CAMBRIDGE, UK, 27 April 2007 – Zeus Technology, a leading provider of award-winning application traffic management software, today announced that DNS Hosting – a leading ISP providing server environments for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Italy – has chosen ZXTM VA (ZXTM Virtual Appliance) and Zeus Web Server (ZWS) as integral solutions in its VMware environment.
DNS Hosting decided to go with a new web server system to increase the performance, speed and reliability and to give them further competitive advantage in the Italian ISP market.
After initially testing ZWS, DNS Hosting was excited to test ZXTM VA and discovered that it greatly accelerated their existing Apache Web Servers. They were also impressed with both solutions in terms of ease of installation and how quickly they were able to put each of them through various benchmarking tests. DNS Hosting plans to roll out both solutions to their entire server farm.
“Because most Italian businesses are SMEs, Colt’s growth potential is huge,” said Marco Mangione, CEO of DNS Hosting. “In our industry, we see virtualization as having numerous advantages and benefits and we wanted all new solutions to work within our VMware environment. ZWS was a clear winner and as ZXTM VA is the only Layer 7 traffic manager available as a virtual appliance, it was a natural choice for us.”
As more organizations migrate to virtualization platforms to reduce costs and improve efficiency, they are finding that hardware-based traffic managers simply cannot meet demands. ZXTM VA is a certified VMware Virtual Appliance for VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3. ZXTM VA inspects, transforms and routes requests as it intelligently load-balances them across the application infrastructure by executing a set of customizable rules to support an organization’s policies and priorities.
“ISPs are particularly excellent candidates for reaping the rewards of going virtual,” said Paul Di Leo, CEO of Zeus Technology. “ZXTM VA enables ISPs to add further value to their investments into virtualization, enabling them to make their networks and applications faster, more reliable, secure and easier to manage.”
About DNS Hosting
DNS Hosting was founded on 2001 by Marco Mangione, current Managing Director of the company. The company has specialized in the development of advanced solutions since its origin, and it differentiates itself from its competitors with a strong talent for innovation as well as in the research of new technologies to apply to the internet hosting sector.

DNS Hosting’s current offerings are aimed to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Italy, with products like web hosting, dedicated servers, domain registration and other value-added services.

For more info, please visit: www.dnshosting.it

About Zeus Technology
With over ten years’ industry experience, Zeus Technology develops application traffic management software, dramatically improving network and web-enabled applications making them run faster, more reliably, more securely and making them easier to manage.

The Zeus solutions enable organizations to intelligently manage their applications, streamline operations and provide a seamless end-user experience.

As the only pure software traffic management solution, the Zeus products are flexible whatever your deployment environment; a purpose-built Zeus appliance, standard servers, blades, or even virtualized environments.

Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as AMD, Dell, Egenera, HP, IBM, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over 1 million sites across the world and provides web infrastructure solutions to over 800 customers including, BT, China Telecom, Hotel.de, NASA, PLAY.COM, Federal Railroads Administration, ifs School of Finance, STA Travel, Strategic Command, VNU, and Virgin Holidays.

For more information, please visit: www.zeus.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 27th April 2007