Strangeloop Networks Inc.

Strangeloop Networks Inc.

April 28, 2008 09:00 ET

The Scripps Research Institute More Than Doubles Web Performance With Strangeloop Networks' AS1000 Application Acceleration Appliance

World Renowned Cancer and Biomedical Research Laboratory Speeds Up Microsoft ASP.NET Website for Scientific Community Users

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2008) - Strangeloop Networks™ Inc., a leading provider of framework-specific solutions that accelerate dynamic Web applications, today announced that The Scripps Research Institute, the largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organization in the country, has more than doubled the speed of its public-facing web applications via the deployment of Strangeloop's AS1000 Application Scaling Appliance for Microsoft's ASP.NET and AJAX-based applications.

Founded on the pursuit of scientific advances through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations, as well as the education and training of researchers preparing to meet the scientific challenges of the next century, Scripps Research scientists heavily collaborate via the web on research projects aimed at curing cancer and infectious diseases. The Institute uses Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) to provide a single, integrated location where researchers can efficiently collaborate with team members, find organizational resources, and manage laboratory data content and workflow.

"The performance of our website is critical to ensuring that the scientific community and other users can access data quickly and efficiently," said Dr. Peter Kuhn, Professor of Cell Biology at TSRI. "Once the Strangeloop AS1000 was deployed, we immediately saw page response times improve by more than double, a factor that truly enhances collaboration and data sharing, which is essential for our drive to collectively research and treat diseases that span the globe."

Many organizations today that use dynamic web applications with rich, collaborative or interactive processes face the challenge of ensuring optimal web application performance without incurring more costs via new servers, added bandwidth, or dedicating more developers to solve the performance issues in code. Strangeloop's AS1000 Application Acceleration Appliance is a plug-and-play appliance that is deployed "in line" between an enterprise's web servers and the network; no changes are required to other infrastructure or the application logic. The Strangeloop AS1000 reduces browser and server compute times and payload sizes and increases performance by intelligently reading requests and then automatically applying ASP.NET optimization techniques in real time. The Strangeloop AS1000 simultaneously reduces the website's response times and increases the number of transactions the application can accommodate without degradation to performance.

"Like Scripps Research, many enterprises have invested money and IT staff time into important and innovative ASP.NET applications that serve them very well," said Jonathan Bixby, chief executive officer of Strangeloop. "Yet as their applications scale, they tend to run into performance problems, which can pull developers focused on feature building, back into improving performance, and this is not what Scripps Research or other companies want. They want to focus on their true offerings -- in the Institute's case -- collaborative medical research. We are extremely proud that our Strangeloop AS1000 application scaling appliance is providing The Scripps Research Institute with an easy-to-deploy solution that increases performance without coding or additional IT investment headaches, so that they can continue to focus on curing diseases for people worldwide."

About Strangeloop Networks

The Strangeloop Networks products accelerate dynamic web applications with unique, framework-specific solutions that require minimal changes to software coding and hardware infrastructure, freeing developers to focus on providing enterprises with value-added features. With the Strangeloop AS1000 Application Scaling Appliance for Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX and the Strangeloop WS1000 Web Services Accelerator, enterprises dramatically shorten code cycles, improve application performance and throughput, more efficiently use bandwidth, achieve greater return on their investment in information technology (IT) staff, network and computing resources and boost customer satisfaction. Strangeloop is based in Vancouver, B.C. For more information, visit www.strangeloopnetworks.com.

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