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Mosaic & Certeon Partner to Deliver WAN Optimization Solutions to Virtualized Data Centers to enable high performance, cost-effective solutions for disaster recovery

Certeon, the leading provider of virtualized WAN optimization and application acceleration, today announced that Mosaic Technology, a leader in delivering complete data center solutions, is partnering with Certeon to provide virtualized WAN optimization solutions for storage and disaster recovery environments. Mosaic will resell Certeon’s aCelera virtual appliances to improve the performance and reduce the cost of its customers’ backup and recovery operations.

Mosaic Technology is a leader in data center optimization, including virtualization, Dell storage solutions, disaster recovery, high availability (HA), VMware Site Recovery Manager™ and virtual desktop deployments. Mosaic is a Dell Certified Enterprise Solutions Partner and a VMware Enterprise Certified Partner, with core expertise in VMware’s Site Recovery Manager.

Certeon was the first vendor to introduce a truly virtualized WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, aCelera virtual appliance software, for reducing remote application  response time, increasing scalability and lowering IT costs. With the addition of aCelera Sync software, Certeon delivers the industry’s first virtual appliance to dramatically reduce data backup and recovery time and lower network bandwidth requirements for the business continuity market. Certeon’s aCelera Sync enables IT managers to consolidate the management of their remote
business continuity environments and eliminate the costs and risks of off-site tape transport and storage. Certeon is a certified VMware Technology Alliance Partner and a Dell Technology Partner.

In optimizing data center business continuity environments, Mosaic recognized the need for a virtualized WAN optimization solution, such as Certeon’s aCelera Sync, to maximize data replication between multiple remote Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs. Many of Mosaic’s customers were using Dell SANs for compliance and disaster recovery when backing up Microsoft Exchange e-mail and Oracle-based financial databases. aCelera Sync enables those customers to more frequently backup and replicate mission critical data without the cost associated with purchasing additional network bandwidth.

Mosaic also determined that by using a virtual application accelerator with high availability, it could provide its strategic customers with increased performance and continuous data protection and replication within their virtualized environments. aCelera Sync enables continuous backup and replication of data because there are not delays or queuing. Also, as virtual appliance, aCelera Sync works in conjunction with a hypervisor’s provisioning and HA capabilities and is easier to deploy on HA systems in remote replication sites.

“Certeon’s aCelera Sync is an architecturally perfect match for our virtualization and WAN optimization services,” said Art Demirjian, VP sales and marketing, Mosaic. “As one of the region’s largest Dell EqualLogic and VMware solution providers, we see aCelera Sync enabling us to improve our customers’ data center initiatives and user experience and to maximize their initial storage investments.”

Recent customer results after using aCelera Sync demonstrated an immediate two to five times decrease in backup and replication times without an increase in bandwidth. Certeon’s solution has also been reported by customers to be three to four times less expensive than competitive hardware appliances.

Business continuity processes such as data backup and replication can be significantly slowed over a WAN. Low bandwidth, high latency, contention and packet loss can result in longer backup windows and the need to buy more and more bandwidth to support growing amounts of backup data. Certeon’s aCelera Sync is specifically designed to remove these network issues and enable enterprises to quickly and efficiently achieve RTO and RPO goals. It reduces the amount of traffic going over the WAN, delaying the need for additional bandwidth upgrades and associated costs.

Nondisruptive, aCelera Sync allows backup and replication as often as needed.

“Enterprises deploying virtualization to optimize their data centers need to also consider virtualized WAN optimization to leverage their investment in mission-critical environments such as data protection and replication,” stated Peter Dougherty, CEO and president, Certeon. “Our aCelera Sync WAN acceleration solution along with Mosaic’s data center optimization services enables enterprises to maximize their investments and realize a quicker ROI.”

About Certeon

Certeon is the leader in virtualized WAN optimization. Certeon’s aCelera software is the first WAN optimization and application acceleration virtual appliance to deliver acceleration, scalability and manageability. It reduces application response time over the WAN and lowers network bandwidth requirements up to 95 percent without proprietary hardware appliances. The aCelera family of software-based solutions includes aCelera virtual appliance and aCelera Client for optimized  desktop-to-data-center performance and aCelera Sync for efficient business continuity over the WAN. As more resources (i.e., CPU, memory and disk) are added, aCelera performance scales
linearly and supports up to 50 percent more concurrent accelerated connections than do “closed” proprietary hardware appliances. Enterprises and managed service providers can save as much as 60 percent in total cost of ownership when deploying aCelera software to virtualized data centers, cloud environments or remote offices. For more information, visit

About Mosaic Technology

Mosaic Technology is a leader in data center optimization, including virtualization, Dell storage solutions, disaster recovery, high availability and VMware Site Recovery Manager deployments.


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