Application accelerating was the topic of a recent chat I enjoyed with the folks from Coyote Point recently. We were speaking about a new acceleration appliance, the Equalizer 650si, that they were launching. It's one of a family of appliances that the company offers.
Coyote Point is attempting to achieve the following goals with their products:
- Non-stop Availability to Mission Critical Applications
- Fast SSL and Web Compression Acceleration
- Small to Midrange Company Affordability with Enterprise-level performance
- Gigabit Speeds
What Coyote Point had to say about their new baby
When your goal is superior application performance and availability the Equalizer 650si (E650si) is an all-in-one application delivery appliance designed to do just that. With load balancing performance at all Gigabit speeds and boasting built in hardware based SSL processing and HTTP Web compression this flagship Equalizer appliance has everything you need to assure your applications are always available and performing at peak speeds.
There are a number of ways to increase perceived application performance. One of the ways, of course, is to run the applications on very powerful machines. That might be overkill for an I/O intensive application. Adding more processor power to the configuration may do little to improve overall performance in that case.
If the application is constrained by the performance of the database, adding more memory or a faster storage subsystem might do a great deal more for application performance than merely adding a faster processor.
If the application is constrained by network delays, something from Coyote Point just might do the trick. Coyote Point's products are doing all sorts of caching and data flow optimization to increase the perceived performance at the end user's device. While I won't try to explain everything that they're doing inside of the appliance, it's pretty clear that they're trying to send data out only once, compress and optimize the data flow and several other types of clever optimization techniques.
If your Web-based applications seem a bit slow at the user's end point device, it might be wise to see what Coyote Point can do to help.