Exinda Networks says it is ready to take on the larger WAN optimization players on their own turf with a line of appliances and new firmware that it claims provides equal performance at a lower price.
The Exinda 2800, 4800 and 6800 appliances offer WAN optimization, application acceleration and application visibility through a new stream-based caching technique. The idea is to allow larger amounts of data to be stored on-site, which provides faster response and increased WAN capacity.
The company uses what it calls "hybrid WAN memory" to locate patterns in files and storage systems and house them locally. Exinda claims a 35 percent improvement in transfer rates for data that is not cached, and from 4x to 35x improvement for cached data, depending on the size of the network.