Caching Product/Services Table

This table was changed on November 19, 1999. For an explanation of the terms used in the last column, see my Internet World article (October 1999) on caching approaches. This table also accompanies a course I teach at the Next Generation Networks Conference which spends some time discussing caching.

Company Name/URL Product/Service Type
Adero AderoWorld Service
Akamai FreeFlow Service
Cacheflow CacheFlow series Appliance
Cisco Cache Engine 500 Appliance
Cobalt Networks CacheQube Packaged server
Compaq TaskSmart Appliance (Novell)
Digital Island GlobalCache Service
Edgix HotMedia Service
Entera TeraNode Packaged server
Eolian InfoStorm Packaged server
Foundry Networks Inc. ServerIron Pre-packaged server
Infolibria DynaCache Appliance
Inktomi Traffic Server Software
InterNAP P-NAP Service
Lucent IPWorx WebCache Appliance
Microbits (Australia) Intelli-App Appliance (Novell)
Microsoft Proxy Server Software
Mirror-Image Central Cache Connection Service
Netscape Proxy Server 3.5 Software
Network Appliance NetCache C700 Packaged server
Novell Internet Caching System Software
PacketStorm WebSpeed Packaged server
Pionex Technologies, Inc. Elite PCA Appliance (Novell)
Quantex Microsystems, Inc. WebXL Appliance (Novell)
Sandpiper Networks/Digital Island Footprint Service
Skycache Skycache Service
SolidData Excellerator Solid state hard disk Appliance
Squid Squid Software
WebSpective Software/Inktomi WebSpective Software
Workfire Workfire server Software
General caching information can be found at the following web sites:
Brian Davison's caching resources and product comparisons
Collaborative Research's Internet Caching Center


Source: David Strom and vendor web sites.


Note: Internet Caching Protocol/Squid is designed for caches to pass objects amongst themselves while the Cache Interface Protocol/Akamai is designed to report back hit statistics between cache objects and host/origin servers.