Blue Coat Systems is providing IPv6 support to large service provider customers with its next-generation Blue Coat CacheFlow 5000 appliance.
This tool, claims Blue Coat, delivers more than three times greater throughput and cache storage compared to the previous version in the same compact footprint.
Apparently, the new CacheFlow appliance was released at the right time as the increasing amount of rich Web 2.0 content is putting a severe strain on service provider networks.
These advanced networking requirements have challenged the service providers to provide a top quality user experience and contain bandwidth costs.
"The new CacheFlow 5000 appliance represents a tremendous leap in performance for Web content caching and can dramatically improve the service provider's ability to keep up with the unrelenting demand for Web video while changing its economics," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems. "By combining caching intelligence with a new level of platform performance, the CacheFlow appliance will better prepare service providers for massive increases in their subscribers' demand for content."
Available immediately, the next-generation Blue Coat CacheFlow 5000 appliance adds capacity boost to the intelligent caching of the solution.
Blue Coat is offering an in-rack upgrade to its existing CacheFlow customers enabling them to benefit from this additional performance and capacity using their existing systems.
"Service providers are hard pressed to keep up with their customers' staggering demand for Web video, particularly in countries where international bandwidth is expensive and where much of the popular Internet content is hosted outside the country in which the provider operates," said Melanie Posey, research vice president, hosting & managed network services, IDC.
"Demand for bandwidth-and pressure on service provider networks-will expand exponentially as the growing ranks of Internet users worldwide rely on this medium to deliver more and more of the video they consume. As this happens, service providers will need intelligent, high capacity Web caching to support more localised content delivery, resulting in international bandwidth cost savings, improved traffic management and better quality of experience for end-users."
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