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cIQ server accelerator reduces download time for investors by up to 80 per cent

24 April, 2001 – CacheFlow, the provider of content-smart networking solutions, has teamed up with Oslo Exchanges to speed up high volumes of traffic on its web sites following a recent successful ‘disaster recovery’ operation with the aid of CacheFlow’s cIQ server accelerator platform.

When Norwegian Telecom (Telenor), went public in early December, the flotation attracted huge international interest. Investors wanted to follow Telenor’s share prices in real time on the Internet on flotation and Oslo Exchanges’ web site experienced a volume of hits that would have, without immediate attention, have far outstripped its ability to respond. The last-minute introduction of CacheFlow’s cIQ Server Accelerator produced immediate improvements by eliminating the delays and subsequent technical issues associated with extreme traffic conditions.

CacheFlow’s cIQ Server Accelerator is the industry’s first family of products specifically engineered for accelerating and scaling high-traffic Web sites. Designed to integrate transparently with a site's existing systems and networks, they offer immediate performance improvement for static, secure, and dynamic application content. CacheFlow can offload up to 95% of web content requests from existing server farms which can reduce download times by as much as 80%.

“Our web site is an essential information channel, so service and availability cannot be compromised,” explained Sidsel Nordhagen, head of IT operations and technical services at the Oslo Exchanges. “CacheFlow’s cIQ server accelerator ensures that unexpected peaks in traffic won't cause problems in the future. In a short time it’s proved to be a crucial application for OSE.”

Nigel Hawthorn, head of CacheFlow’s European marketing, claims: “In our experience, web sites can increase their capacity to handle five or even 10 times the number of users on the same server by introducing CacheFlow technology,” adding that; “The Oslo Exchanges is well on the way to experiencing similar order of magnitude improvements, while at the same time containing their capital expenditures and operational expenses.”

Recent research by Miercom, an independent networking consultancy, proved that adding a CacheFlow cIQ Sever Accelerator model 725 to a web server farm could be more effective than adding eight traditional web-servers. This enables the existing web servers to support eight times more transactions per second and decrease user wait-time for accessing a website eight-fold.
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About CacheFlow Inc.
CacheFlow is focused on building a new layer of content intelligent infrastructure that makes the Internet content-smart. CacheFlow's market-leading appliances and innovative content delivery technologies enable enterprises, service providers and content providers to deliver the right content to the right place at the right time. Based in Sunnyvale, California, CacheFlow can be contacted via telephone at 408/220-2200, fax at 408/220-2250 or email at


Nigel Hawthorn
CacheFlow Inc.
01276 854111

Alia Ilyas
020 7494 6570

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