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Mountain View, California – (The Hosting News) – July 2, 2009 – The next version of Gear6 Web Cache, specifically targeting the needs of cloud providers, has been released by provider of scalable Memcached solutions, Gear6.

Joaquin Ruiz, Executive Vice President of Products noted, ”As more applications move to the cloud, hosting providers are challenged to simultaneously augment their infrastructure, differentiate their services, provide data security and scale economically. Today, Memcached is already a fundamental pillar in horizontally scaling web applications within all top origin sites. Gear6 Web Cache 2.3 delivers the integration, security, performance and scalability that cloud providers require in order to easily and effectively deliver advanced Memcached functionality to all their hosted customers, enabling those customers to virtually scale like the big guys.”

Gear6 Web Cache version 2.3 includes multi-tenancy capabilities with secured Memcached zones that enable managed hosting (MHP) and cloud service providers to deliver Memcached as a service to their customers. With Gear6 Web Cache, hosted web sites can scale out more effectively for improved performance and continuous data availability.
Released in April and already deployed in a number of top 500 websites, Gear6 Web Cache helps fast growing media, social networking, content aggregation, and other dynamic websites to cost effectively scale their Memcached infrastructure. The results are improved site performance, increased visibility into application and infrastructure tiers, and more than a 60% reduction in typical capital and operational expenses.
The new multi-tenancy support in Gear6 Web Cache 2.3 includes IP address sharing, higher levels of security with IP-based access control list and filtering, and rich programmatic access of Gear6 Web Cache. Managed hosting and cloud providers can easily offload Memcached workloads onto Gear6 Web Cache and federate the service to many customers.
Other key new features in Gear6 Web Cache 2.3 include: — A web services interface for programmatic management of the Gear6 platform. This makes it easier to integrate with interfaces used by managed hosting and cloud providers. — Reporting of Memcached statistics via SNMP, which lets customers plug into their existing alerting and reporting infrastructure. — New advanced reporter providing in-depth detail on cache usage, cache health, items, storage, clients and keys; and a new mobile version of the advanced reporter that enables users to view cache statistics on mobile devices. — Support for up to 384GB of Memcached memory space per rack unit of data center space.
Gear6 Web Cache 2.3: Availability and Early Access for Cloud Providers
This new version of Gear6 Web Cache will be available as part of an early access program for MHP and cloud providers by 30 July 2009. Gear6 is currently accepting applications from MHP and cloud providers interested in evaluating Gear6 Web Cache 2.3.
Gear6 is the first and leading provider of scalable Memcached solutions, enabling high-growth media, social networking and content aggregation web sites to deliver and scale dynamic applications and content. By focusing on the emerging need for a dedicated web caching tier, Gear6 solutions dramatically improve the scalability of web applications and databases, improving quality of service and reducing infrastructure cost. Gear6′s flagship offering is Gear6 Web Cache, a Memcached protocol-compliant solution that enables web site developers and operators to scale web services and applications, to save money, rack space, power and time, to protect users and sites from failures and traffic spikes, and to manage all aspects of caching operations. Gear6 corporate headquarters are in Mountain View, California.

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