Peirce Accelerates Student Portal

Peirce College is accelerating its Web applications with Crescendo Networks. The Philadelphia, PA college is using Crescendo's Maestro Application Front End to accelerate Java and ASP services on a student portal that's expected to launch by the end of this quarter.

"The Maestro solution will allow us to proactively monitor out network to ensure that our applications meet the growing global needs of our students," said Christopher Duffy, CIO of Peirce, in a prepared statement.

According to Crescendo, the program will monitor the institution's network to ensure the availability of its applications for students and faculty and manage the college's data center resources to hinder overload. Other features include:
Peak load protection;
Compression to save bandwidth;
SSL acceleration; and
Load Balancing.
Peirce College is an independent college with 18,555 students enrolled internationally.

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