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Inktomi, Vignette Forge Infrastructure Alliance

Inktomi Corp. Thursday agreed to bundle application provider Vignette Corp.'s V/Series e-business platform with its traffic server and content delivery suite.

With the deal, content and commerce providers will actively manage the distribution, delivery and management of their Web content at the edge of the network. The integrated solution makes the delivery of premium Web content more streamlined, scalable and manageable.

For Inktomi (INKT), the addition of Vignette's (VIGN) application bolsters its traffic server and delivery suite used by such major networks as Adero, Digital Island Inc. (ISLD) and Enron Corp. (ENE).

"By extending the benefits of the Vignette V/5 eBusiness Platform to the edges of networks, the Inktomi-Vignette alliance will provide our customers with unprecedented control over their content," said Bill Daniel, Vignette senior vice president of products.

In addition to these distributed content management initiatives, Vignette and Inktomi are looking to ink enterprise developments regarding a range of integration points between the Vignette e-business platform and Inktomi's Portal Services, aimed at allowing Vignette customers to proactively inject content and product offers into major search and commerce services.