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Akamba releases Web server on a card

Jun 30, 2001, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

PRESS RELEASE -- Akamba Corporation today announced shipments of its Velobahn card appliance. Velobahn expands Web server capacity by taking over the HTTP transaction processing function -- and is the only solution available to do so within the server. The Akamba solution supports popular OS platforms including Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD.

"Customers who co-locate with hosting service providers (HSP) must meet growing Internet traffic needs while reducing power consumption and cage costs," said Bennet Goldberg, Akamba's president and CEO. "For these co-location customers, HSPs, and enterprises with in-house data centers, Velobahn directly addresses HTTP transaction capacity requirements, saves rack space, and reduces operational costs."

Velobahn is a single-board computer system with embedded software designed to integrate into front-end Web servers. Velobahn offloads tasks associated with client/server connections from the host system -- enabling the server to handle more HTTP requests. Velobahn increases Web server capacity up to four times and dramatically improves response time for overloaded servers. By inserting it into the PCI slot, Velobahn's HTTP connection management scales one server-at-a-time. Velobahn allows Web site administrators to focus on the most effective and efficient use of site infrastructure to deliver a consistently high-quality end user experience. "For Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris customers running Apache, Velobahn reduces the need for numerous processes and connections under high load conditions, allowing Web servers to run at optimum speed," said Spencer Worley, Akamba's CTO. "Windows 2000 users benefit from the increased server stability Velobahn offers as it reduces CPU loads to safer levels. By shielding servers from the effects of slow connections, Velobahn enables Web servers to use more efficient large packet sizes, lowering demands on the CPU."

Velobahn will be distributed worldwide through VARs and system integrators. Velobahn list price is $3,250.00.

About Akamba Corporation
Akamba Corporation was founded by Jack Smith, co-founder and CTO of Hotmail Corporation and Richard Burright, Hotmail Director of Operations. Akamba develops server-side appliance products designed to expand Web server capacity and traffic management optimization by improving the effectiveness of connection management. The company's Velobahn Appliance-On-A-Card simplifies Web site architecture and provides the basis for true scalability.

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