SOURCE: Coyote Point Systems

February 28, 2008 12:29 ET

Catholic Charities Turns to Coyote Point to Ensure Non-Stop Operations

Coyote Point and BC Networks Team Up to Equip Agency's Campaign to Cut Poverty

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Coyote Point Systems, Inc., the leader in Non-Stop, Affordable Application Availability™, and its partner BC Networks, announced the companies' support for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County's Campaign to Cut Poverty. Coyote Point and BC Networks have teamed up to equip Catholic Charities' employees with non-stop access to its central data center using Coyote Point's Equalizer Series load balancer.

Catholic Charities' Campaign to Cut Poverty is promoting several policy strategies based on the self-sufficiency standard that is critical to both prevent and end poverty. The campaign includes initiatives for employment and asset development, affordable housing, health care, education and work supports.

Catholic Charities is implementing an ambitious IT initiative to increase its business continuity capabilities to serve its growing roster of more 27,000 clients -- particularly during a natural disaster or other crisis. With Catholic Charities' staff of 400 at multiple locations reliant on centralized access to applications, the Coyote Point load balancer serves as the essential front end to Catholic Charities' "server farm." The Coyote Point load balancer implements a collection of techniques to spread traffic among multiple servers to achieve the best possible utilization, reliability, throughput and response time.

"Coyote Point is the application load balancing and acceleration choice for small and mid-sized datacenters that depend on non-stop operations of Microsoft infrastructure and key applications, such as Outlook Web Access," said Bill Kish, CEO/CTO and "Alpha Coyote" for Coyote Point Systems. "We are very pleased that our company and our valued partner BC Networks are helping to enable Catholic Charities' Campaign to Cut Poverty."

The Coyote Point system provides the front-end system for "desktop virtualization" in two usage scenarios -- the first for up to 100 concurrent users equipped with Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) users and another for a pilot project using Citrix Presentation Server.

"The Coyote Point load balancer performs a vital job in making sure our applications are always up and running," said Will Bailey, IT Manager for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. "If our Windows Terminal Servers ever do go down, it adversely impacts many users at many sites, and essentially brings our agency to its knees. Coyote Point's approach of implementing load balancing in a hardware-based product is more reliable than software-based approaches, with benefits that include business continuity and speed, as well as less chance that it would ever break."

In Catholic Charities' network environment, staff members either use a secure MPLS network or remotely connect via a Cisco Virtual Private Network (VPN) concentrator to "hit" the Coyote Point load balancer. In turn, the load balancer distributes users' requests for application access to the Windows Terminal Servers, which then access centralized data and up to nine Dell servers virtualized using Microsoft Virtual Server. Additionally, Packeteer Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization controllers with rules to prioritize Windows RDP traffic, are used at some of the agency sites. The end result is that Catholic Charities' workers enjoy secure, non-stop access to their essential business applications.

"Catholic Charities requires affordable, non-stop availability for remote sites connected via Microsoft Terminal Services, which calls for the highly intelligent Coyote Point Equalizer Series load balancer", said Dave Brewer, President of BC Networks. "We're proud to help equip Catholic Charities as it pursues its Campaign to Cut Poverty."

About Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

For over 50 years, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has changed lives for good by helping strengthen families and building economic self-sufficiency. The agency is a voluntary member of Catholic Charities USA, the nation's largest social services network, which serves over 7 million people each year. For more information, contact http://www.ccsj.org.

About BC Networks

BC Networks is a leading IT Managed Service Provider servicing clients in the greater San Jose-San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1989, BC Networks utilizes a team of experienced and certified professionals, that consistently receives praise from our clients by excelling in providing custom networking solutions that met each customer's unique requirements. For more information, visit http://www.bcnetworks.com.

About Coyote Point

Coyote Point Systems, Inc. has emerged as the leader in Non-Stop, Affordable Application Availability for the small and midrange enterprise. Coyote Point's award-winning Equalizer Series, load balancing and acceleration systems provide the industry's foremost combination of performance, affordability and ease of use. Thousands of customers worldwide deploy Coyote Point solutions to ensure non-stop operations, accelerated delivery and on-demand scalability of business-critical Websites and applications. Coyote Point is headquartered in San Jose, CA and works with leading channel partners in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. The company can be reached at 1-877-367-2696 or http://www.coyotepoint.com.

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