Blue Coat Systems, a provider of application delivery networking, has announced that United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the Middle East's largest shipping line, has selected Blue Coat ProxySG appliances to optimise and secure the delivery of applications and content between the company's four data centres. By optimising bandwidth utilisation between data centres, UASC reduced its bandwidth costs by 70%, and expects to save as much as US$250,000 in 2010.
As the 14th largest shipping line in the world, UASC requires significant bandwidth to run the company's core applications, such as email, data recovery solutions and TRUST, a shipping-specific application. UASC has 28 branch offices worldwide that access these applications from four data centres.
Source: Fox Business