FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WebMux load balancer introduces Multiple Address/Port (MAP™) capabilities for
intelligent failover of rich media applications and increased flexibility
Unique load balancing capabilities help manage complex networks
Santa Ana, CA, Nov. 8, 2006 CAI Networks™
announces the release of the first deliverables under its MAP™
initiative for its WebMux family of load balancer and traffic management network
appliances. Under this Multiple Address/Port (MAP™) initiative, WebMux will offer
increasingly advanced functionality for managing IP addresses and ports, leading to
greater flexibility, substantial cost savings, and an enhanced user experience.
WebMux version 8.1 allows a single WebMux to handle multiple external IP
addresses, thereby eliminating the need to purchase multiple WebMux units to
manage multiple server farms. Furthermore, individual servers can be shared
across multiple IP addresses, eliminating the need to replicate servers for this purpose.
WebMux version 8.1 also allows multiple ports to be logically bound for failover
purposes, thereby providing automatic redirection of all related ports in a failover
event. This feature is especially useful for rich media and other host applications
that require the use of multiple ports, since otherwise following a failover the
user would, for example, experience video but no audio.
According to Bill Brooks, Director, Information Systems of PointeCast Corporation,
which hosts its own collaborative educational applications and has implemented
WebMux's MAP™ functionality, "The new Multi-Port feature of the WebMux load
balancer is exactly what I needed! This new feature allows me to more effectively
use my servers for our hosted customers, thus reducing my costs by reducing the
number of servers that I need to purchase." Brooks added, "There is also a
reduction in the amount of time needed for administering the server farms,
time that I can now spend on other tasks."
These two MAP™ features are new to the industry, and included as standard
functionality across all WebMux models.
WebMux version 8.1 also incorporates enhanced flexibility in content-oriented
traffic management by allowing redirection based on cookie content, a capability
until now offered only by load balancers costing many times more.
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. CAI Networks' products are installed worldwide by businesses, government
agencies, and ISPs to maintain the reliability and availability and
enhace the performance of web
sites, portals, and web-based applications.
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