Sitara Networks(TM) Opens The Doors To QoS University
Comprehensive Training Program Offers Students Flexibility

WALTHAM, MA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 06/18/2001 -- Sitara Networks, Inc.™, the leading provider of integrated QoS (Quality of Service) solutions that intelligently match the needs of applications and networks for enterprises and service providers, today opened the doors to its QoSUniversity Online Campus, an interactive, web-based training program designed to educate Sitara’s partners, employees and customers about the benefits of QoS. QoS University’s Online Campus will offer a variety of training courses to meet the needs of Sitara’s global students.

Sitara’s QoSUniversity offers comprehensive training and certification programs designed to meet the career objectives of sales, technical and instructional professionals, enabling them to create customer specific solutions by deploying, implementing and maintaining Sitara Networks’ QoS technologies. Certification programs will be available for sales associates, technical engineers, master QoS architects and trainers all designed to develop credible QoS experts.

“We wanted to develop a scalable training program offering multiple delivery formats that would address the needs of our geographically dispersed students at multiple levels of understanding,” said Susan Nord, Director of Training at Sitara Networks. “With QoS University’s Online Campus we have created a self-paced training program that incorporates all aspects of adult learning in a convenient, easy to use application. It was also important to us to provide a virtual campus that would allow sales reps and system engineers to attend our classes without jeopardizing time with customers.”

“As more of our customers are looking to us to provide integrated QoS solutions, it is increasingly important for us to have access to the tools that will improve our ability to deliver these solutions,” said Glenn Hirsh, Director of Business Operations at ePlus. “With QoS University’s Online Campus, we were able to study and learn all the material presented and pause to look at network configurations along the way. We were impressed with the online learning environment and the depth of the subject matter offered.”

QoS University Campuses QoSUniversity’s Online Campus is a dynamic, multimedia experience that provides students with a simulated virtual classroom environment. With courses offered 24 x 365, students have the ability to participate in Sitara training anytime, anywhere. Students are lead through presentations featuring on demand audio and video, synchronized to presentation slides. Course modules also include collaborative labs with in-depth background on each topic and an interactive test to measure the student’s learning.

Sitara worked with eXstream Solutions, a leader in e-learning software infrastructure and services, to develop a web-based training program that incorporates video on demand and live broadcast capability in a collaborative format. “At eXstream Solutions we provide software that allows our customers to utilize the combined power of multimedia and online collaboration to provide a compelling, effective learning experience,” said Aby Alexander, President and CTO of eXstream Solutions. “Our Open Learn product suite has empowered Sitara with a tool to deliver dynamic subject matter while simultaneously facilitating self-paced learning within a virtual classroom environment.”

For those who prefer class-based learning, Sitara is offering Instructor-led training both on the Sitara Global campus and as a Mobile Campus that will travel to partner sites. These hands-on, interactive sessions, combine instructor lead lectures with simulated real world lab exercises, providing students with an enriched training experience. Sitara is also customizing these training sessions for the specific training objectives of partners and customers. Registering for Classes QoS University is available to Sitara employees, and partners’ employees. For more information on instructor lead and custom training courses, contact QoS University's Registration Center directly at A web-based demo simulating the student experience is available at

About Sitara Networks Sitara Networks designs, develops, and markets a comprehensive, integrated suite of high performance quality of service networking products for enterprises and communications service providers. Sitara Networks’ products are address the inherent limitations of Internet Protocol, or IP, in order to optimize overall network performance, ensure the availability of mission critical applications, and ultimately allow service providers to deliver additional, revenue-generating services, on demand, with the level of services their customers require. Sitara Networks is also a leader in the enterprise QoS market by enabling e-business and protecting mission critical applications.

Sitara Networks is headquartered in Waltham, MA and operates subsidiaries in Canada, South America, South Africa, Europe, and Asia. More information about the company can be found on the Web at

About eXstream Solutions
A leader in delivering live and on-demand multimedia-based e-learning solutions, eXstream Solutions enables educational content providers and Global 2000 organizations to create, manage and deliver content within a virtual classroom environment. eXstream's Open-Learn product suite provides users with a more compelling online learning experience by integrating live and instantly archived on-demand audio, video and text with collaboration tools and interactivity. Open-Learn leverages robust digital media storage and delivery capabilities to manage this valuable content. As a result, eXstream's software and infrastructure transforms traditional trainings into valuable content to be delivered across the extended enterprise.

eXstream has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and New York City. For more information about eXstream, please visit us at

About ePlus ePlus is a leading provider of remotely-hosted, Web-based e-procurement, asset management, financing solutions, and consulting services. ePlus both simplifies and shortens the implementation process by including customized workflow management and hosting the Procure+ and Manage+ solutions for its customers.

Founded in 1990, the Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has more than 25 locations in the US. For more information, visit our website at, call 800/827-5711 or email to

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Company: Sitara Networks
Phone: 781-487-5932

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eXstream Solutions
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