US-based vendor Peribit Networks has opened an office in Australia to push its WAN performance products via a local channel.
Peribit has opened Australian headquarters in Melbourne and appointed a regional manager for the South Pacific -- Michael Paul.
The company believed the time was ripe for the move due to “unprecedented demand” for improved network efficiency across the region.
“South Pacific clients all have one thing in common. Their networks are expensive because they have to connect their people over vast distances and then back out again to the rest of the world,” Paul said.
Peribit was introducing WAN hardware into Australia that it claimed could cut bandwidth needs 50 to 80 percent.
“Networks are frequently capacity-constrained because bandwidth costs in Australia are high. Upgrading these networks costs some companies millions of dollars per year -- money that they could save to spend across other business critical systems,” Paul said.
Peribit had applied for a patent on the Molecular Sequence Reduction (MSR) technology it used in its hardware, which it claimed was based on bioinformatics techniques.
Bioinformatics uses IT to identify and compare patterns in the genetic building blocks known as DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Using similar techniques to examine WANs can help identify and remove redundant data, increasing the bandwidth available.
So far, Peribit has signed Globalnet Solutions, Allied Technologies and Global Asset Systems in Australia, and Infinity Solutions in New Zealand as resellers.
Global Asset Systems had sold Peribit gear to the Ambulance Service of NSW.
“User expectation of our network was low. Since installing Peribit SR [hardware] we have achieved a two-fold increase in throughput ... We experienced 98 percent of the benefits of an improved WAN as soon as we installed the SRs,” said Roger Hanssen, director of information systems and support at the Ambulance Service of NSW.
Shane Buckley, president of international operations at Peribit, said the company had sustained quarter on quarter sales growth and had grown to a company worth US$100 million in two years.