August 25, 2009 07:01 ET

Gear6 Memcached Distribution Now Available on VMware

VMware Based Virtual Appliance Enables Dynamic Web Sites to Try Gear6 Web Cache With Advanced Memcached Features

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - 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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About Gear6

Gear6 ( introduced the first scalable distribution for Memcached, 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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