John Lewis uses Redline Networks to accelerate applications and reduce bandwidth costs

June 7, 2004

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CAMPBELL, Calif. -- John Lewis Partnership, one of the United Kingdom's leading retail groups, today announced that it is using the Redline Networks T|X enterprise application processor to improve the performance and availability of its customer service applications. The product is being used to decrease connection times and increase performance between the company's shops and head office and to reduce bandwidth costs by GBP30,000 (more than $50,000) per year.

John Lewis Partnership found that its existing network infrastructure was having problems coping with the rising levels of demand for its customer service applications. With new functionality being added, the company was looking for a solution to address performance of their Web-based support applications. The company looked at appliance-based compression solutions from Packeteer and XCache, as well as server-based software alternatives. But Redline was considered the best solution because of its ease of integration and unique platform approach, the quality of customer service from Redline's partner, Azzurri Networks, and the company's own European customer support team.

Redline enterprise application processors were put between the existing load balancing and data center equipment, which included Apache Web servers. Mark Denyer, network technical manager at John Lewis, said, "In terms of implementation, this was very quick and straightforward. Once the Redline systems were turned on, we saw an immediate and significant reduction in WAN traffic and faster response times."

Redline Networks Inc.

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