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
"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
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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