Intel Boosts NetStructure Products

October 6, 2000

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Hillsboro, ORE. — Intel Corporation announced five new Intel NetStructure products. The products add intelligent caching, cutting edge performance, content-aware handling of Internet traffic and new management capabilities to Intel’s core family of e-Business data center products. “With the NetStructure products, Intel is focused on delivering a breadth of high-performance, best-in-class solutions and services to emerging e-Businesses,” said John Miner, vice president and general manager, Intel Communications Products Group. “We continue to aggressively grow the NetStructure product line to enable service providers and companies hosting their own e-Businesses to create new value-added services for their customers.”

The Intel NetStructure 1520 Cache is an intelligent cache appliance for T1 environments that supports up to 15 Mbps of data throughput. The NetStructure 1520, including the Inktomi Traffic Server Engine, offers fast, easy-to-deploy and manageable caching with better performance at a lower cost than traditional cache solutions. The 1520 Cache Appliance complements the current Intel NetStructure 1500 Cache appliance by allowing network service providers to build out caching hierarchies. Caching hierarchies maximize efficient bandwidth utilization by allowing individual cache appliances to work together as an intelligent caching network to offload servers and move content closer to end customers. The NetStructure Cache appliance line provides solutions to help ensure that Internet Service Providers are able to deliver high-availability and quality content to their customers while lowering the cost of bandwidth.

The Intel NetStructure 7115 e-Commerce Accelerator boosts the speed of e-Commerce traffic by offloading the encryption and decryption of secure Internet transactions. The NetStructure 7115 handles up to 600 secure connections per second and performs all Secure Socket Layer (SSL) processing, freeing Web server resources to respond to customer traffic more efficiently. As e-Commerce traffic increases, multiple 7115 units can be cascaded to provide up to 2,000 connections per second. New remote management and event monitoring capabilities enable more robust device management.

“Intel’s new NetStructure 7115 e-Commerce Accelerator offers the right combination of performance, security and manageability required for Mirror Image to enhance our instaContent* Global Distribution offering,” said Jeffrey Schutzman, director of Global Content Distribution Services at Mirror Image Internet. “By transparently integrating with our patented CAP technology, this product enables our instaContent service to globally handle our minimum daily load of hundreds of millions of secure transactions.”

The Intel NetStructure 7185 e-Commerce Director combines security acceleration and content-aware traffic management to improve the speed of SSL transactions. The NetStructure 7185 features Layer 4-7 awareness for content-driven processing and prioritized delivery, and offloads SSL encryption/decryption with up to 1,200 SSL connections per second. The NetStructure 7185 also provides active Layer 7 Intelligent Session Recovery for secure transactions, which enables automatic detection of HTTP 400, 500 and 600 errors and transparent redirection to another server to reduce customers’ risk of receiving error messages.

The Intel NetStructure 7145 Traffic Director helps enhance an online customer’s experience with improved responsiveness and reduced errors. Featuring Layer 4 traffic management, the NetStructure 7145 makes priority delivery decisions based on real response times for optimal server farm performance. The NetStructure 7145 allows servers to bypass it when responding, benefiting businesses that serve data such as streaming media. Server failover and redundancy features direct traffic around failure points for reliable and responsive performance.

The Intel NetStructure 7175 Traffic Director adds Layer 7 traffic management to the capabilities of the NetStructure 7145 to help reduce error messages that drive customers away during peak traffic periods. Using active Layer 7 awareness for intelligent content decisions, the NetStructure 7175 prioritizes delivery, balances the traffic load and optimizes server farm performance.

These new devices are part of the growing Intel NetStructure product line, which includes highly reliable and scalable network equipment, Internet appliances, and services that add application intelligence to computer networks in order to help companies provide a faster and more reliable e-Business experience. Since unveiling the Intel NetStructure data center products in February, Intel has introduced more than 30 products under the brand. These include the recently announced hosting, storefront and management appliances, and virtual private networking (VPN) products.

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