Talari Networks Launches Mercury T5000 WAN Appliance

The company also released an upgrade of its APNware software, featuring improved scalability and performance.

Talari Networks launched the latest addition to the company’s line of Mercury WAN appliances, the Mercury T5000, which delivers enterprise-grade WAN connectivity features to support the requirements of large data centers and call centers.

The T5000 supports bandwidth aggregation up to 3G bps upstream and 3G bps downstream across as many as eight WAN connections. It also acts as a control unit for all other Talari appliances, including the T510 for small office/home office and small branch offices, and the T730, T750 and T3000 for large branch offices and corporate or main headquarters. The T5000 also includes a software upgrade to Talari's Adaptive Private Networking software, APNware 2.5, which supports the company’s family of Mercury WAN Appliances. The software upgrade includes added capabilities designed to support enterprises with more locations and sites, as well as improved scalability and performance, especially for small packet applications, such as voice over IP (VOIP), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and video conferencing.

"Data centers and call centers increasingly expect their WANs to support delay-intolerant applications, such as VOIP, that require significantly higher performance, predictability and reliability from the network," John Mazur, 451 Research senior analyst, said in a statement. "Enhancing application performance with WAN augmentation appliances like Talari's that aggregate and orchestrate leased lines with low-cost broadband Internet links from multiple providers, with policy-based QoS [quality of service] controls, significantly improves WAN throughput and reliability, and thus application performance."

APNware software aggregates multiple links in parallel with dynamic pathways to achieve greater reliability and resiliency through broadband and other commodity networks. APNware 2.5 performs sub-second analysis and builds a real-time map of the quality of those links to determine where to send each packet, then applies QoS engine to prioritize which applications use the best links at any given time.

“The T5000 is crafted for call centers that have the utmost requirements for reliability and performance. It offers the best resilience available to insulate applications from network outages, without call drops or user disruption, while avoiding and mitigating congestion, latency, jitter and loss, resulting in the highest possible user voice quality experience,” Talari's Vice President of Engineering John Dickey said in a statement. “Our APNware is ideal for voice because it provides end-to-end QoS across multiple, simultaneous, disparate WAN networks, combining them into a seamless constantly monitored secure virtual WAN. The T5000 with APNware now provides service levels of up to five times more than earlier versions and is ideal for customers who need to pump data across virtual WANs at multi-gigabit rates. It provides WAN insurance to the users and peace of mind to the IT organization.”