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July 14, 2010 14:31 ET

University of Alberta School of Business Deploys Coyote Point Equalizer GX to Ensure High Availability of Blackboard Learning Management System

The University of Alberta School of Business Ensures 100-Percent Availability of Blackboard® Learn by Deploying Coyote Point Application Delivery Controllers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -  Coyote Point Systems, a leading provider of application delivery and acceleration solutions for the small-to-medium size enterprises, today announced that the University of Alberta School of Business has deployed Coyote Point Equalizer E450GX systems to ensure fast, reliable and secure application delivery for Blackboard® servers. 

"When we adopted the Blackboard Learning Management System, we knew we would need a load balancing solution to ensure optimal application performance and availability," stated Michael Getz, Director of IT for the University of Alberta School of Business. "We researched a number of options and were pleased to discover that Coyote Point provided all the functionality we needed at a price-point within our budget. The load balancers have been in place for over a year now. We have not experienced a single moment of downtime, nor have we needed to adjust the configuration since installation. Further, to be certain our Blackboard service was going to be rock solid prior to launching in production -- we hired a company with expertise in system stress test analysis to simulate hundreds to thousands of concurrent connections performing various common tasks on the Blackboard LMS. Our three application servers reached their saturation points well ahead of the load balancers. This leads us to conclude that the Coyote Point E450GX has a greater capacity for concurrent connections than our students and instructors will ever require." 

The key factor in choosing the E450GXs is their ability to perform server load balancing, intelligent content routing, secure SSL acceleration and offload across VMware ESX servers. This enables IT personnel with greater control over the delivery of the Blackboard application and granular application-level acceleration of their virtual servers. 

"Coyote Point recently joined the Blackboard Partner Program," said Jim Puchbauer, Director of Marketing for Coyote Point Systems. "With the rapid migration of so many educational institutions to online course management, becoming a Blackboard partner allows us to stay on top of the numerous technological changes, and ensure that our Application Delivery Controllers are providing our customers with state of the art equipment to handle their changing needs." 

Coyote Point Systems is exhibiting at Blackboard World, July 14-16, in Orlando, Florida, Booth #903.

About Coyote Point
Coyote Point Systems Inc. is a leader in affordable application delivery and load balancing solutions that enable IT personnel to have greater control over their web and application servers. We provide solutions that deliver reliable, optimized and accelerated application delivery to meet the needs of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). These organizations rely on their servers and the Internet for reliably delivering e-commerce and enterprise applications. Our affordable Equalizer, Envoy and VLB products deliver industry leading price/performance value, enabling SMEs to rapidly grow their business with 24/7 server high-availability, optimized server and WAN performance, flexible scalability and secure application and network access -- while streamlining IT costs. Coyote Point is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, go to, or call us at 1-877-367-2696.

About The University of Alberta School of Business
The University of Alberta School of Business has maintained its place as one of Canada's top five business schools, #1 in the country for career progress and in the top 100 globally, in the prestigious 2010 Financial Times of London (FT) rankings released January 25, 2010. The Alberta School of Business ranked 37th globally and fourth in Canada for overall research. The Alberta MBA ranked top 100 globally and top five in Canada. The Alberta PhD is now ranked 60th globally and fourth in Canada.

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