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CloudOpt Announces WAN Optimization Service for Rackspace Public Cloud

April 25
09:26 2014

Redwood City, CA – CloudOpt™, experts in WAN optimization for the cloud, today announced that Speed-as-a-Service™, the innovative service that delivers the most cost effective and easy to use data acceleration solution for the cloud, is now available on Rackspace Public Cloud data centers in Chicago and Sydney, Australia. Running on Rackspace Public Cloud, CloudOpt dramatically accelerates the movement of data to or from Rackspace data centers and services such as RackSpace Cloud Files and Cloud Servers. Speed-as-a-Service has helped customers reduce data transfer times and costs by up to 90%. Additional Rackspace data centers will be added in response to customer demand.

Businesses today are increasingly locating their IT applications in the cloud and consolidating their servers into data centers. This is creating rapid growth in data transfer volume between the cloud and data centers resulting in network congestion and slower response time. CloudOpt’s technology dramatically reduces the volume of data being transferred enabling significantly faster data transfers without needing to upgrade network capacity.

Delivered as a service, costly and complex hardware or software appliances are no longer necessary. Deployable in minutes, Speed-as-Service enables Rackspace Cloud users to greatly enhance cloud application access and data movement. By reducing the amount of data transferred, bandwidth charges are substantially reduced. Gigabytes of data can now be moved to/from applications and storage at Rackspace at a fraction of the cost and time that users are experiencing today.

Accelerating large transfers of data into and out of the cloud, Speed-as-a-Service is an ideal solution for:

  • Near real time replication of databases across data centers
  • Fast Big Data uploads to the cloud
  • Full daily backups to the cloud
  • Rapid restoration of cloud backup data
  • Migrating applications with large databases to Rackspace Cloud.

Requiring no networking expertise, Speed-as-a-Service is accessed using an easy to install Windows or Linux client. The CloudOpt client intercepts data destined for addresses in the Rackspace Public Cloud, establishes a secure and encrypted connection to the Speed-as-a-Service network in the requested data center, applies compression, deduplication, and protocol optimizations and then delivers the data to its original destination within Rackspace. Speed-as-a-Service remembers what data has been sent and does not resend data in subsequent transfers, which can result in over 90% improvement in transfer times.

“CloudOpt is pleased to add support for Rackspace Public Cloud,” said Dave Burow, CEO of CloudOpt. “Rackspace’s global footprint and OpenStack-based hybrid cloud offering make it a popular choice for business users.”

CloudOpt is offering users a free 15-day trial. This free trial can be accessed at

About CloudOpt
Dedicated to making the power of cloud computing accessible to organizations everywhere, CloudOpt’s Speed-as-a-Service™ offers businesses superior performance, ease of use and the most cost effective solution for accelerating data movement to and from the cloud. With operations in the Silicon Valley, Seattle and Belfast, Northern Ireland, CloudOpt’s Speed-as-a-Service™ is available on Rackspace Public Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure and Google Compute Engine and can be deployed on other popular IaaS clouds or in on premise data centers.

CloudOpt and Speed-as-a-Service are trademarks of CloudOpt, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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