FREDERICKSBURG, VA--(INTERNET WIRE)--Oct 30, 2002 -- Zope Corporation, leader in open source content management
and developers of Zope®, the leading open source web
application server, has funded the development of ESI in
ESI (Edge Side Includes -- www.esi.org)
is an important markup language used to define web page
fragments for dynamic assembly and delivery, improving the
user experience of web applications. The protocol was pioneered
by Akamai and is endorsed by Oracle, BEA Systems, Digital
Island, IBM, Interwoven, Vignette and others. Applications
that support ESI typically require less hardware and bandwidth
to serve significantly greater amounts of users and hits
with greater performance.
Zope Corporation contracted with the core development team
of the Open Source Squid Web Proxy Caching Server to add
ESI support, which they knew would yield dramatic ROI. Squid
brings the benefits of ESI to the Open Source world, as
well as enabling companies to deploy ESI entirely within
their own networks.
An upcoming version of Zope will fully support the automatic
generation of ESI directives to take advantage of Squid's
capability. By selecting Squid as the deployment engine
for ESI delivery, Zope Corporation has made ESI available
to every other web publishing system capable of supporting
ESI directives, with no cost involved.
"Zope already powers very high-performance Content Management
sites," said Rob Page, CEO of Zope Corporation. "With the
addition of ESI in Squid, performance scales dramatically.
Network topology choices increase, while complexity decreases.
Personalization no longer has to come at the expense of
"We are happy to have worked with Zope Corporation to bring
ESI to the world's most popular proxy server, Squid, and
to expand the range of open source web publishing tools
available," said Robert Collins, one of Squid's core developers.
"The centralized model of Web serving has shifted towards
more efficient infrastructure technologies that leverage
the Internet's edge for distributed computing," said Bill
Weihl, CTO of Akamai Technologies. "The development of ESI
is one such technology that is impacting the way enterprise
applications are written and deployed. We are excited by
the work of Zope Corporation to develop ESI in Squid. This
will dramatically help in the creation of dynamic, open
source applications, while also allowing enterprises to
extend the reach of their applications across the Akamai
platform. We look forward to this being one of many third
party implementations of ESI."
Zope is the leading open source application server, specializing
in content management, portals, and custom applications.
Since Zope Corporation introduced Zope as an open source
product in 1998, it has become the platform of choice for
content publishers, managers and application developers.
Zope comes with complete source code, and no software licensing
fees. There are over 20,000 developers around the world
contributing to Zope, providing on-going support and enhancements.
More information, including the Zope source code, is available
About Zope Corporation
Zope Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise content
management solutions based on the open source Zope application
server and its new Content Management Framework (CMF). Zope
Corporation rapidly creates and deploys high-performance
content management solutions that are scalable, reliable,
and easily maintained. Source code is delivered with their
systems, so clients have complete control over their software.
Customers include Fortune 1000 companies, newspapers and
other media, telecommunications firms, government agencies,
the military, educational institutions and Internet businesses.
Zope Corporation is backed by Opticality Ventures www.opticality.com.
The company is headquartered in Virginia. For more on Zope
Corporation and Zope visit www.zope.com.