Certeon Confronts Challenges of Open XMLBy Paula Musich | Posted 2006-11-02 Email Print
Startup Certeon is releasing application acceleration blueprints that the company says are unique in their ability to handle Microsoft's new open XML files.
Microsoft's new open XML file format could take the wind out of the sails of application acceleration vendors thanks to the compression it adds to those files. One new startup in the fast maturing market is working to exploit that.
Certeon on Nov. 6 will release its new S-Series application acceleration blueprints for Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint 2007 and Exchange 2003 and 2007, which company officials claim are unique in their ability to handle the new open XML files.
"The new open XML file format mitigates the effectiveness of WAN optimization vendors' appliances because they don't handle these types of file formats," said Gareth Taube, vice president of worldwide marketing at Certeon in Burlington, Mass.
The new blueprints, which work with Certeon's S-Series application acceleration appliances that optimize traffic flowing between remote branch offices and data centers, can unzip compressed files from those applications and identify objects in the files to see what's changed.
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