RealTime IT News

Network Appliance NetCache 4.1

Network Appliance Inc. Tuesday introduced its NetCache 4.1 streaming media appliance for distributing high quality streaming media.

With full streaming media support in NetCache, Network Appliance supports all three major streaming formats: Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Windows Media and RealNetworks RealSystem G2.

"The NetCache Streaming Media Appliance is designed to help alleviate the delivery problems that plague streaming media today and make broadcast quality streaming media a reality in corporate and service provider's networks," said Amit Pandey director of NetCache marketing for Network Appliance.

Based on the new NetCache caching architecture, NetApp's steaming media appliance automatically and transparently serves streaming media from the edge of any ISP, content distributor or corporate enterprise network to thousands of users while reducing the need to add more media servers and network bandwidth.

The NetCache Streaming Media Appliance also supports all forms of standard Internet traffic including HTTP, FTP and NNTP and enabling protocols such as Web Cache Control Protocol (WCCP), Network Element Control Protocol (NECP) and Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP).

NetCache customers with software subscription plans can upgrade to NetCache 4.1 at no additional cost. Pricing for a NetCache streaming media appliance with one NetCache streaming media protocol starts at under $10,000.

For additional product and pricing information, contact Network Appliance directly (new sales inquiries call 1-800-443-4537; current customers call 1-888-2-NETAPP).