April 13, 2009 00:01 ET

Gear6 to Launch Industry's First Memcached Solution on April 20

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - Gear6 ( announced today that it will launch a new memcached-based solution on April 20, 2009 at the MySQL Conference, which runs April 20 through April 23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Gear6 Web Cache, a new product currently out of beta and being sold through an exclusive "Early Access" program, is a memcached-based appliance that offers built-in fail over and replication; drastically reduces the number of memcached servers required; and provides new levels of management and control over memcached deployments.

Memcached is a general-purpose distributed memory caching system developed around dynamic web sites' need for a distributed caching tier. Industry statistics show that nearly 70% of dynamic web sites -- the fastest growing segment of the web represented by categories such as social networking, community-based media, and aggregation sites -- use LAMP or Java based software stacks that require a distributed caching tier to scale. Memcached has become the de facto standard for this caching tier.

However, traditional memcached deployments can require a significant amount of expensive memory and server resources and many do not have high availability services. Many sites have between 7-30% of their datacenter servers dedicated to memcached.

Gear6 will officially launch Gear6 Web Cache on Monday, April 20 at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, CA, where they will be exhibiting at booth #218. Those interested in learning more about Gear6's technology and the problems Web Cache solves are invited to participate in the webinar "Scaling website performance by caching session and profile data with Memcached" on Wednesday, April 14. Registration for the webinar is available at:

More information on Gear6 and Web Cache can be found at the website, or on their Twitter feed at

About Gear6

In April 2009, Gear6 will officially launch a new, scalable, memcached-based appliance. Gear6 is the first and leading provider of Memcached solutions, enabling high-growth 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 is privately held with investments from U.S. Venture Partners, InterWest and Horizon.

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