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July 11th, 2017

XipLink Has Hubs ... Multi-Gigabit Hubs

XipLink, provider of Wireless Link Optimization, is offering a new XA-200K model they have described as the highest performance 1U form factor appliance currently available supporting up to 200,000 simultaneous sessions for TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) acceleration and IP traffic optimization to 1.3 Gigabits per second. 

Additionally, there will be two similar products using the same scalable technology for TCP acceleration applications only, the XS-SCPS-200K, and a virtual version leveraging high performance hypervisors supporting all XipOS optimization features called the XV-Gig. 

Importantly, XipLink also announces future availability for a horizontally scalable platform running multiple Virtual Machines to obtain aggregate capacities of 10 to 15 Gigabits per second and over one million TCP sessions later in 2017.

The XA-200K appliance  supports all standard XipOS features such as SCPS-based TCP Acceleration, streaming compression, XipLink Real-Time (XRT) UDP optimizations for header compression, packet coalescing, Link Balancing/Bonding and packet compression. Other packet payload benefits are included in the base package using object caching for web traffic and byte caching for any redundant data traffic. A single session, running as high as 650 Megabits per second, has been tested under extreme conditions resulting in outstanding streaming video quality and uninterrupted viewing. The XA-200K optionally supports one-way web optimizations with the XipLink Hub Optimizations (XHO) feature or accelerated VPN/IPSec networks with integrated layer-3 encryption capability.

For customers requiring virtual machine support, XipLink offers the full XipOS optimization suite using hypervisors such as VMwareК, KVM, QEMU and others. The XipLink Virtual (XV) products are conveniently organized with the same session and bandwidth parameters as the appliances with images for systems as small as the XV-500C (500 sessions and 4 Megabits per second) up to the largest XV-100K (100,000 sessions and 650 Megabits per second).

Due to dramatically increasing TCP session counts per user, higher bandwidth capacity in the network and limited TCP processing on popular wireless modems, there is a TCP acceleration model without additional optimization features. XipLink is offering the XS-SCPS specialty appliances for approximately half the price of fully featured optimizers, depending on model. The XS-SCPS currently has four models supporting 4,000 sessions and 20 Mbps, 20,000/100Mbps, 30,000/200Mbps and 100,000/650Mbps. With the new XA-200K announcement, XipLink will also soon offer an equivalent XS-SCPS-200K model running up to 200,000 TCP sessions and 1.3 Gigabits per second capacity. The XS-SCPS models are field upgradeable to the equivalent XA fully-featured optimizers.

The new higher end products address the increasing capacity requirements in the marketplace. In addition to the announced products, there are some key underlying technologies that allow XipLink to scale appropriately. Some of these features include IPv6 addressing to reach the greatly increasing number of end-points in wireless networks, expanded VLAN capability to enable service providers more customer end points in multi-tenant configurations and a new configurator that allows customers to provision larger networks faster.

Jack Waters, CEO at XipLink shared that they are witnessing tremendous growth for satellite and wireless networks in terms of session counts due to higher use and bandwidth increases driven by lower costs per bit. The result is overwhelming traditional modem architectures while rapidly consuming the new capacity. XipLink has addressed this problem with cost-effective, higher scale optimization systems in several key markets including maritime, cellular backhaul, rural ISP connectivity and military networks for the largest customers in each vertical.

The XA-200K is now available for order and shipment, and the XS-SCPS-200K will be available at the end of August.