Keeping Tavolo Cooking Online and Worldspan's Information Arriving On Time, Is a Feat Best Handled By the Leading Internet Traffic Management Solution
Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of Internet Traffic Management (ITM) solutions enabling continuous access to web sites, today announced that Tavolo and WORLDSPAN depend on the Web Server Director Pro (WSD-Pro) to keep their sites Always On Line. When you're the largest online retailer of gourmet foods and kitchenware, or when 18,000 customers in more than 60 countries rely on you for their travel data, it's crucial to meet the increasing demands that high volume site traffic places on your web servers.
The WSD-Pro is a traffic management device that adds scalability, optimization of resources, fault tolerance and redundancy to any IP site that needs high availability. It allows users to approach and access all corporate information through a single URL or IP address, thereby simplifying the user experience and interface. It sits logically between users and the customer information source and intelligently distributes traffic to the most available and responsive information resource. An increasing number of Internet/Intranet sites are employing traffic load balancers to provide scalability, optimization, fault tolerance and redundancy to their sites.
Several features of the WSD-Pro appealed to Tavolo's Director of Network Operations, Joseph Gaude, including ease-of-use, throughput, and competitive pricing.
"The Radware box is an invaluable addition to our back-end system, and it's a seamless transition for the end user," said Gaude. "The WSD-Pro allows me to take individual machines off-line for maintenance, it's easy to configure, and we found it to be a better value than competing products."
WORLDSPAN's Senior Director - Computer and Communications Systems and Operations, Neil Buckley, had similar reasons for deploying two WSD-Pros. "We employ 11 web farms that distribute load across 29 web servers providing access to WORLDSPAN's automated reservation system, Radware's WSD-Pro's have become a key part of WORLDSPAN's information process", said Buckley. "I was impressed with how quick and easy the WSD-Pro's were to install. The ease of use, the fail over capabilities, and the ability to take servers out of the farm for maintenance without affecting the customer are all features of the WSD-Pro that appealed to me."
About Tavolo, Inc.
Tavolo, in exclusive partnership with the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the nation's leading center for culinary education, is the leading online retailer of premium-quality specialty food, kitchenware and other cooking-related products. The site offers thousands of specialty foods-including a signature collection of more than 200 private-label ingredients and prepared foods, professional-quality cooking tools, and brand-name kitchen appliances including All-Clad, Braun, KitchenAid and Wusthof. Tavolo also features an extensive database of recipes, cooking tips, buying guides and other expert cooking information and advice, in addition to useful customized features. Tavolo is the exclusive retailer of gourmet food and kitchenware on iVillage, and a premier merchant on AOL and Yahoo! The company also has content licensing agreements with most major cookbook publishers and more than 100 renowned chefs. Headquartered in San Rafael, CA, Tavolo's investors include Amerindo, Attractor, Boston Millennia, DAMAC, Hambrecht & Quist, Hearst New Media & Technology, IDG, Marquette Ventures, Scripps Ventures, The Sprout Group, Van Wagoner and Weston-Presidio Capital.
WORLDSPAN is a computer reservation system (CRS) that provides global communications and electronic distribution of information for the world's leading travel service providers. WORLDSPAN is owned by affiliates of Delta Air Lines, Inc., Northwest Airlines and Trans World Airlines, Inc. Its world headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia with international headquarters in London, England, which services and supports customers in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific. WORLDSPAN International Inc., Toronto, Canada and WORLDSPAN de Mexico, Mexico City are its subsidiaries.
Radware develops, manufacturers and markets products that manage and direct Internet traffic among network resources to enable continuous access to Web sites and services, applications and content based on the Internet protocol. Radware offers a broad range of Internet traffic management solutions to service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate enterprises that require uninterrupted availability and optimal performance of IP-based applications that are critical to their business. Radware's Internet traffic management solutions enable its customers to manage their network infrastructure to bypass system failures and to scale their network infrastructure to accommodate increasing IP traffic. Radware's products improve the productivity of network infrastructure by distributing traffic within a network to optimize the use of available network resources. Radware's products can be deployed either as independent solutions to address specific application needs at a particular location within a network or as an end-to-end integrated solution to manage traffic throughout a network.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Internet traffic management industry, changes in demand for Internet traffic management products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form F-1.