IDM selects Blue Coat CacheFlow appliances
Lebanese ISP hopes to enhance delivery of bandwidth-intensive Web content
Web security specialist Blue Coat Systems, Inc today announced that Lebanese Internet service provider IDM has selected Blue Coat CacheFlow appliances in an attempt to optimise the content delivery through reduced bandwidth costs.
The installation comes at a time when sizeable increases in network traffic and subscriber growth are expected, driven by increasing Internet penetration in the region and the growing demand for rich Web 2.0 content.
"By significantly reducing IDM's server footprint and related management expenses, the CacheFlow appliances provided an immediate return on investment," said Blue Coat.
Using specialised caching technology, Blue Coat CacheFlow appliances are designed to scale content delivery to meet increasing subscriber demands without additional bandwidth.
Samar Khalil, network management department director at IDM comments, "We needed a solution that would help us greatly enhance the surfing experience for our customers without driving up our operational expenses. Blue Coat's CacheFlow appliances provide the most efficient caching solution and meet all our expectations for higher throughput and improved quality of service. As an added benefit, they are free-running appliances that need minimal configuration and maintenance."
Blue Coat CacheFlow appliances are designed to accelerate the delivery of rich-media Web content, including large files and video content, by caching content closer to the users.
"The advanced caching technology that is at the foundation of our CacheFlow appliances ensures they are uniquely able to maintain a high rate of effectiveness even as the Web changes," says Hussam Abusamra, regional sales director at Blue Coat Systems.
"For service providers like IDM, the ability to cache the most popular and bandwidth-intensive Web content closer to end users ends the cycle of constant bandwidth upgrades to support a growing number of subscribers accessing increasingly richer content."