San Francisco, CA — TurboLinux, Inc., a high-performance Linux company, announced that Bikestore.com, the bicycle portal super-site, is running TurboLinux’s award winning TurboCluster Server.
“TurboLinux’s enterprise products give organizations of all sizes a range of options that deliver leadership market solutions based on price and performance,” said Bill Peterson, director of Marketing for TurboLinux. “TurboCluster Server excels at handling large diverse Web-enabled systems. Bikestore.com is a wonderful example of an organization that is preparing its systems for scalability – today.”
“With TurboLinux, we definitely surpassed the benchmarks that were published for Apache on Linux,” said Allyn Fay, systems administrator of the Boulder, Colorado-based Bikestore.com. “We have yet to come close to reaching the TurboCluster system’s limitations as far as traffic goes, but it’s nice to know that we could always handle a sudden spike in traffic. TurboCluster Server is definitely meeting our expectations as a high availability solution. It has done exactly what we wanted it to do.”
TurboCluster Server is an Enterprise-class clustering solution that allows for the construction of highly available and scalable networks based on low-cost commodity components. Using TurboCluster Server, network administrators can significantly improve quality of service levels for practically every TCP/IP based network service, such as Web, Mail, News, and FTP. TurboCluster Server 4.0 was voted Best Web Solution by the editors of Linux Journal and was named Corporate IT Best Product winner for enterprise-class customers at the IT 2000 Sydney computer show. Since going live in March 2000, Bikestore.com’s traffic has almost doubled monthly. Bikestore.com, the Web arm of Catalyst Communication – a direct mail advertising and marketing company for independent bicycle dealers – has a vast searchable database that provides visitors with information on local bike trails, cycling-related events and bike dealers.
Catalyst Communication, Inc. has worked with specialty retailers and bicycle industry suppliers in marketing and merchandising their services and products to consumers for more than 15 years. This experience in the cycling industry has given Catalyst a unique breadth of associations with retailers, suppliers and advocacy groups nationwide. Through bikestore.com, Catalyst promotes cycling to casual riders and cycling enthusiasts by providing the information they want, then directing them to their local independent bicycle dealers for personalized products and services. Through bikecommerce.com, Catalyst advances its business-to-business Internet presence by joining retailers to suppliers for one-stop on-line shopping. More detailed information about Catalyst can be found on the company’s website at http://www.catacom.com .
Founded in 1992, TurboLinux is a market leader in Linux software clustering solutions and Linux internationalization, with investment backing from more than 20 global computer companies, including Compaq, Dell, Intel, NEC, Novell, NTT and Oracle. The company’s home page is located on the Internet at http://www.turbolinux.com .