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Mahwah, U.S.A. -Radware a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced that Knorr-Bremse, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has successfully deployed Radware’s Alteon(R) 5224 application delivery controller (ADC) for uninterrupted Web portal service and highly-available enterprise application services.
With more than 20,000 employees in 85 offices worldwide, Munich-based Knorr-Bremse wanted to consolidate its data center resources and enterprise applications while meeting its need for high availability and avoiding application and connectivity disruptions during the migration.
Knorr-Bremse wanted to consolidate services supporting a range of applications deployed in its data center including ERP applications, customer relationship management and customer-facing Websites for suppliers and automotive customers. The company decided it could address customer support issues by adding a load balancing solution to help it manage its Microsoft Exchange environments more effectively.
After testing ADC solutions from several global vendors, Knorr-Bremse selected Radware’s Alteon 5224 for its superior performance which included five virtual ADCs for load balancing and capitalized on its built-in 10 GE SFP+ ports for a flexible, scalable package.
In addition, Knorr-Bremse felt the Alteon 5224 was best suited for the job due to its future-proof, built-in ADC-VX(TM) hypervisor that integrates with its VMware(R) environment for ADC virtualization, enabling an innovative, on-demand virtualization platform capable of supporting up to 24 virtual ADC instances.
Radware worked with system integrator Controlware of Dietzenbach, Germany to implement the project.
“Radware’s Alteon 5224 enables us to meet and maintain the essential day-to-day load balancing and application acceleration needs of our mission-critical applications while enabling smooth IT infrastructure migration,” said Stefan Hafner, team leader, IT Services, Knorr-Bremse. “As we prepare our infrastructure for future needs, the Alteon 5224 proved to be the best solution capable of supporting virtual ADC services for meeting additional enterprise application deployments with minimal risk.”
Added Martin Kroemer, regional director, Germany and Switzerland, Radware: “Knorr-Bremse required an agile and efficient solution that would meet their application availability and performance demands during a critical IT infrastructure migration. The Alteon 5224 fully delivered that thanks to its built-in ADC virtualization capabilities.
Radware delivered a consolidation platform that can dynamically scale as Knorr-Bremse’s business and applications expand to support new applications, more users and increased traffic without the need to purchase additional ADC units. Also, we are very pleased to work with Controlware, one of on the leading system integrators, to help manage the smooth implementation of the data center migration.”