Exodus and Inktomi Partner to Deploy Web Caching Technology
- By Scott Bekker
- December 17, 1998
Exodus Communications Inc. (www.exodus.net
) and Inktomi Corp. (www.inktomi.com
) today jointly announced they have teamed to enhance Internet performance and improve end users' Web experience.
Exodus plans to deploy Inktomi's Traffic Server network caching technology across its network of Internet Data Centers (IDCs), thereby moving frequently accessed data closer to end users and improving response times for page requests from Exodus customers' Web sites.
"Internet traffic is growing rapidly every year, so we continually evaluate ways to best support the growing demand being placed on our network," says Ellen M. Hancock, president and chief executive officer of Exodus. "Inktomi's Traffic Server was designed to meet the performance requirements of network service providers, so it is a logical choice to help us efficiently move data across our network, getting it closer to end users and helping to avoid delays caused by geographically distant or content rich sites. The implementation of this technology will enable Exodus customers to extend their reach both nationally and internationally."
"The typical Web user expects instant information access. If they can't get their data immediately from your site, they'll go to a competitor's site," says David Peterschmidt, president and chief executive officer of Inktomi.
By caching both frequently requested and hosted content at strategic locations across a network, Traffic Server leverages bandwidth to accommodate more users and traffic. A single cache or family of caches can be used to remove redundant transport of content over the network and act as a buffer during hours of peak demand. --Brian Ploskina, Assistant Editor
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.