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Gear6 Memcached Distribution Now Available on VMware
Gear6 ( today announced that Gear6 Web Cache, the company's popular distribution for Memcached, is available as a Virtual Appliance download. Customers can register and download Gear6 Web Cache Virtual Appliance and easily experience the high availability, scalability and manageability of Gear6 Web Cache.

Released in April and deployed by leading top 50 high traffic web sites, 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.

"By making the Gear6 Web Cache available as a Virtual Appliance, customers can rapidly experience our enhanced Memcached distribution within their environment," said Joaquin Ruiz, Executive Vice President of Products for Gear6. "The fact is, today's dynamic websites absolutely require a robust distributed caching tier to provide millisecond responsiveness or they face losing users and customers. Memcached delivers this responsiveness, and only the Gear6 distribution for Memcached provides the scalable high availability services that sites architected around Memcached need."

Gear6 Web Cache Virtual Appliance is available immediately for operations teams to test it out for themselves. To register for a virtual Gear6 Web Cache experience, please visit Web Cache Virtual Appliance supports VMware player version 2.5. In addition, Gear6 has developed enhanced open source tools for managing, monitoring, and reporting on Memcached services. Download them at

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Published Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:11 AM by David Marshall
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