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Array Networks Application Delivery Controllers ‘Ace the Test’ at LA Community College District to Assure Availability and Performance for Student Information System Applications

Thorough evaluation in education environment leads to selection of ADCs with the right combination of features, ease-of-use and value.

Milpitas, CA – January 24, 2017 – Array Networks Inc., a global leader in application delivery networking, announces today that the LA Community College District (LACCD) has selected Array’s APV Series application delivery controllers (ADC) for high availability and guaranteed performance of mission-critical student information systems and other infrastructure.

LACCD comprises nine colleges spanning nearly 900 square miles of the LA metropolitan area. Serving over a quarter million students per year, it is the largest community college district in the United States. In providing a central resource for class scheduling, transcripts, grades and a variety of other student and operational functions, LACCD operates dual data centers and a host of business-critical applications – all of which require guaranteed availability and performance.

As part of a recent project to transition to a new student system based on Oracle PeopleSoft, LACCD evaluated a number of major ADC vendors in an effort to meet its requirements for reliability and high availability. In the end, LACCD selected Array APV Series ADCs.

“The proof of concept work was a valuable experience,” said Jorge Mata, LACCD’s CIO. “All of the ADCs worked, but we learned how much it took to make them work. With some, it took weeks of agony. My tech team’s reaction to Array spoke volumes; it was so painless that we knew we had a winner. And it’s affordable; it solves problems without consuming the budget.”

Two Array vAPV virtual ADCs are now deployed in LACCD’s development lab and two APV3600 ADCs are deployed in the district’s production network, with plans to deploy further Array solutions in backup data centers, public clouds and in support of additional applications including Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS).

“Array Networks is thrilled to play a part in helping LACCD with its ultimate goal of becoming a services center for all of the colleges within its school system,” said Paul Andersen, senior director of marketing at Array Networks. “The District’s selection of ADCs that are high-performance and feature-rich, yet simple and cost-effective, is a perfect example of the value that Array provides in the market.”

About Array Networks

Array Networks is a global leader in application delivery networking with over 5000 worldwide customer deployments. Powered by award-winning SpeedCore® software, Array solutions are recognized by leading enterprise, service provider and public sector organizations for unmatched performance and total value of ownership. Array is headquartered in Silicon Valley, is backed by over 250 employees worldwide and is a profitable company with strong investors, management and revenue growth. Poised to capitalize on explosive growth in the areas of mobile and cloud computing, analysts and thought leaders including Deloitte, Red Herring and Frost & Sullivan have recognized Array Networks for its technical innovation, operational excellence and market opportunity. To learn more, visit: www.arraynetworks.com.

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