Microsoft with its
open source operating system; SolidSpeed Networks is
now doing it
for IP performance tools.
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New Open Source Software Tools Attack
Web Performance Problems
SolidSpeed Enables Web Hosters to Offer New Revenue
Ann Arbor, MI -- July 25, 2001 - SolidSpeed
Networks, Inc. today
is announcing two new open source software products,
tm and FEZ-Director. "Linux changed the rules of
the game for
Microsoft with its open source operating system;
Networks is now doing it for IP performance tools,"
Dueweke, CEO of SolidSpeed Networks. Performance
Hosters or Web site owners can easily implement a
balancing infrastructure, measure the speed and
their Web site, or set up a multi-site Web presence.
"Most end-users will abandon their electronic
shopping carts and
the site itself with 8 second Web page downloads,"
Howard, principal analyst at The HTRC Group.
Probester presents a new way to measure Web site
the end-user perspective."
Open Source Products Offered Over the Web
True to the nature of the open source movement,
released the software for these breakthrough
software products via
the Web, at http://www.fezhead.org.
FEZ-Probester tm is easy to implement Web site
measurement software that is embedded in your Web
site's HTML. It
provides the first end-to-end measurement of Web
that measures and reports actual user download
times. Other Web
measurement solutions attempt to simulate users,
additional site load and failing to match the
traffic for the site being measured.
With SolidSpeed's FEZ-Director, a global site
selector, also known
as a global load balancer, Web site administrators
multi-site versions of their Web site through
and multi-homing. FEZ-Director is unique in that it
purely software-based site selection systems
solution that runs on
all flavors of UNIX and Windows and is easily
configured, maintained, and updated. As such,
suited for incorporation into 3rd party content
FEZ-Director uses real-time measurements of latency
loss along with DNS and http redirection methods to
to the best of multiple Web site mirrors or caches.
Zona Research reported that $4.6 billion per year is
lost due to
users abandoning slow Web sites. The Boston Group
stated that 48
percent of Web visitors would leave prematurely
because a site is
running too slow.
SolidSpeed Networks is an emerging venture-backed IP
Management software and consulting services firm
improving Internet performance for its clients.
provides Internet performance and routing software
associated consulting to Web hosters, xSP's,
users, and Web site owners. SolidSpeed Inc. has
capital from investors such as Gideon Gartner--
founder of the
Gartner Group (NYSE: IT) and Giga Information Group
and Kevin Kalkhoven - former CEO of JDS Uniphase
Arbor Venture Partners II is the lead venture
capital fund. A
second round of financing is in progress.