Bletchley, Milton Keynes - 28th February 2008 - Coyote Point Express increases Equalizer network impact, web site performance and availability

Improve end-user experience 5x while reducing bandwith costs with Equalizer Express

A key issue for website operators is the need to offer a fast response time to site visitors. Over time, with more sophistication in design and implementation, web page size, encryption and TCP/IP processing times have lead to increased download times for visitors. One of the greatest factors contributing to this network strain is dynamically generated content - for which compression is the best solution.

Compression is the key to reducing the strain caused by dynamically generated content, TCP/IP processing and can increase the throughput of SSL accelerators. With this in mind, Coyote Point have launched the Express card - a 1 Gbps compression accelerator for their Equalizer load balancer range.

Express frees Equalizer's CPU to concentrate on its primary tasks by offloading HTTP/HTTPS compression to the two dedicated compression engines on each PCI-X card. Distributing the load evenly between the two engines, Express compresses web pages using HTML, JavaScript, CSS and other text-based languages by 2-6 times. Not only does Express expedite the download of content, it can also reduce bandwidth costs by reducing the total volume of data transmitted. With less data to transmit, the demands of processing TCP/IP are reduced, saving potentially expensive CPU cycles - a significant issue in high traffic situations.

ipcortex Director Rob Pickering commented, "The Coyote Point Equalizer range already helps thousands of organisations in improving their network performance, reliability and resilience. Express builds upon these strengths, resulting in cost effective, comprehensive web traffic optimisation - for both SME and enterprise applications."

Coyote Point Equalizer Express is compatible with E350si, E450si and E550si load balancers. Express requires one free PCI slot and software version 7.2.4.