FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WebMux Goes Beyond Load Balancing - Enables In-House Server Farm
QCorps Residential Ends Night Shift, Saves Time and Money
(Santa Ana, CA, May. 11, 2004)CAI Networks™, a leading provider
of Internet load balancers, and AVANU®, CAI's marketing and distribution
partner, today announced expanded use for the WebMux Pro load balancer
(for GB Ethernet 1000Base-TX) and WebMux load balancer (for Ethernet/Fast
Ethernet 10/100). AVANU clients, such as QCorps Residential featured
here, are using WebMux Pro and WebMux to create their own in-house
server farms, reducing costs and eliminating the night shift.
Jim Rowan, CTO of QCorps Residential, Inc. an Internet transaction
processing company, was tired of going into the office at 2:00AM to
update his servers. Worse, with 35,000 transactions a day, he could lose
valuable e-commerce traffic if he took his server down even for a few
minutes. His solution? Harnessing the power of his WebMux load balancer,
which was already keeping his web traffic flowing smoothly, to build his
own Server Farm.
Jim purchased his first WebMux in 2001 as a low cost, high value load
balancer to manage the ever increasing traffic on his e-commerce
website. "Reliability and speed is what sold us on WebMux. We have one
unit that has been operating for three years, trouble free," Jim says.
WebMux - Work Horse of the Server Farm
As a former jet aviator in the Marines, associated with the Graduate
Schools of Aviation including Top Gun, and with a PhD in Computer Science
and MBA, Jim is always on the look out for products and processes that will
save his firm time and money. While his Internet server environment isn't
simple - he is running a mixed Sun Solaris and Apple OS X web server
farm (in fact, he boasts one of the largest deployments of WebObjects
outside of Apple) ending his late night Internet server work was simple.
With WebMux, Jim simply makes his standby server active, which moves
the incoming traffic off the production server. He then makes updates
to the production server. When that's done, he reverses the steps to
send the traffic back to the newly updated production server. With WebMux
the system stays up and running while maintenance and updates are done
during normal business hours. And, there is no impact on website
Jim says, "The value for our investment in WebMux far exceeds anything
offered by other products." In addition to load balancing and convenient
update timing, Jim uses WebMux for health checks on his network to monitor
changes in traffic patterns to address possible problems or expansion
needs. He has several ways of being notified of system issues, including
alerts from WebMux. With WebMux, redundancy is built in. Jim is able to
do much more between maintenance services.
Jim has been so pleased with the quality, cost and reliability of
WebMux that he recently purchased two WebMux Pros. In addition to WebMux
being a much less expensive product, there's the added peace of mind.
With a three-year track record, he knows it will work.
About QCorps Residential, Inc
QCorps Residential, Inc., www.QCorps.com headquartered in Houston, Texas,
has developed and operates the Resident Connection Service Network, an
extensive network of service providers and privately branded channel
partners enabling millions of U.S. households to order their
household-related services quickly and easily. Consumers can comparison
shop on the Network and purchase telecommunications, utilities, video and
other services conveniently online at a single location - typically
saving 2 to 10 hours and receiving the guaranteed best prices. Qcorps
recently expanded its service area to support all moving and
non-moving U.S. households with major brand name national and local
About CAI Networks, Inc
Founded in 1987, CAI Networks is a leading provider of IP load balancers.
CAI Networks has an engineering and sales office in Santa Ana, California
and sales offices in Europe and Asia. Additionally, CAI has two
factories in Asia, one in Taiwan and one in China. CAI Networks
specializes in Internet appliances and Internet server reliability solutions.
AVANU®, based in San Jose, California, is a Worldwide Authorized
Distributor for CAI Networks. AVANU is a value added distributor
specializing in Internet and networking products. Established in 1997
to support small Internet Service Providers (ISPs), AVANU's reputation for
high-quality, professional, personalized service has accelerated its
growth and customer base to include worldwide ISPs, web hosting companies,
co-location companies, system integrators, small to Fortune 500
companies, educational institutions, local and federal government
agencies. AVANU's goal is to continue to build its product and customer
base while maintaining its high level of integrity, quality and service
with both its customers and suppliers.
Assured Network Solutions, based in Sydney, Australia, is a specialised
Information Technology solutions supplier and consultancy dedicated to
ensuring customer satisfaction by means of the supply and support of
cost effective solutions using innovative technologies in the pursuit of
comprehensive answers to emerging problems. ANS has been distributing
WebMux in Australia and southeast Asia for two years.
For purchase and additional product information please contact:
Call: +1.888.248.4900 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.408.248.8960
In Australia and Asia, Assured Network or call (61)02-99184987
For support or technical information, please contact CAI
Phone: (714) 550-0901
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