Blue Coat Systems announced its next-generation Blue Coat CacheFlow 5000 appliance, which delivers a significant leap forward in performance and capacity.
Blue Coat said the new app delivers more than three times throughput and cache storage compared to the previous version in the same compact, 4U footprint.
The new CacheFlow appliance is available immediately and includes IPv6 support to address the advanced networking requirements of large service provider customers. This dramatic performance improvement comes at a time when the increasing amount of rich Web 2.0 content, especially videos and large files, is severely straining service provider networks, making it challenging to both provide a top quality user experience and contain bandwidth costs.
Globally, online users watched nearly 140 billion videos according to a comScore Video Metrix report from earlier this year. Despite the broad popularity of Web video, today individual online viewing in the U.S. amounts to an average of 22 minutes per week. Over the next ten years, per-person U.S. Web video watching is expected to increase more than five-fold to an average of two hours per day.