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Novell, Foundry Networks Seal Caching Alliance

Novell Inc. and Foundry Networks Tuesday formed a sales and marketing alliance to provide caching solutions for Internet service providers.

The two companies are working together to provide ISPs with caching solutions to meet the demands for faster Internet access. The transparent Web caching solution is available immediately and currently being demonstrated live at ISPCON Spring '99 through Thursday.

The Novell Internet Caching System is a scalable, Web acceleration appliance that increases the capacity of a Web server 10-fold. Caching systems enable content publishers and ISPs to deploy content-rich web sites without losing time due to the world wide wait.

"Caching has become a fundamental technology for telecommunications companies and carrier-class service providers. As companies implement increasingly complex Web site, the performance and reliability of the Internet becomes crucial to provide customers with the responsiveness they demand," said Smita Deshpande, Novell's director of marketing.

"By partnering with leading switch vendors such as Foundry Networks we can together provide customer with end-to-end web performance solutions that serve as the foundation for e-business." Foundry Networks provide ISPs with high performance Layer 4-7 switching that improves the scalability of Internet services through server load balancing and cache switching.