IPivot Selects e/BSD as Embedded OS for QoS Broker; QoS Broker
Outperforms Cisco LocalDirector Two to One
(Business Wire; 07/15/98)
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 1998--IPivot Inc., the emerging leader
of Policy-Based Server QoS Management Solutions for the Internet, intranets and
extranets, has chosen the e/BSD embedded operating system from Berkeley
Software Design Inc. for its newly announced QoS Broker product line.
The announcement was made at the Summer Internet World show in Chicago.
IPivot is hosting a live shoot-out at Booth 2333 at the Chicago show this week.
The company will be showcasing QoS Broker's ability to handle more than 21
million connections per hour, more than twice the throughput capabilities of
the Cisco LocalDirector.
"Berkeley Software Design's e/BSD OS kernel offers a rock solid
development platform and the ability to customize for maximum performance,"
said Brett Helm, president and CEO of IPivot. "To geographically scale today's
high-performance Internet sites, we partnered with a proven leader in embedded
"IPivot has created its breakthrough QoS Broker technology by leveraging
e/BSD's performance, reliability and development ease," said Randy Brem, vice
president of embedded technology sales at BSDI. "The throughput that IPivot
achieved is outstanding. It goes to show that BSDI's embedded solutions easily
outperform proprietary systems."
Tom Byrnes, chief technology officer for American Digital Network (ADN), a
leading strategic Internet services firm, validated the value of the
relationship between BSDI and IPivot: "We tested bridged systems like Cisco's
LocalDirector and found that the IPivot QoS Broker system scaled much better.
There was nothing else that performed as well."
QoS Broker delivers bulletproof access and measurable QoS management for
the global enterprise. It is an integrated LAN/WAN solution that delivers
system fault tolerance and failover both locally and across multiple sites and
Unlike load balancers, which merely distribute user requests equally among
all servers, QoS Broker intelligently manages requests based on the target
response time and priority of each request.
The e/BSD product line scales from small embedded systems like set-top
boxes and small clients up to large specialty servers, making it the ideal
choice for developers of all types of network appliances.
e/BSD is perfect for retail terminals, kiosks, network computers,
firewalls, proxy servers, Internet access devices, routers, switches, web
accelerators, telephony servers, VPN servers, printers, fax servers, and load-
balancers for Web sites and other clusterable systems.
Berkeley Software Design is the commercial supplier of the high-
performance BSD/OS and networking software originally developed at the
University of California, Berkeley. More than 80,000 servers run BSDI products.
Customers include Adobe, Ascend Communications, Chase Manhattan, CompuServe,
U.S. West, WorldCom, Volvo and thousands of leading Internet service providers
BSDI is a privately held company based in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more
information, phone 719/593-9445, send email to email@example.com or visit the
company's Web site at www.bsdi.com.
IPivot was founded in 1997 to provide quality of service (QoS) solutions
for multiserver IP networks. Funded by leading venture capital firms Enterprise
Partners and Doll Capital Management, IPivot has a management team that
combines years of experience in the networking and Web marketplace.
IPivot's headquarters are located in Poway, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
Call 877/347-4868 (toll-free), send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the
company's Web site at www.ipivot.com for more information.
IPivot and QoS Broker are trademarks of IPivot Inc.
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