Talari Offers Mercury T750 WAN Virtualization Appliance

The Mercury T750 works in concert with the company's T730 appliances deployed at branch-office sites.

Talari Networks announced the addition of the Mercury T750 appliance to its family of adaptive private-networking products for WAN Virtualization. Aimed at midsized enterprises with up to 24 remote sites, the T750 is designed to provide business-class (99.99 percent or greater) reliability and predictable performance by using inexpensive public WAN links. The Mercury T750 appliance became available this week, with a suggested list price of $21,995.

The T750, announced Jan. 17, is designed for deployment in the data center for enterprises with up to 24 remote offices or within larger deployments with regional data centers or co-location facilities. It works in concert with Talari's T730 appliances deployed at branch-office sites, Talari's T200 appliances deployed in small office/home office locations, and Talari's T3000 appliances at larger data centers.

"Many enterprises that have deployed WAN Optimization solutions are now looking for the next technology to further improve application delivery and to reduce costs," Michael Kennedy, principal at Network Strategy Partners, said in a statement. "For these and other enterprises, Talari's technology is the logical next step, as it enables enterprises to inexpensively add bandwidth, reliability and application predictability for all applications, including real-time applications, such as VOIP (voice over IP) and VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)."

The appliance is a 1U rack-mountable device that supports WAN bandwidth aggregation up to 120M bps downstream and 60M bps upstream while doing 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption. It runs the same APN (Access Point Name) software as the existing T3000 data center appliances but in a smaller form factor, according to a company statement. The appliance includes nine user-configurable GE ports, two bypass port pairs, a management interface and an SSD (solid-state disk) drive.

As a result, the company claimed, enterprise WAN customers: Gain 30 to 100 times the bandwidth per dollar; can reduce monthly WAN service costs by 40 percent to 90 percent, and have greater reliability and application performance predictability than existing private WANs that use single-provider frame relay or MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) services.

"For years, enterprise IT managers have been dependent exclusively on expensive Frame Relay or MPLS circuits for their four nines reliability, even though public Internet connectivity has been widely available at a fraction of the cost," Andrew Gottlieb, founder and CEO of Talari Networks, said in a statement. "Talari's innovative approach and technology combines multiple sources of public Internet bandwidth in parallel to deliver the same, or better, quality than expensive WAN bandwidth, enabling enterprises to reduce WAN expenses by up to 90 percent."