Executive Summary

 
 
By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-12-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


: AppCelera ICX-95"> Executive Summary: AppCelera ICX-95

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Excellent
Scalability Fair
Security Good
Although it cant accelerate all content to every Web browser, Packeteers AppCelera ICX-95 is the only appliance weve seen that accelerates Web content based on user-side connection speed and browser type. The appliance provides solid content compression capabilities for sites that must deliver faster page viewing experiences to end users.

COST ANALYSIS

The ICX-95 has an upfront cost of $24,000; the SSL offloading option brings the price to $28,000. This is comparable to rival appliances, which range from $20,000 to $30,000. The ICX-95 can support as many as 64 Web servers without additional licensing fees, and Packeteer offers lower-end models for sites on smaller budgets.

(+) Robust content compression capabilities; Gigabit Ethernet support; built-in redundant power supply.

(-) Content acceleration works only on IE 5.0 and later for some file types; reports are not exportable.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Redlines T/X 2400
  • NetScalers RS9200/9600
  • www.packeteer.com/products/appcelera/



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