Zeus Technology

Zeus Launches Simple Load Balancer on Amazon EC2

Press Release   •   Feb 24, 2011 13:48 GMT

CAMBRIDGE, UK – 24 February 2011 – Zeus Technology, a pure software-based application traffic management (Application Delivery Controller) company, announces today that Zeus Simple Load Balancer is now available on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). The move will give small to medium sized businesses access to Zeus’ affordable and easily deployed load balancing, enabling them to deliver fast, secure and available web applications. Zeus Traffic Manager has been available on Amazon EC2 since late 2009.

Using a simple web service interface, users can monitor and control web traffic to ensure online services perform well even during high peaks in web traffic. Zeus Simple Load Balancer is available at a cost of US $0.21 per hour [1] with no upfront costs. Zeus solutions are 100 per cent software-based and require no capital outlay on proprietary hardware appliances.

“Extending the Zeus product set on AWS to include the Zeus Simple Load Balancer will give even more customers access to Zeus’ software at an affordable price point,” said Terry Wise, Director of Business Development at Amazon Web Services. “We’re happy to work with Zeus to make it even easier for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the highly scalable, reliable and cost-effective AWS cloud.”

Kosten Metreweli, Chief Marketing Officer, Zeus Technology, explains, “Load balancing is especially critical at the planning and production stages of a web service. This launch will enable customers to scale within the Cloud for extra computing power at the early development stages, or during peaks in traffic, for very little cost. Offering the Zeus Simple Load Balancer on a pay-as-you-go basis will open doors to smaller organizations, giving them the ability to boost the performance and reliability of their web services.”

Antony Joyce, Technical Architect at Zeus partner ioko, commented, “Having both Zeus Traffic Manager and Zeus Simple Load Balancer on Amazon EC2 enhances our global managed services capability. The Cloud based solution enables us to quickly respond to the needs of our customers and augment our global presence with additional resource. It also allows customers to deliver rapidly provisioning capabilities in multiple territories providing cost-effective solutions to investigate new markets or grow existing presence dynamically. We are confident that this is one of the best cloud-based traffic management tools on the market today and will be recommending it to clients looking to tap into additional capacity quickly when needs arise.”

For more information on the new Zeus Simple Load Balancer on Amazon EC2 visit: http://www.zeus.com/ec2/.

[1] Includes Amazon EC2 hourly rate. Standard rates for additional AWS services may apply.

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About Zeus Technology

Zeus software enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Amazon Web Services, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Logicworks, Oracle, Rackspace, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures 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 is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure. For more information, visit www.zeus.com.