FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Microsoft Selects CAI Networks' WebMux to Ensure Availability, Reliability,
and Scalability of Live Communications Server 2005 WebMux Ensures Peak
Performance and Maximum Availability
(Santa Ana, CA, November. 10, 2004) -
Microsoft® Corp. and CAI Networks announced today that they will work
together to incorporate CAI's WebMux load balancer into Microsoft
Office Live Communications Server 2005 Enterprise and Standard Editions.
WebMux helps deliver the security, availability, and scalability upgrades
of the improved architecture of Live Communications Server 2005, which uses
a "server pool" to support up to 15,000 active users per server for the
Standard Edition and up to 100,000 active users for the Enterprise Edition.
"Live Communications Server 2005's advanced, tiered architecture benefits
customers by substantially improving reliability, availability and
scalability," said Marc Sanders, Senior Product Manager, Real-Time
Collaboration at Microsoft. "The WebMux load balancer helps with data
center deployment requirements that are critical to our enterprise
customers by providing a low cost, high performance load balancing solution."
Live Communications Server 2005 is an upgrade to Microsoft's
standards-based enterprise instant messaging platform, which delivers native
federation capabilities, instant messaging, and presence integration
with security and scalability especially critical to enterprise customers.
WebMux ensures the availability and performance of Live Communications
Server by providing reliable traffic management, scalability, and
security. These key factors were validated in interoperability tests
performed by Microsoft and CAI in the Live Communications Server environment.
With WebMux, incoming session traffic is automatically channeled to LCS's
server pool so that no server is overloaded.
WebMux maintains high performance by balancing the load between multiple
servers, and ensures reliability by redirecting traffic away from any
server that should fail. Continuous WebMux operation is guaranteed via
automatic failover to a backup WebMux should the primary WebMux fail.
WebMux is a solid state network appliance that provides high performance
management and reliability of IP traffic on Ethernet/Fast Ethernet 10/100
and GB Ethernet networks. WebMux comes ready-to-install appliance and is
configurable by a browser-based interface, and includes remote-support capability.
Pricing and Availability
Microsoft-validated WebMux for Live Communications Server 2005 is
available today from CAI Networks (www.cainetworks.com) and its
distributors and resellers worldwide. WebMux delivers unmatched ease-of-use
and reliability with the industry's lowest total cost of ownership and
includes a three-year warranty and three year's of email technical support.
Live Communication Server 2005 Deployment Resources
About Microsoft Corporation
Founded in 1975, Microsoft® (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential.
About CAI Networks, Inc.
Founded in 1987, CAI Networks specializes in Internet appliances and
Internet server reliability solutions and is a leading provider of IP
load balancers. CAI has its engineering and sales offices in Southern
California. WebMuxes are installed worldwide by businesses, government
agencies, and ISPs to maintain the reliability and availability of
web sites, portals, and web-based applications.
Microsoft® and Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005®
are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the
United States and/or other countries. CAI and WebMux are trademarks of
CAI Networks, Inc.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Product Manager
CAI Networks, Inc.
714-550-0901 X 7156