long-distance remote TCP data transmissions.
The full version of HyperIP supports long-distance data transfers at up to 800Mb/s, the highest performance of any WAN optimisation solution on the market, and 25 to more than 100 percent faster than competitive products. Transfer speed is optimised for the full range of data management applications, including backup and remote replication and business continuance/disaster recovery (BC/DR).
NetEx offers HyperIP for cloud infrastructures as a software-only configuration, enabling customers to quickly deploy the acceleration software into their existing VMware infrastructures.
By Angela Meadon