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RE: WAN accelerator recommendations

  • From: Ledwidge, Feargal
  • Date: Wed May 26 17:35:21 2004

I worked very heavily with the expand product line in 1999 thru 2001. 

Our site was one of the beta test sites for their frame-relay product.

Their products are first class and yielded us fabulous results. 

Here's an extract from a CIO magazine article referencing my experience:

Expand Networks of Roseland, N.J., builds network accelerators that save
bandwidth by using several techniques. In one way, the accelerators can
recognize the data packets in a single communications session, strip out
their headers (which, by definition, are all the same), and replace them
with a two-bit session number. Feargal Ledwidge, network manager for
Irvine, Calif.-based Wyle Electronics, says he's seen a threefold to
fourfold increase in effective bandwidth by using the products. "Without
these accelerators we would probably have had to double our bandwidth
purchases," he says.

Bottom-line - their products rock and from what I hear just keep getting
better & better


Feargal Ledwidge
Web Services Engineer
NRT Web Services

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Ray [] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:01 PM
To: Matt Bazan
Subject: Re: WAN accelerator recommendations

On Tue, 25 May 2004 16:02:57 -0700, you wrote:

>	I'm looking for advice and recommendations on WAN (T1 speeds)
>accelerator devices.  I've seen the literature on the offerings from
>Peribit, NetCelera and Packeteer and am looking for some real-world
>feedback.  Can anyone provide me with their experiences using these
>products or similar?  Thanks,
>  Matt

For what it is worth, one of the partners I work with was going
through the due diligence of reviewing and testing WAN accelerator
devices for their branch offices instead of pulling in more circuits. 

They were leaning toward Expand Network's gear but the entire project
was dropped so they are still in the same boat.

Expand's site:


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