SOURCE: Coyote Point Systems

April 29, 2008 08:15 ET

Coyote Point Introduces Equailzer VLB for High Application Availability and Acceleration of VMware Virtual Servers

Equalizer VLB Is Included in New All-in-One E650si

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Coyote Point Systems, Inc., the leader in Non-Stop, Affordable Application Availability™, announced today at Interop Las Vegas its new Equalizer VLB™ for high application availability and acceleration of VMware virtual servers. Through Equalizer VLB, which utilizes VMware's management API, Coyote Point Equalizer Series systems can monitor the real-time performance of virtual servers, using VMware's information to manage the traffic flowing to VMware Infrastructure Virtual Machines. Equalizer VLB has been selected as a Best of Interop 2008 finalist in the Network and Application Performance Optimization category. Visit Coyote Point at Interop Las Vegas 2008 in Booth #1953.

Equalizer VLB Beta software is available to now as Phase One of Coyote Point's integration with VMware Infrastructure® and is a free download available to users of Coyote Point's Equalizer Series E350si, E450si, E550si appliances. Equalizer VLB is also included in Coyote Point's new fully integrated E650si platform.

"With Equalizer VLB, managers of virtualized data centers can implement pilot virtualization projects now that validate least-cost use of hardware resources and non-stop availability of applications running on VMware virtual servers," said Richard De Soto, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales for Coyote Point Systems. "By effectively managing the distribution of work across virtual compute resources, hot spots are eliminated and the need to overprovision physical servers to handle load spikes is removed. With Equalizer VLB, IT departments can realize a significant fiscal impact through business continuity (non-stop availability), capital expense (fewer servers) and reduced operational expenses (power, cooling, and management).

Coyote Point's Equalizer VLB provides:

--  Non-stop availability and virtual server-aware intelligent traffic
    management for Virtual Machine applications running on virtualized servers.
    
--  Fine-grained virtualization that can be optimized with SSL
    acceleration for secure transactions, Web compression to speed up page
    downloads and disaster recovery/business continuity for instant failover to
    a backup site.
    
--  Single IP address remote access for users of Virtual Desktop
    Infrastructure (VDI), such as Microsoft Terminal Services and Citrix
    XenApp. The Equalizer load balancer takes care of routing application
    requests to the appropriate server.
    

With the Equalizer VLB Phase One Beta, Equalizer Series appliances can monitor VMware Infrastructure) to determine Virtual Machine status. Coyote Point is an expert at understanding Web server traffic trends and IP networking, whereas the VMware software can monitor other aspects of the VMware server, such as VMware server physical resource utilization.

Phase Two of Equalizer VLB is targeted for the latter part of 2008. This will be a cost-effective chargeable software implementation that provides even tighter integration with VMware servers and will be available as a software license on Equalizer appliances.

VMware can "slice" Virtual Machines and move them to a less busy piece of server hardware. Equalizer VLB Phase Two will enable additional functionality such as tying together multiple Virtual Machines to aggregate the performance of multiple VMware servers optimally and allow upward scalability of virtual servers. Equalizer VLB will be able to "tell" VMware when to move the Virtual Machine or when to manage it (shut it down, power it up, etc.) In addition Equalizer VLB Phase Two will enable more fine-grained monitoring of Virtual Machines.

Pricing and Availability

Coyote Point's Equalizer VLB Beta software will be available in May 2008 as an integrated component of the new E650si and to existing Coyote Point Equalizer Series customers at no charge.

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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