RESMED ACCELERATES WEB SITE PERFORMANCE WITH PACKETEER’S APPCELERA ICX
Leading global medical device manufacturer speeds web page downloads with Packeteer’s Internet content acceleration technology
Packeteer, a leading provider of application performance infrastructure systems, today announced that ResMed, a leading global respiratory device manufacturer, has selected the AppCelera ICX Internet content acceleration system to speed delivery of the ResMed web site to users worldwide.
“The performance gains we’ve seen since installing the AppCelera ICX in front of our web server are very impressive,” said Shane Finn, global IT manager at ResMed. “Overall page download times are much faster.”
Finn said that although individual page downloads of the graphic-intensive ResMed web site once took up to 20 seconds, users now see the text immediately; the graphics are rendered progressively. This means that site visitors get the information they want faster and stay on the site longer.
AppCelera ICX is a hardware/software appliance that speeds the performance of web-based applications and the display of web content. It combines techniques in content compression, transformation, and caching to improve web response times. AppCelera ICX speeds web content to users’ desktops by adapting it to suit their access speeds and browser types.
A recent test conducted by Exodus Performance Labs (EPL) indicated that AppCelera ICX significantly improved web site performance, specifically with regard to page load time and response time for both HTML and XML files. During test execution, AppCelera ICX reduced the average load time for XML files by more than 94 percent and reduced the transmission time for HTML files by more than 82 percent.
“The ResMed deployment of AppCelera ICX illustrates the value the product offers to both web users and web site hosts,” said Todd Krautkremer, vice president of worldwide marketing for Packeteer. “By accelerating the delivery of web content over the last mile of the connection, AppCelera ICX improves the end-user experience, enhancing web performance and ensuring that users stay connected.”
ResMed (NYSE: RMD) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing, a disorder that affects more than 12 million Americans alone. ResMed has made the Forbes’ list of 200 Best Small Companies in America for four consecutive years; in 2000, ResMed was ranked 34, up from 172 in 1997. In both 1999 and 2000 ResMed also was listed as one of Business Week’s Hundred Hot Growth Companies, and was included in Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. Further information can be obtained by contacting Walter Flicker at ResMed Inc. at (858) 746 2400 ext. 2211, or by visiting the company’s web site at www.resmed.com.
Packeteer (NASDAQ: PKTR) is a leading provider of application performance infrastructure systems designed to provide enterprises and service providers a layer of control for applications delivered across intranets, extranets and the Internet. Packeteer’s products – powered by PacketWise(tm) software – are designed to ensure end-to-end quality of service (QoS) for networked applications and managed services, enhancing users’ quality of experience through comprehensive bandwidth, traffic, content, service-level and policy management. Packeteer’s products are deployed by Global 2000 corporations and service providers, and are sold through more than 100 resellers, distributors and system integrators in more than 50 countries. For more information visit the company’s website at www.packeteer.com.