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WebMux Goes Beyond Load Balancing - Enables In-House Server Farm

QCorps Residential Ends Night Shift, Saves Time and Money

(Santa Ana, CA, May. 11, 2004)CAI Networks™, a leading provider of Internet load balancers, and AVANU®, CAI's marketing and distribution partner, today announced expanded use for the WebMux Pro load balancer (for GB Ethernet 1000Base-TX) and WebMux load balancer (for Ethernet/Fast Ethernet 10/100). AVANU clients, such as QCorps Residential featured here, are using WebMux Pro and WebMux to create their own in-house server farms, reducing costs and eliminating the night shift.

Jim Rowan, CTO of QCorps Residential, Inc. an Internet transaction processing company, was tired of going into the office at 2:00AM to update his servers. Worse, with 35,000 transactions a day, he could lose valuable e-commerce traffic if he took his server down even for a few minutes. His solution? Harnessing the power of his WebMux load balancer, which was already keeping his web traffic flowing smoothly, to build his own Server Farm.

Jim purchased his first WebMux in 2001 as a low cost, high value load balancer to manage the ever increasing traffic on his e-commerce website. "Reliability and speed is what sold us on WebMux. We have one unit that has been operating for three years, trouble free," Jim says.

WebMux - Work Horse of the Server Farm

As a former jet aviator in the Marines, associated with the Graduate Schools of Aviation including Top Gun, and with a PhD in Computer Science and MBA, Jim is always on the look out for products and processes that will save his firm time and money. While his Internet server environment isn't simple - he is running a mixed Sun Solaris and Apple OS X web server farm (in fact, he boasts one of the largest deployments of WebObjects outside of Apple) ending his late night Internet server work was simple.

With WebMux, Jim simply makes his standby server active, which moves the incoming traffic off the production server. He then makes updates to the production server. When that's done, he reverses the steps to send the traffic back to the newly updated production server. With WebMux the system stays up and running while maintenance and updates are done during normal business hours. And, there is no impact on website visitors.

Jim says, "The value for our investment in WebMux far exceeds anything offered by other products." In addition to load balancing and convenient update timing, Jim uses WebMux for health checks on his network to monitor changes in traffic patterns to address possible problems or expansion needs. He has several ways of being notified of system issues, including alerts from WebMux. With WebMux, redundancy is built in. Jim is able to do much more between maintenance services.

Jim has been so pleased with the quality, cost and reliability of WebMux that he recently purchased two WebMux Pros. In addition to WebMux being a much less expensive product, there's the added peace of mind. With a three-year track record, he knows it will work.

About QCorps Residential, Inc

QCorps Residential, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, has developed and operates the Resident Connection Service Network, an extensive network of service providers and privately branded channel partners enabling millions of U.S. households to order their household-related services quickly and easily. Consumers can comparison shop on the Network and purchase telecommunications, utilities, video and other services conveniently online at a single location - typically saving 2 to 10 hours and receiving the guaranteed best prices. Qcorps recently expanded its service area to support all moving and non-moving U.S. households with major brand name national and local service providers.

About CAI Networks, Inc

Founded in 1987, CAI Networks is a leading provider of IP load balancers. CAI Networks has an engineering and sales office in Santa Ana, California and sales offices in Europe and Asia. Additionally, CAI has two factories in Asia, one in Taiwan and one in China. CAI Networks specializes in Internet appliances and Internet server reliability solutions.


AVANU®, based in San Jose, California, is a Worldwide Authorized Distributor for CAI Networks. AVANU is a value added distributor specializing in Internet and networking products. Established in 1997 to support small Internet Service Providers (ISPs), AVANU's reputation for high-quality, professional, personalized service has accelerated its growth and customer base to include worldwide ISPs, web hosting companies, co-location companies, system integrators, small to Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, local and federal government agencies. AVANU's goal is to continue to build its product and customer base while maintaining its high level of integrity, quality and service with both its customers and suppliers.

About ANS

Assured Network Solutions, based in Sydney, Australia, is a specialised Information Technology solutions supplier and consultancy dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction by means of the supply and support of cost effective solutions using innovative technologies in the pursuit of comprehensive answers to emerging problems. ANS has been distributing WebMux in Australia and southeast Asia for two years.

For purchase and additional product information please contact:

Authorized Distributor
Call: +1.888.248.4900 (US/Canada toll free) or +1.408.248.8960

In Australia and Asia, Assured Network or call (61)02-99184987

For support or technical information, please contact CAI Networks:

Phone: (714) 550-0901

Trademarks: AVANU is a registered trademark of AVANU. CAI, WebMux, and BAM are trademarks of CAI Networks, Inc.



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