Zeus Technology Moves Ahead on Application Delivery Controllers

Although the market for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) is consolidating, innovation continues, especially among some select smaller players.

Zeus Technology pioneered software-based solutions for mainstream, scalable ADC applications. The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform provides a seamless architecture between the cloud and the enterprise. The company is finding increasing traction among cloud infrastructure vendors and has done some interesting acquisitions in the cloud security space when it acquired the German-based distributed web application firewall provider art of defence.

Zeus’ acquisition of art of defence is in direct response to the increased demand to protect web applications from security threats exacerbated by cloud deployment. Zeus Application Firewall Module, built on technology licensed from art of defence since May 2009, protects web applications on premise, or in the cloud against known and unknown attacks at the application layer and helps to provide PCI-DSS compliance.

Zeus Wins CODiE Award for Best Cloud Infrastructure Application

The Zeus Elastic Application Delivery (ZEAD) platform has recently been named the Best Cloud Infrastructure Application in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 26th Annual CODiE Awards. Of the nearly 400 nominations, Zeus was the only ADC provider awarded for industry excellence in the cloud.

“To be named the Best Cloud Infrastructure Application winner for the CODiE Awards is truly an achievement,” said Kosten Metreweli, Chief Strategy Officer, Zeus Technology. “Receiving an award of this caliber recognizes the work we’ve done to bring application delivery to the next stage of innovation alongside advancements in IT environments, like cloud computing. Having the ability to ensure the performance of web services and applications in increasingly complex environments is a true testament to the dedication and technological progress of the team here at Zeus. We’d also like to extend our congratulations to all the other winners and finalists.”

Recognized for its ability to provide businesses with one application delivery fabric across multiple Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments, the ZEAD platform is the industry’s only complete application delivery platform operating within a virtualized infrastructure. As the only pure software ADC solution, ZEAD transforms the application delivery industry by bringing an unprecedented level of flexibility and scalability to applications in and across cloud environments.

About Zeus Technology

Zeus delivers high performance software-based load balancing and traffic management solutions for virtual and cloud environments. Zeus enables enterprises to deliver applications and websites with a consistently excellent user-experience, whatever the demand, with the flexibility and economics of cloud.

Zeus frees applications from the constraints of proprietary hardware-based load balancers, enabling them to run in any physical, virtual or cloud environment, and to migrate and scale on-demand.

Zeus powers the web presence of key brands across the world including, the BBC, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, Play.com, See Tickets, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus products are also available as a service on most leading cloud platforms including Amazon, Rackspace, Joyent and Terremark, with more being added by the day. For more information, visit www.zeus.com.

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