A10 Networks AX Series Helps Shopzilla Accelerate Leading Shopping Search Site over the 2008 Holiday Season and Beyond
AX Series Delivers the Most Cost-effective, High-performance Server Load Balancing Solution for eCommerce Site with More Than 20 Million Unique Visitors a Month
SAN JOSE, CA. - January 26, 2009 -- A10 Networks® announced Shopzilla, Inc. upgraded its data center with AX Series new generation, enterprise server load balancers. Shopzilla operates Shopzilla.com®, the shopping search site and also operates the BizRate.com® consumer feedback network, which collects more than one million merchant and product reviews and ratings each month. Prior to the 2008 holiday season, when increased traffic growth required additional server load balancers, Shopzilla selected and deployed A10's AX 3200s to support the enormous volume of simultaneous end user connections to its Website.
To ensure its eCommerce site delivers the best end user experience, Shopzilla selected A10's AX Series to drive data center consolidation, high-performance and low latency transactions, with flexible feature customization and support. Unlike competitive solutions with software licensing fees, the AX Series includes all of the features for Layer 4, Layer 7 and SSL in the platform price. Shopzilla is receiving immediate ROI from the ability to work with A10 on designing new feature sets to continually increase the customer experience and reduce costs.
"Shopzilla.com helps millions of customers find the best price on products for sale on the Web. We also operate BizRate.com, which collects more than one million new consumer reviews of stores and products each month," said Burzin Engineer, VP of technology for Shopzilla. "To stay competitive in the eCommerce market, we selected A10's AX Series new generation server load balancers. We deployed the AX Series prior to the 2008 holiday shopping season, and the appliances easily handled the increased traffic."
The key AX Series features Shopzilla leverages include Layer 4-7 server load balancing, SSL acceleration/offload to increase Web transaction speed, and TCP offload. Additional key features within the AX Series include:
- Revolutionary Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) to provide the most scalable server load balancing solutions
- Comprehensive Layer 4-7 features and performance, SSL acceleration, hardware compression and RAM Cache at a cost-effective price
- Carrier-grade hardware components and redundancy
- All features included in the platform, without additional software licensing fees
"We are proud to collaborate with Shopzilla in providing the superior server load balancing platform it requires to deliver a premier, high-quality and fast eCommerce site to its millions of customers," said Lee Chen, founder and CEO of A10 Networks. "The AX Series delivers Shopzilla more than twice the performance at half the price of existing solutions, with exceptional scalability and low latency, providing a solution that truly benefits both the data center and the end user experience."
To read the full case study, please visit: http://www.a10networks.com/resources/files/CS-Shopzilla.pdf
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.a10networks.com.
Shopzilla® is the largest, easiest-to-use and most comprehensive shopping search site on the Web. With an index of millions of products from thousands of stores, Shopzilla empowers shoppers to instantly find virtually anything on sale from anyone, anywhere on the Web -- at the best price for their lifestyle. Shopzilla also operates the BizRate Research® division and consumer feedback network that collects more than one million consumer reviews of stores and products each month. Based in Los Angeles, Shopzilla has sites in the US, United Kingdom, France and Germany and the company is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI), which include national lifestyle TV networks such as HGTV, The Food Network, Fine Living and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.shopzilla.com
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