Wireless ISP Picks Vyatta

Vyatta announced that SKYBEAM-Texas has standardized its network on Vyatta appliances

July 21, 2009

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BELMONT, Calif. -- Vyatta, the leader in open networking and network virtualization, today announced that SKYBEAM-Texas has standardized its network on Vyatta appliances. Using Vyatta 514 and 2502 appliances, SKYBEAM-Texas is routing traffic from remote tower locations, boosting the performance and reliability of its customer-facing network, and providing corporate VPN service.

Located in Midlothian, Texas, SKYBEAM-Texas provides high-speed broadband services via fixed wireless technologies across four northern Texas counties. Services include Internet access, local and long distance phone, managed WAN and firewall, and Web hosting and collocation. SKYBEAM-Texas initially deployed a set of MicroTik routers at tower sites to provide its customers with high-speed broadband connectivity. When its aging routers were plagued by instability and performance issues, SKYBEAM-Texas quickly determined it needed a more reliable, high-performance routing solution to allow it to grow and provide the level of service customers demanded. The company replaced the existing tower site routers with Vyatta 514 appliances -- small form-factor appliances that integrate Vyatta's award-winning open-source routing and security software with high-performance, low-cost hardware. After standardizing its customer-facing network on Vyatta, SKYBEAM-Texas also deployed multiple Vyatta 2502 appliances to provide corporate VPN functionality.

"We had to reboot our old routers every couple of days or they would stop passing traffic," said Phil Walsh, general manager at Skybeam. "We've never had an issue with Vyatta's appliances and Vyatta has improved the throughput of our network everywhere we have installed it. Vyatta's price point was a plus, offering equal or superior performance at a lower cost when compared to Cisco, but frankly, that wasn't a driver for us as much as Vyatta's performance and stability."

Vyatta Inc.

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