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NetEx HyperIP

NetEx HyperIP

The price of bandwidth is dropping, but it's still one of the largest expenses for an IT organization. Exponential data growth and new regulations have combined to place added pressure on storage applications to meet geographically dispersed user requirements. When a TCP/IP WAN has a typical packet loss of approximately 1%, data protection windows for operations such as volume replications can be missed. Packet loss is a direct result of bit error rate (BER), jitter, network congestion, distance, router buffer overruns and multiple service providers.

By eliminating or reducing TCP/ IP network degradation, Network Executive (NetEx) Software Inc.'s HyperIP accelerates application throughput, the company claims, from 300% to 1,000% compared to the transmission rate of typical IP networks. HyperIP's compression can increase that throughput an additional two to 15 times, depending on the data's compressibility. Of course, your mileage will vary, but those are pretty impressive numbers.

Said one judge: "[HyperIP] solves a costly market problem. [It's] a unique product that is very easy to use and manage. The value is exceptional."

Users simply plug the HyperIP appliance into their IP switch and assign the storage applications to accelerate. HyperIP works with any IP-based storage application, and has been certified with EMC's SRDF Adaptive Copy, IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager, Microsoft's Exchange NetBios, Network Appliance's SnapMirror, Oracle Corp.'s databases, and Veritas Software's Volume Replicator and NetBackup.

For companies looking to reduce backup windows and increase productivity, HyperIP can help them to achieve those objectives.

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