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Zeus Partner Perks

Posted by bobegilbert on September 1, 2011

Untitled Continuing our series of posts introducing one of our latest acquisitions, Zeus Technology, today we thought we’d take a look at the robust partnerships Zeus has established that further advance the flexibility and performance of our new ADC offering.

Zeus’ partner program, which includes resellers, cloud providers and technology partners, helped make its ADC technology increasingly accessible for users all over the world through partners in Japan, Africa, India, and beyond. With the growing uptake in cloud services, however, it was in this area where Zeus really gained traction.

Adoption of cloud computing is expected to reach 80-90 percent in the next five years, according to an AFCOM survey, so, naturally, more and more companies are looking for solutions to keep their applications and services up and running in the cloud, even during high spikes in demand. As a pure-software solution, Zeus was the only suitable ADC provider for such flexible environments, making it the ideal solution and, thus, the leader in cloud-based ADC. Steve Steinke, 451 Group Analyst, even called Zeus the “poster child of software DCCAs” (data center communication accelerators).

By partnering with leading cloud providers, including Amazon, RightScale, Joyent, GoGrid, SunGard, Voxel, etc. –  the list goes on and on – businesses have access to Zeus’ flexible and easily-deployable load balancing technology, so they can better deliver fast, secure and available Web applications. Having such a flexible solution helps Zeus meet cloud providers customers’ varying cloud needs, particularly those that have multi-cloud environments or advanced cloud requirements, such as cloud bursting or cloud balancing. With such capabilities, end users can easily scale cloud capacity to meet various traffic demands, as well as shift capacity to another cloud in the event of an outage.

One reason cloud balancing is becoming increasingly important is because it ensures customers have uninterrupted service for their cloud-based applications. And, with all the recent cloud outages plaguing companies across a wide range of industries, this is becoming all the more important. By partnering with Zeus, cloud providers can prevent customers from suffering downtime by balancing resources and incoming requests across different availability zones within their own cloud, with another cloud provider, or even with the customer’s own data center. It’s the simple “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” approach and cloud providers, like those partnering with Zeus, are quickly catching on and realizing the benefits of such intelligent ADC technology.

Zeus’ partnerships, enabled by the technology’s flexibility, scalability and reliability, have been a critical factor in the company’s success, especially with the continued growth and adoption of cloud computing. But, don’t take our word for it; check out this video of what Zeus’ partners are saying.



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