REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Ipedo(TM), Inc., a leading provider of dynamic content delivery acceleration products, made its debut today and introduced the Ipedo Directory Cache(TM), the industry's first dynamic LDAP directory cache, and the first in a family of dynamic content delivery products Ipedo is developing to accelerate Internet and wireless applications. The Ipedo Directory Cache breaks the application bottleneck behind the firewall, enabling portals and B2B exchanges to deliver personalized content and transactions faster, ASPs to fulfill service level agreements and wireless service providers to meet the challenge of scaling personalized applications to millions of subscribers. Directories are repositories for critical application data such as user profiles, and with every online application becoming personalized, the faster this data can be served up, the faster applications can start delivering customized pages and processing transactions. Combining directory server technology and in-memory dynamic caching with the latest 64-bit environments, the Ipedo Directory Cache installs easily in front of existing LDAP directory servers, enabling them to respond to directory queries up to ten times faster than possible before for time-critical personalization, security and provisioning operations. "While much work has been done to address bandwidth and other network-related Internet application performance issues, some of the biggest bottlenecks remain behind the firewall in getting the data out of the directories and databases fast enough," said Tim Matthews, president and co-founder of Ipedo. "Ipedo's 'active caching' strategy attacks the inefficiencies in retrieving, handling, transforming and delivering the core dynamic content by staging it in high-speed servers closer to the applications that need it, and the end result is dramatically better performance for both wired and wireless Internet applications." The all-Java Ipedo Directory Cache works with any LDAP v3 directory server, including those from iPlanet, Novell and IBM, and installs quickly with no disruption to back-end servers. Multiple caches accessing a single master directory can store redundant sets of information for high availability, or the data can be split up among the multiple caches to boost performance. "Ensuring fast and secure customer access to our online automotive market is critical," said Srini Kankanahalli, CTO of GloPex, a leading infrastructure provider for the automotive aftermarket. "The Ipedo Directory Cache will allow us to provide the real-time service levels we need, and its caching architecture is ideal for large-scale Web applications like ours." Ipedo also supports the latest XML interface to directories, Directory Services Markup Language (DSML). DSML is a standard way of representing directory services in XML, the de facto standard markup language for e-commerce. "With the addition of Ipedo as a DSML partner, Bowstreet customers have a new option for moving time-critical business transactions to the Web," said Catharine Evans, business development manager for Bowstreet. "The Ipedo Directory Cache brings a new kind of performance and scalability to critical directory services, making them even more suited for large-scale e-commerce deployments." Ipedo's Unique Active Caching Architecture Dynamic data is the lifeblood of today's online applications. Web caching software and services work well for static HTML pages and images, but do not offer anything for dynamically changing Web applications or personalized content. While improving delivery of static content from the network edge can accelerate Web page delivery, Web caching does not help the performance of back-end tiers, such as the database or application servers. Given the trend toward more dynamic content and more personalized Web sites, this inadequacy will only become more apparent. Ipedo's Active Edge(TM) caching technology builds on the basic ideas of Web caching and adds more sophisticated capabilities to improve overall content delivery by staging dynamic data, both in terms of physical location and data format, at each tier -- database, application server, Web server, cache -- en route to the end user. Active caching brings 'hot' data forward in the application tiers, and can also handle translating to the desired output format or meta format in advance to remove the format processing burden from the application server or Web server. Availability and Pricing The Ipedo Directory Cache is available now for Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000, Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux, and is licensed on a per server basis starting at $25,000. About Ipedo Ipedo develops a range of high-performance dynamic content delivery products to accelerate Internet and wireless applications. Based on its Active Edge(TM) performance technology, Ipedo's product line offers caching for a range of user profile and XML data. Ipedo's products can be used to provide rapid personalization, instant delivery, and scalable data access to very large user populations in ASPs, ISPs, Web portals, B2B exchanges, wireless services and next-generation Internet telephony. Ipedo is available on the Web at www.Ipedo.com . Ipedo, Ipedo Directory Cache and Active Edge are trademarks of Ipedo, Inc. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
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