LA JOLLA, CA — December 28, 2005 – Caucho® Technology, Inc., a leader in providing solutions to ensure high performance and reliability for large-scale Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE™) applications, announced today that Norvax (http://www.norvax.com) has migrated their servers from Apache to Resin and as a result eliminated downtime in the maintenance of Norvax web applications.
Norvax is a web Services Company focused primarily on the insurance industry. Norvax has developed a unique approach in developing Internet solutions to generate and expedite sales through web sites. The software developed by Norvax consistently provides their customers with bottom line results. Norvax’s software solutions include Broker Office(tm), an insurance agency management system; ProspectZone(tm), an online service that matches consumers to financial professionals; and SiteLever(tm), a content management system. All these applications are powered by Resin technology.
Caucho® Technology produces Resin, an elegant open source application server used by thousands of corporate, education and government clients. Resin’s simplicity of use allows organizations that have large and demanding sites to focus on delivering their message. Over 4500 customers use Resin including CNet, Fastweb, Evite, the American Red Cross, the Toronto Stock Exchange and Salesforce.com. Resin consistently delivers fast and stable performance under heavy load situations. Additionally, Resin’s integrated standalone web server has built a solid reputation as a reliable and easy to maintain web server solution.
Brandon Cruz, President and CTO of Norvax said, “We had always wanted to eliminate the extra steps in the process between the client and server. We had already setup load balancing for Resin behind Apache, but Apache was still a bottleneck. When Apache started to have issues itself, it made sense to just take it out of the picture entirely. By this time, Resin had become robust enough that we could use it standalone.” Cruz added, “Maintenance has become much easier since we removed the bottleneck. As soon as we got the single point of failure out of the way, it opened a whole new world for us. Now that we have distributed sessions across two machines, we have pretty much eliminated all downtime.”
Steve Montal, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Caucho® Technology said, “One of our core technology focus points has always been to provide a highly efficient standalone web server. We are delighted that Norvax is experiencing the benefits of combining Resin’s web server and application server in order to reduce downtime and maintenance of applications.” Montal added, “Norvax is a leader in the web based insurance industry and we look forward to continue to provide high performance and easy to manage solutions for their products.”
Resin’s features provide developers with greater flexibility working in areas including virtual hosts. Brandon Cruz added, “We have a directory on our server that contains the virtual host configuration for every single website. We have thousands of websites and don’t have to do any individual configuration at all. Deployment of a new virtual host just involves adding the new folder. It’s beautiful compared to what we had to do before!”
With numerous added features, increased speed and load balancing, Caucho® Technology’s Resin open source application server has earned an industry-wide reputation as a robust solution to the Java application challenges that web developers most often face. Caucho® Technology has developed the protocols Burlap and Hessian to produce fast solutions for the rapidly expanding web services market. In December 2005, Caucho® announced the addition of PHP to its list of supported features, where the PHP pages are compiled in the background to byte-code, and the resulting performance is four times that of Apache mod_php.
About Caucho® Technology, Inc.
Caucho® Technology was founded in 1998 and is based in La Jolla, California. Caucho® produces Resin, a leading Java application server that delivers fast and stable performance under heavy load situations. Resin is the application server of choice for over 4500 organizations including Fortune 500 companies, governments and educational institutions needing reliable and fast Java solutions. Caucho® Technology is a Sun Microsystems Java licensee.
About Norvax Inc.
Norvax’s solutions include web site design, content management, web marketing, search engine optimization, e-commerce transactional capabilities including quoting and electronic application, and relationship marketing.
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