NetCacheA family of Web cache servers from Network Appliance that come in a wide range of sizes for use in branch offices to large service providers. NetCache devices support video-on-demand and broadcast streaming and use Network Appliance's innovative Data ONTAP microkernel OS and Write Anywhere File Layout file system (WAFL). NetCache supports "split streaming," which, like multicasting, provides a one-to-many transmission enabling one video stream from the Internet to be sent to multiple users at the same time.
|This is an "appliance" because it plugs into the network and performs one function: Web caching. This C6100 model holds up to two terabytes of Web pages. (Image courtesy of Network Appliance, Inc.)|
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