Thursday December 2, 11:18 am Eastern Time
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Digital Creations and Fast Engines Team For Scalable Web Application Servers; Combination Brings Commercial Reliability to Valuable Open Source Software
FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Creations, creator of
Zope(TM) and the leader in Open Source web development, announced that it is
partnering with Fast Engines, the leader in web server acceleration software,
to provide commercial-grade scalability for the Zope web application server.
The alliance will dramatically improve the ability of high-volume e-commerce
sites to handle peak traffic flows.
Because Fast Engines enables load
balancing across a wide range of platforms, dynamic applications operating in
a cross-platform server environment can function reliably, even at peak times
with 'flash crowds'.
With the agreement, Digital Creations will provide its clients with pre-
configured versions of Fast Engine's Fast.Serv product starting January 7,
Fast.Serv is a commercial implementation of the open source FastCGI
Protocol for high-performance integration of web servers and web applications.
Zope already provides integration with open implementations of FastCGI, but it
lacks the high-volume load balancing and cross-platform features of Fast.Serv.
``Digital Creations enables companies to render their e-commerce sites more
robust by fully exploiting our free, open-source Zope platform.'' says Paul
Everitt, CEO of Digital Creations.
``With Fast Engines, both the Zope
community and Digital Creations customers get a high-quality, high-performance
commercial solution for web server integration.''
Additionally, Digital Creations will resell the new load-balancing version
of Fast.Serv with ZEO, the Digital Creations custom solution for applications
demanding scalability and failover.
``Fast.Serv excels at bringing tremendous
performance gains to dynamic applications,'' added Semyon Dukach, CTO of Fast
``The alliance with Digital Creations and Zope takes us into the
future of cross-platform application servers based on open standards.''
About Digital Creations
Digital Creations is the publisher of Zope and the leader in open source
web development. Zope is an open source application server for building high-
performance, dynamic web sites. Zope runs on almost all UNIX platforms and
Windows NT, and can be used with popular web servers or its own built-in web
server. Visit http://www.digicool.com/ for more information, and get Zope free
About Fast Engines, Inc.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fast Engines is the leader in
developing and marketing high performance software for accelerating Web-based
applications that generate custom content. Fast Engines is an Akamai
(Nasdaq: AKAM - news) Alliance Partner, which means that joint customer web sites
will benefit from improved download speed, reliability and performance.
Engines' Fast.Serv product for Netscape, Apache and Microsoft servers is being
used by dozens of high-traffic web sites within Fortune 500 companies
including The New York Times, Delta Air Lines, ZDNet, Morgan Stanley, Lockheed
Martin, and A.G. Edwards. For more information go to