Tuesday January 16, 12:41 pm Eastern Time
Digital Creations Partners With bayMountain to Create Scalable Open Source Enterprise-Level Clustering Solutions
Combining Strength of Application Server Cluster With Scalability of Web Server Cluster to Meet Enterprise Internet Infrastructure Needs
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Creations, creator of
Zope(TM) and developer of content management business solutions, announced a
new partnership with bayMountain, the leading provider of Linux-based managed
As part of this partnership, bayMountain will provide
server clustering expertise and services in support of Zope.org, Digital
Creation's high-traffic Open Source development site.
bayMountain will provide the infrastructure foundation for Digital Creations'
new content management solution, to be released later this year.
Digital Creations and bayMountain will work together to deliver a fully
clustered Open Source solution to the marketplace.
With this solution,
corporations with high-traffic sites can have confidence that their system
will have the reliability and scalability essential for an enterprise-level
Both companies will showcase their solution at the upcoming LinuxWorld
Expo in New York, January 31 through February 2.
Digital Creations is located
at booth #857; bayMountain is across the aisle at booth #751.
``Scalability has always been a concern, because Zope.org is one of the
most highly trafficked Open Source development sites on the web,'' said Paul
Everitt, Digital Creations CEO.
``With our focus on addressing enterprise-wide
content management needs, scalability is no longer just a concern -- it is a
This unique clustering combination maximizes scalability, and
provides the benefit of end-to-end development, hosting and management of
enterprise-level Internet infrastructure.''
``This partnership brings together the best of Digital Creation's Zope
application server cluster and our bayCluster(TM) high performance computing
To maximize the benefits of clustering, application and
infrastructure need to work hand-in-hand,'' said Mark Wensell, bayMountain CEO.
``Clients of both companies will greatly benefit from this tight partnership.
They will now have a talented, responsive team for both development and
hosting, with seamless transition between the two.
Clients should also
benefit from improved time-to-market as a result of the clustering
Zope is the leading Open Source application server, specializing in
content management, portals, and custom applications.
Since Digital Creations
introduced Zope as an Open Source product in late 1998, Zope has quickly
become the platform of choice for demanding application developers and content
As an Open Source solution, Zope is available free of charge and
comes with complete source code.
bayCluster is a high-performance computing solution that leverages
expertise in load-balanced cluster technology to deliver performance on a
sliding scale ahead of demand.
Configurations are built based on existing IT
needs and are scaled up or down based on the amount of resources needed to
serve requests for capacity.
bayCluster provides a fully scalable, reliable
and cost-effective alternative for dynamic web site and e-commerce transaction
These configurations are hosted and managed in bayMountain's
data center or at any partner location.
About Digital Creations
Digital Creations develops next-generation web applications, particularly
content management solutions, based on the Open Source Zope development
Using Zope allows Digital Creations to rapidly create and deploy
large-scale systems, and to deliver reliable, high-performance, scalable web
sites that are easily maintained, even by non-professionals.
include the Gannett Company, WebMD, the U.S. Navy and HomeGain.com.
Creations recently received $12 million in funding from a group of investors
including Whitney & Co., the Intel 64 Fund and Opticality Ventures.
Creations, which is headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia, maintains a web
site at http://www.digicool.com .
bayMountain is the leading provider of comprehensive Linux-based managed
hosting services for small-to-medium sized businesses.
competencies include server clustering, load balancing, and proactive
monitoring and management.
This expertise ensures a scalable growth path for
its clients, providing both high-availability and high-performance.
on the management team's previous experiences with commercial Internet
services and computational clusters, bayMountain has an initial client base
utilizing its technology in a variety of business applications.
March 2000, bayMountain is based in Richmond, Virginia.
about bayMountain is available at http://www.baymountain.com .