Call a Specialist Today! 800-886-5369

Array Networks WAN2900
WAN Optimization Controller

Array Networks WAN2900

Array Networks WAN Appliance Hardware
WAN2900 Appliance Hardware (2x1 GbE copper, 2x1 GbE included bypass ports, dual AC power supplies, up to 1 Gbps throughput & 100,000 TCP connections, 2U)
Must select aCelera License
#AW990103
Our Price: $29,995.00
WAN2900 Appliance Hardware (2x1 GbE copper, 2x10GbE Fiber included bypass ports, dual AC power supplies, up to 1 Gbps throughput & 100,000 TCP connections, 2U)
Must select aCelera License
#AW990108
Our Price: $39,995.00
WAN2900 AW990103 Model Support
WAN2900 AW990103 Model - Gold Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 24X7 Phone Support, Software Upgrade, and Advance Replacement Learn more
#GS990103
Our Price: $5,999.00
WAN2900 AW990103 Model - Silver Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 12X5 Phone Support and Software Upgrade Learn more
#SS990103
Our Price: $4,799.00
WAN2900 AW990103 Model - Bronze Service
Includes: Software Updates, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, and Software Upgrade Learn more
#BS990103
Our Price: $3,599.00
WAN2900 AW990108 Model Support
WAN2900 AW990108 Model - Gold Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 24X7 Phone Support, Software Upgrade, and Advance Replacement Learn more
#GS990108
Our Price: $7,999.00
WAN2900 AW990108 Model - Silver Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 12X5 Phone Support and Software Upgrade Learn more
#SS990108
Our Price: $6,399.00
WAN2900 AW990108 Model - Bronze Service
Includes: Software Updates, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, and Software Upgrade Learn more
#BS990108
Our Price: $4,799.00

Click here to jump to more pricing!

Overview:

The WAN2900 is a 2RU dual-power appliance with 1Gbps throughput that supports up to 100,000 concurrent TCP connections and is commonly deployed for data center connectivity.

Array aCelera WAN Accelerators

WAN Optimization

Application Acceleration

Whether accelerating headquarters to branch, data center to data center, cloud to customer or remote and mobile access connections, aCelera improves application response times by up to 50x while reducing bandwidth utilization by up to 95%. Supported applications include file sharing, email, collaboration, enterprise applications, software distribution, test and development and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Stopwatch icon

Backup & Replication

Deployed at data centers, remote and branch offices and mirrored sites – as well as public, private and hybrid clouds – aCelera improves data transfer times by up to 50x while reducing bandwidth utilization by up to 95%. Supported backup and replication applications include Dell EqualLogic, IBM Tivoli Fast Back and Storage Manager, NetApp SnapMirror and other leading solutions.

aCelera

TCP Optimization

aCelera is Array’s core WAN optimization feature set included with every aCelera physical and virtual appliance, as well as aCelera for Windows. TCP optimizations such as window scaling, congestion avoidance, fast convergence and selective acknowledgement promote fairness between data flows, better utilization of high and low bandwidth connections and faster recovery in the event of packet loss.

Stream-Based Differencing

Patent-pending stream-based differencing enables continuous identification and analysis of larger streams of data in sequential order. Stream-based differencing facilitates the compression, organization and differencing of all data types as part of an overall data reduction and optimization process.

Application Blueprints

Application blueprints optimize protocols so they operate efficiently across wide area networks. Using techniques such as local acknowledgement of requests, request pipelining, pre-fetching data and request bundling, blueprints significantly improve application performance. In addition, blueprints provide the application intelligence required for content-aware de-duplication.

Content-Aware-De-Duplication

Strips off TCP/IP and protocol encapsulation to create a clean history that results in better data reduction, faster data transfers and superior matching for content transferred using different protocols.

Single Instance Store

aCelera’s unique single instance store provides a scalable resource to implement data differencing such that unchanged data is not sent over the network twice. In addition, the store scales linearly with available memory and enables predictive preloading based on usage patterns.

Compression & Traffic Shaping

Compresses the first pass of data, and then uses application blueprints to perform content-aware de-duplication and prevent long-term performance degradation. For business-critical applications, traffic shaping may be used to assign guaranteed bandwidth to particular hosts, networks, ports or applications.

aCelera CMS

aCelera Configuration Management System

With aCelera CMS, administrators gain a single console from which to view and manage all aCelera WAN accelerator deployments. aCelera CMS may be used with a few instances or with thousands of appliances and provides enormous benefits in streamlining management tasks.

CMS allows policies to be managed at global level rather than device by device, and allows aCelera to be deployed anywhere in the world in less than thirty minutes. In addition, CMS simplifies change management and keeps a central backup of device configurations to ensure business continuity.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Improve application response times by up to 50x while reducing bandwidth utilization by up to 95%
  • Supports 50% more accelerated connections as compared to competing solutions at significantly less cost, delivering ROI in extremely short timeframes
  • Purpose-built to reduce the impact of network congestion, latency and packet loss that combine to slow end-user response times and the transfer of data
  • Application-specific blueprints and specific protocol optimizations eliminate redundant and chatty traffic
  • Stream-based differencing for eliminating the transmission of content previously received in local data stores
  • Compression for reducing the amount of data transmitted over wide area connections
  • Window resizing, persistent connections and small packet aggregation for dramatically improving TCP performance
  • Integrated QoS, traffic shaping and SSL for optimizing, prioritizing and securing traffic on your network
  • Deliver cost-effective non-intrusive audio and video using QoS to guarantee bandwidth and prevent jitter and latency from impacting audio, video and VoIP apps
  • Future-proof deployment in today and tomorrow’s data centers, public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds, remote locations and remote and mobile users - or any combination
  • Physical appliances supporting from 10Mbps to 1Gbps and up to 100,000 concurrent TCP connections. Virtual appliances supporting up to 1Gbps and 64,000 concurrent TCP connections
  • Software available for VMware ESXi and Windows Server
  • Integrated automated failover for high availability in business critical environments
  • Simplified management of physical and virtual appliances via transparent addressing, statistical performance dashboards and auto discovery
  • Centralized provisioning of physical and virtual appliances and mobile clients, Web services integration with 3rd party management tools or integration with virtualization management systems

Features:

Application & Replication Acceleration

aCelera physical and virtual appliances and software are deployed symmetrically at both ends of wide area connections, such as headquarters to branch, data center to data center, cloud to customer or remote and mobile access.

Array WAN optimization controllers eliminate traditional network constraints and geographical barriers – accelerating replication times and providing any user, anywhere with a LAN-like experience when working with business-critical applications and data.

Each aCelera WAN optimization solution shares an all-inclusive feature set and is available with right-sized concurrent connection packs for simple, cost-effective ordering.

WAN Op inforgraphic

Product Description

aCelera WAN Optimization

Array’s award-winning aCelera WAN optimization controllers help enterprises eliminate network constraints and accelerate application performance to provide a LAN-like experience when accessing applications and data from branch offices, data centers or the cloud. Array Networks® pioneered application-level acceleration and currently leads the way in cross-platform support for physical and virtual appliances and software-only WAN optimization.

Combining advanced features for application and data acceleration with flexible deployment options, aCelera WAN optimization controllers are futureproof IT investments that minimize costs and enable further consolidation of IT operations. If you require application acceleration, virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing or disaster recovery, Array aCelera can help.

Stream-Based Differencing

Array’s patent-pending stream-based differencing enables continuous identification and analysis of larger streams of data in sequential order. Streambased differencing facilitates the compression, organization and differencing of all data types as part of an overall data reduction and optimization process. Stream-based differencing efficiently utilizes system capacity to optimally support a large history database that scales along with available resources.

Single Instance Store

Single instance store provides a scalable resource to implement data differencing so that unchanged data is not sent over the network twice. The store also prevents multiple copies of the same data from being stored and maintained and enables predictive preloading based on usage patterns. The history store scales linearly with memory, and storage space adjustments are easy to implement both on physical appliances and in virtual environments.

Single instance store allows aCelera to scale to support the needs of large deployments while maintaining high levels of performance, and is critical to supporting individual users without over-utilizing data stores in the data center or cloud. Single instance store also enables peak performance for complex environments such as meshed networks.

WAN Op infographic 2

Proxy & Connection Handling

Proxy and connection handling technologies with protocol transparency for CIFS, MAPI, HTTP, HTTPS, RPC-to-NFS and others are lightweight and high performance and are designed to integrate with and take advantage of high-performance appliances and virtualization platforms. Proxy and connection handling is not tied to underlying hardware or operating systems and scalability varies by physical appliance or with the size of CPU and memory in virtual environments.

Forwarding Plane

Forwarding plane is a proprietary technology that allows aCelera to statefully track hundreds of thousands of flows with minimal CPU impact. The forwarding plane also allows for the most flexible deployment and support of network topologies including WCCP, VRRP, PBR and static routing.

Compression

Compression provides an ideal balance between data reduction and maximized throughput by performing compression on the first pass of data and then leveraging application acceleration blueprints to deliver content-aware de-duplication that separates encapsulation from the payload to prevent long-term performance degradation.

Content-Aware De-Duplication

aCelera content-aware de-duplication goes beyond that of other WAN optimization vendors. As data streams are processed, aCelera segments and builds histories and distinguishes the protocol used to transfer the content. By stripping off both TCP/IP and protocol encapsulation, aCelera creates a clean history based on pure content.

Because disk space is not filled with protocol encapsulations that will never be matched in the future, it can be used more effectively to enable better long-term performance; moreover, content that is written cleanly gets better matching. As a result, aCelera delivers better data reduction, faster data transfers and superior matching when content is transferred using different protocols.

TCP Optimization

TCP optimization makes transfers more efficient across wide area networks and enables better utilization of both high and low bandwidth environments, faster recovery after packet loss and bandwidth fairness with other data flows. TCP optimization features include:

Window Scaling – Increases the default 64K TCP window size to ensure efficient throughput in long fat networks

Slow Start with Congestion Avoidance – Determines available bandwidth and avoids sending more data than networks can handle

Fast Convergence – Rapidly increases throughput of each new TCP connection to ensure optimum throughput

Selective Acknowledgement – Precisely determines packets lost during transmission, retransmits only lost packets

Application Blueprints

Legacy application protocols, such as CIFS for file sharing or MAPI for mail, were not designed to run over wide area networks. These protocols break data up into chunks and wait for one chunk to be received before sending another. This is known as chattiness, and chattiness can only be solved by applying application-level intelligence and optimization.

aCelera application blueprints optimize protocols so they operate efficiently across wide area networks. They use techniques such as local acknowledgements of requests, request pipelining, pre-fetching data and combining requests together to significantly accelerate applications. In addition, application blueprints provide application intelligence to the aCelera de-duplication engine to enable content-aware de-duplication.

Traffic Shaping & Secure WAN

Integrated traffic shaping and SSL encryption allow IT to prioritize and secure traffic on the network. Leveraging traffic shaping, guaranteed bandwidth may be assigned to particular hosts, networks, ports or applications. Moreover, by enabling encryption, accelerated traffic can be transmitted over SSL connections to ensure security for traffic sent between aCelera appliances.

aCelera Configuration Management System (CMS)

The aCelera configuration management system enables global configuration and deployment of physical and virtual aCelera appliances. CMS uses templates, so that settings that are common between appliances can be easily managed from one configuration. Changes only need to be made once and will propagate throughout the system, creating simplicity and eliminating errors.

CMS provides IT administrators with an easy-touse solution for centralized provisioning, drag-anddrop configuring, appliance management and a centralized view of entire aCelera deployments.

CMS was designed with the needs of the CIO and IT administrator in mind, optimizing operational efficiency for branch acceleration management and thereby lowering TCO for the enterprise.

aCelera Mobile

aCelera Mobile provides application acceleration using software installed on laptop computers for users who work remotely and independently and mobile users based out of remote offices. aCelera Mobile allows users to benefit from downloads that others in the remote office have already made.

Array’s approach to creating peering relationships between aCelera history stores allows multiple users’ histories to benefit each other, a feature which is a key differentiator between aCelera and competing solutions. Leveraging the same features and capabilities present on aCelera physical and virtual appliances, Array is able to extend industry-leading WAN optimization performance to remote and mobile environments and users.

Flexible Platform Options

aCelera is available as a physical appliance or as a virtual appliance or as software for Windows Server. Deployed as a physical appliance, aCelera is packaged on Array’s high-performance WAN Series hardware to provide the right balance of price, performance and scalability. Deployed as a virtual appliance, aCelera may be installed on industry-leading VMware ESXi hypervisors and may be scaled by increasing CPU cores, memory and disk space. Moreover, aCelera virtual appliances and software can easily be downloaded to remote locations and provisioned dynamically for desired user workloads.

In the data center, aCelera may be deployed on WAN Series hardware or stored on the disks in a SAN and automatically deployed to one or more virtual machines. By deploying the right combination of physical and virtual appliances, IT can achieve the optimal balance of performance, scalability, security, availability and affordability.

The aCelera Advantage

Array aCelera delivers superior acceleration, the ability to scale seamlessly, flexible hardware and software options for data center, cloud and remote environments, comprehensive centralized management and integration with 3rd party management systems, end-to-end security and pricing that is 30-50% less expensive versus rival solutions – enabling greater ROI in less time.

Application Acceleration:

aCelera Application Acceleration
SharePoint SharePoint
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Microsoft Office Microsoft Office
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
SolidWorks SolidWorks
Over 20 times faster response and 90% data reduction
File Sharing File Sharing
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
SolidEdge SolidEdge
Over 20 times faster response and 90% data reduction
File Transfer File Transfer
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Office 365 Office 365
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
HTTP Including HTML5 HTTP Including HTML5
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Microsoft Business NAV, CRM, GP, SL Microsoft Business NAV, CRM, GP, SL
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Exchange
Over 20 times faster response and 90% data reduction
Oracle Files Oracle Files
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Video De-duplication & Virtual Media Servers Video De-duplication & Virtual Media Servers
Over 25 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Image De-duplication Image De-duplication
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
SAP NetWeaver SAP NetWeaver
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
CA Software Distribution CA Software Distribution
Over 20 times faster response and 95% data reduction
EMC NAS & SAN EMC NAS & SAN
Over 20 times faster backup and recovery times
NetApp NAS NetApp NAS
Over 20 times faster backup and recovery times
Dell EqualLogic & Compellent Dell EqualLogic & Compellent
Over 25 times faster response times and 90% data reduction
IBM WebSphere IBM WebSphere
Over 30 times faster response and 90% data reduction
IBM Ration Test & Dev IBM Ration Test & Dev
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
IBM Tivoli IBM Tivoli
Over 20 times faster response and 95% data reduction
Microsoft System Center Microsoft System Center
Over 40 times faster response and 95% data reduction
TCP Traffic Any TCP Traffic Internet Traffic Internet Traffic

Specifications:

Array WAN Optimization Architecture
Array WAN Optimization Architecture

Product Specifications
  Physical Appliance Virtual Appliance Software Mobile Configuration Management System
Single Instance Store Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Stream-Based Differencing Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Application Blueprints Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
HTTP Optimization Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Compression Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
TCP/IP, CIFS & MAPI Acceleration Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Traffic Shaping & QoS Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Secure WAN Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
NetFlow Version 5 Support Standard Standard Standard Standard N/A
Centralized Configuration of aCelera
Physical Appliances
Virtual Appliances
Windows Software
Mobile Clients
N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard
Platform Support
  Physical Appliance Virtual Appliance Windows Mobile Configuration Management System
WAN 2100, 2300, 2500, 2900 Standard N/A N/A N/A N/A
VMware N/A Standard N/A N/A N/A
Windows ServerR2 N/A N/A Standard N/A Standard
Windows 7 N/A N/A N/A Standard Standard
WAN Series Appliances
Model 1100 2100 2300 2500 2900
Throughput (Mbps) 10 20 100 310 1000 (1Gbps)
TCP Connections 40 to 1000 40 to 2400 40 to 20,000 40 to 40,000 40 to 80,000
Standard Interfaces
(1GbE Copper)
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bypass Ports
(1GbE Copper)
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bypass Ports
(10GbE Fiber)
N/A N/A N/A Standard Standard
Hard Disk 500 GB 500 GB 1 TB 2 TB 2 TB
Power Supply 60W power adapter Single: 100-24VAC, 3-1.5A, 50-60Hz Dual: 90-264VAC, 10-5A, 47-63Hz
Dimensions Desktop:
9.1" W x 6" D x 1.7" H
1U: 17.2" W x 11.3" D x 1.7" H 2U: 17" W x 22.5" D x 3.5" H
Weight 8.8 lbs 11 lbs 24 lbs
Environmental Operating Temperature: 0º to 40ºC, Humidity: 10% to 85%, Noncondensing Operating Temperature: 0° to 35°C, Humidity: 8% to 90%, Non-condensing Operating Temperature: 0° to 45°C, Humidity: 0% to 90%, Non-condensing
Regulatory Compliance FCC FCC, 47FR part 15 Class A ICES-003, EN 55024, CISPR 22, AS/NZS 3548, FCC, 47FR part 15 Class A, VCCI-A
Safety CE CSA, C/US, CE, UL, IEC 60950-1, CSA 60950-1, EN 60950-1
Virtual Appliance & Software System Requirements
Server Hardware Certified on VMware hardware compatibility list to run ESX or ESXi; Certified for Windows ServerR2
64-bit CPU Intel CPUs with VT (virtualization technology); AMD CPUs with AMD-V support
Network Interface Card 1 available Ethernet interface for out-of-line deployments; 2 available Ethernet interfaces for inline deployments
Hardware 2 GB RAM; 30 GB free disk space

Pricing Notes:

WAN2900 Appliance Hardware (2x1 GbE copper, 2x1 GbE included bypass ports, dual AC power supplies, up to 1 Gbps throughput & 100,000 TCP connections, 2U)
Must select aCelera License
#AW990103
Our Price: $29,995.00
WAN2900 Appliance Hardware (2x1 GbE copper, 2x10GbE Fiber included bypass ports, dual AC power supplies, up to 1 Gbps throughput & 100,000 TCP connections, 2U)
Must select aCelera License
#AW990108
Our Price: $39,995.00
WAN2900 AW990103 Model Support
WAN2900 AW990103 Model - Gold Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 24X7 Phone Support, Software Upgrade, and Advance Replacement Learn more
#GS990103
Our Price: $5,999.00
WAN2900 AW990103 Model - Silver Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 12X5 Phone Support and Software Upgrade Learn more
#SS990103
Our Price: $4,799.00
WAN2900 AW990103 Model - Bronze Service
Includes: Software Updates, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, and Software Upgrade Learn more
#BS990103
Our Price: $3,599.00
WAN2900 AW990108 Model Support
WAN2900 AW990108 Model - Gold Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 24X7 Phone Support, Software Upgrade, and Advance Replacement Learn more
#GS990108
Our Price: $7,999.00
WAN2900 AW990108 Model - Silver Service
Includes: Software Updates, Repair & Return, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, 12X5 Phone Support and Software Upgrade Learn more
#SS990108
Our Price: $6,399.00
WAN2900 AW990108 Model - Bronze Service
Includes: Software Updates, E-Mail Support, Support Web Site, and Software Upgrade Learn more
#BS990108
Our Price: $4,799.00
Installation of Array products at one site
#PS909101
Our Price: $2,000.00
Training: Array APV Quickstart (1 day, 1 person)
#PS909201
Our Price: $1,495.00
Training: Array AG/SPX Quickstart (1 day, 1 person)
#PS909202
Our Price: $1,495.00
Training: Array APV Implementation (2 days, 1 person)
#PS909203
Our Price: $2,795.00
Training: Array AG/SPX Implementation (2 days, 1 person)
#PS909204
Our Price: $2,795.00
Training: Instructor Training and Certification (5 days, 1 person)
#PS909205
Our Price: $6,995.00
Professional Services: Per Day Contracting Fee (8 hours)
#PS909301
Our Price: $2,000.00
Professional Services: Extended Hours (max. 8 addl. hours per purchase of PS909301), Per Hour
#PS909309
Our Price: $250.00