AdForce Expands Serving Capacity

AdForce Inc. a provider of centralized,
outsourced ad management and delivery services, completed its Cupertino Data
Center, which increases the company’s ad delivery capacity to more than 450
million per day.

In addition, AdForce said it has increased its bandwidth to 450 megabits per
second and storage capacity to 10 terabytes.

The company said the new center’s design is based on its existing data center
in Costa Mesa, creating a distributed architecture model that allows AdForce
to serve ads efficiently and quickly to thousands of sites at once, “faster
than most of these sites can serve the Web pages themselves.”

The Cupertino Data Center is the first step in AdForce’s plans to expand its
capacity by strategically locating data centers nationwide and in Europe and
Asia. AdForce also plans to geographically distribute image cache stations
throughout the world, co-locating the content distributors and the image
delivery centers.

“AdForce can grow its capacity without rearchitecture or massive software
changes, which equates to seamless feature and performance upgrades for our
customers,” said Harish Rao, executive vice president for operations and technology.

The new Cupertino Data Center has 7×24 availability, with real-time
monitoring of ad delivery application, network traffic, Internet connections
and the data center room environment. The infrastructure, with multi-threaded
software running on Enterprise class Sun Microsystems servers and Cisco
networking equipment, connects to MCI, UUNet, CW, Internap and SAVVIS
backbones via multiple T-3 lines.

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