April 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Gear6 Memcached Now Supported on Ubuntu Server Editions Including Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Gear6 Memcached Opens Up Shared Server Deployment Options With DEB and RPM Package Format Support

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  MYSQL CONFERENCE -- Gear6, the leading provider of enhanced Memcached solutions, today announced that the Gear6 Memcached distribution is now available as a DEB package for Ubuntu and Debian as well as RPM formats for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.

With this new delivery packaging, Gear6 further expands the deployment options for customers that run Memcached on shared server infrastructure. The Gear6 Memcached distro has been enhanced with enterprise capabilities for replication, persistence, elastic sizing, optimized memory utilization, advanced cache management, and, announced today, Memcached-native regex queries.

"Gear6 is a heavy user and fan of Ubuntu as a development environment," said Joaquin Ruiz, Executive Vice President of Products at Gear6. "Many of our customers are also heavily leveraging Ubuntu Server Edition infrastructure for their production data center and cloud environments where app server, caching and database server resources are shared. In order to meet their needs, we are releasing Gear6 Memcached as a native DEB package for the new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition as well previous generation Linux versions."

"Ubuntu 10.04 LTSis receiving enthusiastic ISV support not only from enterprises but also Web and Cloud deployments," said Matt Asay, COO at Canonical. "Scaling is the big challenge for these environments so having the Gear6 Memcached product certified on Ubuntu is a great win for everyone."

Packaging formats and distributions supported and certified by Gear6 include:

  • Deb:
    • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu 9.10
    • Debian 5.0
  • RPM:
    • CentOS 5.3/5.4
    • RHEL 5.3/5.4

These packages are supported on x86-32 and x86-64 platforms and will be available this month.

In addition to the DEB and RPM packaging, Gear6's Memcached distribution is available in several deployment options: as a software image for dedicated servers; a pre-qualified HP solution; or a cloud service on Amazon EC2 and GoGrid. For more information, go to

To stay up-to-date on Memcached and Gear6, follow @g6memcached on Twitter.

About Gear6
Gear6 ( delivers the leading enhanced software distribution for Memcached, enabling high-growth web sites to scale dynamic applications and content. Gear6 solutions dramatically improve the scalability of web applications and databases, while improving quality of service and reducing infrastructure cost and complexity. Gear6's enhanced Memcached offerings -- Web Cache and Cloud Cache™ -- for the data center and cloud, respectively, enable web operators to scale services and applications, save money, reduce complexity, protect sites from failures and traffic spikes, and manage all aspects of caching operations. Gear6 corporate headquarters are in Mountain View, California.

Contact Information

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