Ipanema Enhances Automatic Bandwidth Tracking for Improved Application Performance Guarantees


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Ipanema Enhances Automatic Bandwidth Tracking for Improved Application Performance Guarantees

Facilitates the Provisioning of Voice and Video Services
Over IP Networks

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 5, 2008—Ipanema Technologies, a leader in application traffic management systems for wide area networks (WANs), today announced that it has enhanced its automatic bandwidth tracking capabilities for its Business Network Optimization Solution.

The latest version of its software, which runs on its hardware components, the ip|engines, contains enhanced capabilities designed to enable the system to adapt more rapidly to changing network conditions that can affect critical application performance.

This bandwidth tracking technology uses the Ipanema system’s understanding of the whole network and per-direction congestion detection mechanisms to evaluate the optimum throughput rates for data in any direction in a meshed network using the actual traffic generated by the sites. This congestion detection is coupled to Ipanema’s optimization technology that then rapidly alters the balance of traffic flowing in a particular direction to guarantee appropriate bandwidth to pre-defined critical applications such as voice, video or other key applications.

The enhancements to the system enable improved protection of UDP-based critical application flows such as voice and video, which are typically most affected by dynamic bandwidth change, while the system determines the new throughput capacity available. This facility to manage each possible direction of data flow separately, in real-time, to constantly ensure that the available resources are used in the most business-efficient manner is a cornerstone of the Ipanema system’s application performance guarantee capability.

This ability to adapt to changing network performance is particularly important to enterprises using networks where bandwidth availability can fluctuate, such as Internet VPNs, Frame Relay, ADSL or MPLS networks. By detecting and automatically adapting to these fluctuations, the Ipanema System can guarantee that the enterprises’ critical applications, including ERP, CRM, Voice and video conferencing applications retain access to the network resources they require without the need for complex, static, policy-based QoS rules or bandwidth reservations.

Mark Burton, Ipanema’s director of product management said, ” The Ipanema solution takes a systematic global approach to WAN Optimization. This can be seen in an enterprise running MPLS networks real-time applications, where critical voice or video flows come and go between branch sites without necessarily passing through data centers where the transactional applications are hosted. The Ipanema system’s global visibility and the newly enhanced control methodology allow it to adapt to this dynamic network usage in real-time without operator intervention. This results in guaranteeing both the real-time of voice, video and transactional application performance.”

Houda Chabir Robert, VP North America for Ipanema Technologies said, “Thanks to Ipanema’s global approach, the system will automatically adapt to the bandwidth available to maintain the best performances for all business critical applications. Because no operator intervention is needed, the solution is cost effective and guarantees the quality of experience for the end users resulting in better productivity for the enterprise.”

The latest version of the Business Network Optimization Solution is now available.

About Ipanema Technologies (www.ipanematech.com)
Ipanema is a provider of advanced application traffic management solutions that align the network with business goals. Network integrators market Ipanema’s Business Network Optimization solutions to enterprises, while telecom service providers and network managed service providers offer those as a service.

The Business Network Optimization solution is simple, automated and scalable and allows enterprises to easily control, guarantee and accelerate their critical application performance regardless of network conditions. It relies on Ipanema’s Autonomic Networking System to provide: full Visibility of application flows over the network, global and dynamic Optimization of network resources, transparent application Acceleration, Network Application Governance functions and Scalable Service Delivery capabilities.
Ipanema’s Business Network Optimization solutions are deployed in more than 75 countries. Its customers include large organizations such as Leroy Merlin, Sodiaal, Altadis, Brittany Ferries, Bongrain, Michael Page, NH Hoteles, SGS, Nespresso, Clariant, TNT, L’Oréal, Cap Gemini, Henkel, the French Army, Europcar, Rhodia, Lexmark, etc.

For additional information, contact:
Elyse Familant
GCC, Inc.
[email protected]

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