SOURCE: NetScaler

April 11, 2005 13:00 ET

NetScaler Accelerates Oracle Applications by 5x or More According to New Independent Lab Review

Report From Leading Oracle Integrator Validates NetScaler's Acceleration Benefits Across Multiple Classes of Oracle Applications

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2005 -- NetScaler, Inc., the global leader in accelerated application delivery systems, today announced the results of a new independent lab review which validates its ability to reduce end user response times by accelerating typical Oracle application deployment scenarios by an average of 5x, with some results measuring as high as 15x. This report marks the first independent review of application acceleration products applied to Oracle, the world's largest enterprise applications vendor.

The tests, which were conducted by leading Oracle integrator Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), showed substantial improvements in Oracle performance across everyday, real-world application usage scenarios such as accessing and generating reports, processing and tracking orders, and handling transactions across a wide area network (WAN). While NetScaler was shown to improve Oracle performance in all cases, the most noticeable improvements were shown in tests that measured response time over a WAN environment. The TCS report is available in its entirety at: www.netscaler.com/PerformanceReport.

"Our benchmarking team was truly impressed by the amount of performance gain witnessed in the Oracle applications when fronted by the NetScaler application delivery systems," said Rajesh Mansharamani, global head of enterprise systems performance practice, Tata Consultancy Services. "We recommend enterprises with Oracle applications jointly deploy them with NetScaler systems for highly accelerated secure application delivery."

There has been a rapid increase in demand for products that speed the secure delivery of critical business applications to users around the world, prompted by trends such as data center consolidation and the increased mobility of users. While numerous products have appeared in the market to address this problem, most only focus on just accelerating simple web applications or enhancing the speed of selected users in a controlled WAN environment. This ignores the reality that complex modern enterprise applications, even those with web front ends, use a variety of behind-the-scenes protocols, and are accessed from a wide range of locations. Competing products do not ease the delays caused by overloaded middleware and database systems, which are often a substantial contributor to slow application performance.

Latency in enterprise applications can result from many different sources. Comprehensive, feature-rich applications like Oracle, which often involve the interaction of multiple behind-the-scenes modules, can place considerable strain on traditional networks. In most cases, these performance problems are not the result of flaws in the application design but are, instead, the result of an underlying network infrastructure that was never designed to deliver modern enterprise applications. NetScaler's unique ability to accelerate traffic through every tier of an application infrastructure allows customers to break through this barrier by addressing all of the most critical problem points in a single, easy-to-deploy solution.

In addition to accelerating packaged Oracle applications, the full line of NetScaler Application Delivery Systems has been validated by Oracle to support custom applications built on the Oracle 10g platform, including Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Application Server 10g. NetScaler also supports Oracle's Global Single Instance (GSI) initiative, enabling customers to deliver Oracle applications from a central point to all users worldwide without compromising security or response time. NetScaler is a member partner of the Oracle Partner Network. For an overview of how NetScaler benefits Oracle applications, see: http://www.netscaler.com/solutions/app_oracle.cfm.

About NetScaler

NetScaler is the leading provider of networking systems that accelerate the secure delivery of critical business applications to any user in any location. The NetScaler solution tightly integrates best-in-class load balancing and content switching with industry-leading acceleration and security functionality, enabling customers to improve the performance of both web and non-web applications by 5x or more. With five of the top five e-businesses in the world as customers, an estimated 75 percent of all Internet users interact with a NetScaler system at least once in any given day. NetScaler also boasts more than 400 enterprise customers across all industry sectors, including some of the world's largest Global 2000 companies.

NetScaler headquarters are in San Jose, California. For more information, visit http://www.netscaler.com.

NetScaler is a trademark of NetScaler, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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