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InfoWorld: [IBM] WebSphere scalability add-ons pack a punch

Aug 25, 1999, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"IBM in September will add some muscle to its WebSphere 3.0 application server with an add-on Performance Pack that helps electronic-commerce applications handle more demanding workloads.

Version 3.0 of the Performance Pack contains several systems management features, including compatibility with Tivoli's enterprise products, security, better control over the product's caching capabilities, and improved Linux support."

"At its core, the WebSphere Performance Pack helps users load balance data and traffic over multiple servers that are either geographically dispersed or all in one location. It also helps administrators to maximize memory caching capabilities, which improve overall Web server performance, and to manage multiple servers."

"Reflecting IBM's focus on Linux during the past year, the company is adding support for the open-source operating system in the Performance Pack. Support for the cache manager and file management on Linux is available in Performance Pack 3.0, with support for load balancing coming later this year, company officials said."

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